May 22, 2024

Veterans get a fair shake

Indiana dairy farmers thank veterans

INDIANAPOLIS — Veterans and active-duty military are invited to the State Fair Dairy Bar for a free chocolate or vanilla milkshake.

The event will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Personnel can show their military ID for a free treat, drive-through style. The first 500 served will receive their milkshakes in a special edition commemorative Dairy Bar Milkshake Cup.

“We’re excited to welcome our veterans and active-duty military to the Dairy Bar for sweet treats on Veterans Day,” said Jenni Browning, American Dairy Association Indiana CEO.

“While it’s impossible to say ‘thank you’ enough for what these men and women have done and continue to do for all of us, this is our small way of demonstrating our enormous appreciation for their service and sacrifices — a way of letting them know we are so grateful for each and every one of them.”


Guests should enter the state fairgrounds via Gate 6 off of Fall Creek Parkway, on the east side of the fairgrounds. They’ll be directed along the fair’s Main Street straight to the Dairy Bar, where they’ll receive their choice of a chocolate or vanilla shake.

After receiving their milkshake, they’ll exit the fairgrounds via the 42nd Street gate, near the Monon Trail.

Learn more about American Dairy Association Indiana at

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor