The Iowa State Fair

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!

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The view coming in the gate.

 

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Iowa State Fair floating ball.

 

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Up first, finding food.

 

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Everyone has their favorite.

 

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This is one of mine.

 

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This is the other that I have every single year!

 

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Happiness!

 

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A must have on every trip to the fair.

 

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Sky ride over the fair.
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Sculpture of Straw.

 

 

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The other skyride over the farm equipment.

 

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Tractor display is always a stop for us!

 

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I love Farmalls.

 

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Another regular stop.

 

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My favorite things to shop for.

 

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This is the Super Bull, Desperado

 

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It’s a contest every year, he’s a big boy!

 

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These calves were born on Brothers farm. They did pretty well.

 

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Finishing touches being put on the agriculture sand sculpture.

 

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This is so neat to watch them work.

 

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Varied Industries Building is full of well, varied industries. And People!!

 

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The Temptations on the free stage!!

 

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2 of the newer rides at the fair.

 

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As evening falls, and the concerts start, the lights come on.

 

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Tator ribbons, a final snack before heading for home.

 

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The Midway lights up the night.

 

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All the food stands light up the Grand Concourse. It’s very beautiful at night.

So ends Day 1.

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