State Fair Masters

Traditional Arts Indiana and the Indiana State Fair wish to recognize individuals for their mastery of a particular tradition and for their dedication to sharing their knowledge at the fair, year after year. These men and women give generously of themselves by exhibiting, demonstrating, or performing, at both the county and state fairs. They are well known by neighbors and friends in home communities for a particular skill and for their commitment to passing their excellence on to others. Here is a full list of our award-winning artisans:

2011
Harold Stark, Master Mechanic (Marion County)

2010
Wayne and Helen Drake, Master Hog Breeders (Cambridge City, IN)

2009
The Roney Family, Master Apple Growers (Hancock County)
Patti Light, Master Baton Twirler (Boone County)

2008
Gerry Gray and the Family Reunion String Band
Donna Jo Copeland, Master Spinner and Weaver

2007
Noble Melton, Master Fiddler (Indianapolis)
Gerry and Ralph Dunkin, Master Miniature Donkey Breeders

2006
Jack Rodibaugh and Family, Master Breeding Stock Swine Producers (Jasper County)
Bill Harshbarger, Master Sheep Shearer and Sharpener (Clay county)

2005
Ted Huber, Huber Winery, Master Winemaker (Clark County)
The Piecemakers, Master Quilters (Vanderburgh County)

2004
Mike Farrar and Family, Master Gardeners (Marion County)
Wilma Jean Swann and Martha Miller, Master Seamstresses (Daviess and Posey Counties)

2003
Mary K. Borgman, Master Candy Maker (Hancock County)
Jim and Randee Patton Family, Master Angus Seed Stock Breeders (Montgomery County)

2002
Bill Canary, from the Canary family, Master Historic Dairy Farming Interpreters (Johnson County)
Lee and Crae Eller, Master Belgian Draft Horsemen (Hamilton County)

2001
State Fair Master Award
George Harrell, Master Wool Grader and Sheep Judge (Johnson County)
Keith Ruble, Master Bowl Hewer and Log Cabin Builder and Restorer (Vigo County)
Nancy Schuman (Johnson County) and Mary Schuman (Marion County), Master Bakers

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