I don’t know if I can properly explain the Iowa State Fair in words, but maybe with pictures I can give it a shot. As a child, I showed cattle at the fair. As an adult I take the kids and try to survive the day wandering through the mass of humanity that makes up the fair. I love it though. The sites, the sounds, the smells, and yes, even the people!
The view coming in the gate.
Iowa State Fair floating ball.
Up first, finding food.
Everyone has their favorite.
This is one of mine.
This is the other that I have every single year!
A must have on every trip to the fair.
Sky ride over the fair.
Sculpture of Straw.
The other skyride over the farm equipment.
Tractor display is always a stop for us!
I love Farmalls.
Another regular stop.
My favorite things to shop for.
This is the Super Bull, Desperado
It’s a contest every year, he’s a big boy!
These calves were born on Brothers farm. They did pretty well.
Finishing touches being put on the agriculture sand sculpture.
This is so neat to watch them work.
Varied Industries Building is full of well, varied industries. And People!!
The Temptations on the free stage!!
2 of the newer rides at the fair.
As evening falls, and the concerts start, the lights come on.
Tator ribbons, a final snack before heading for home.
The Midway lights up the night.
All the food stands light up the Grand Concourse. It’s very beautiful at night.
So ends Day 1.