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Iowa State Fair
Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair

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  • 9.8
    Ταξιδιώτες Με Οικογένεια
  • 7.5
    Λάτρεις της Υπαίθρου
  • 7.5
    Foodies
  • 7.4
    Λάτρεις της Περιπέτειας
East 30th Street and East University Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50317
(800) 545-3247
http://www.iowastatefair.org/
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Had a great time at the fair. If you love agriculture, fair food and rides, the Iowa State Fair is the best in the Midwest. Every thing is clean, well organized and efficient. The midway has been updated and appears as safe as it can be. The fairgrounds have abundant shade and places to stop and eat or rest. If you need a scooter reserve it the day before to be sure you get one, there is a lot of walking.

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Iowa State Fair, August 10-20, 2017. NY Times in 2015 said its in the top 20 of Must Sees. Rated in the top 3 of all State Fairs which each year draws over a million + visitors.

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It's fun especially for someone who is from out of town. There are some classic things that stay the same and others that change annually.

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2013 UPDATE

My Son and I spent a very nice 4 hours at the today's Iowa State Fair. Like most Iowans, we arrived early (close to the 9 AM opening) and found that the Fair Grounds were already full of fellow travelers and before the days heat really started to bear down.

We hit the high points:

- Varied Industries Building (Exhibits)
- Ag Building (Butter Cow and one on the Lincoln Highway)
- Pavilion (Cow Competition)
- Cultural Center (don't miss the Photography Exhibit Winners)
- Expo Hill (think Wind Power!)
- Machinery Grounds (who doesn't want to see cool Farm equipment?)
- Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Plaza (cool fish)
- The Big Boar (Iowans love their farm animals).
- Food (we were good and avoided Double Bacon Corn Dog and other delicacies)
- Food Building (and the Competitions)
- Stuff (I stocked up on super glue and the Kid got a custom t-shirt)

The only thing that I wish the Iowa State Fair had was more radio stations broadcasting live from the Fair Grounds. WHO AM kind of does this, but it's not the same as the energy that comes from the Minnesota State Fair, which has several stations going during the entire event.

There's also kind of a "circle of life" dynamic at play here. There's a plethora of strollers as many young families come out the the fair. There's also quite a few assisted living wheelchairs and scooters at life's other end. There's also many ages and associated Iowa cultural dynamics at play in-between. I can't say that some fair goers are the healthiest folks around or that I haven't moved on to something else in many aspects of my life as I watch this all unfold. However, they are part of where I'm from and who I am. And if I ever forget that...
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Gayle and I spent several pleasant hours at last year's Iowa State Fair. We especially appreciated the convenience of taking the bus ($2 RT) from the State Capital right to the West Gate.

One key observation that both Gayle and I talked about during and after were the large number of "tank" strollers being pushed around by young families. Sometimes, they even had a extra wagon trailing behind. In our day, Gayle or I used fold-up strollers to get around, mostly to minimize our "foot print" and as not to inconvenience anyone else. The Parents we observed seemed a little clueless the consequences of their convoys. At the same time, the folks who medically had to be on wheels were much more aware and pleasant to deal with.

Past that, we had a great time and here are our other highlights:

- Admiring the Butter Cow and the associated Green Eggs and Ham Display.

- Seeing lots of farm animals at the Avenue of the Breeds and other barns.

- Looking at the Methodist Church Cafe (Since 1949) and reminiscing about all the local groups that work their booths over the years.

- Checking out the exhibits at the Varied Industries Building.

- Enjoying a decent steak special at the Steer and Stein.

- Enjoying our peppermint bars at the Bauder Pharmacy stand for dessert.

- Admiring the Photography Salon and buying a copy of the winners book.

- Watching the politicians at the Soap Box.

- Enjoying a little Iowa Wine at the Tent. And most of all,

- Just walking around, having fun people watching, and seeing what was new around the next corner.

Until next year....

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As someone born & raised in Des Moines, Iowa I haven't missed a fair except for when I lived if Florida for 3 years. I love the fair & in previous years they have used Blue Grass amusements for the midway & the midway was the greatest midway I have ever been to. In the past 4 years they have switched to Bell City Amusements. I'm not at all happy with the midway rides now. There are less rides & the quality of rides is gone. Each year I purchase 3 mega passes & have noticed that there are only about 6 rides worth riding. What once was the greatest midway has now turned into a mediocre midway with rides not working properly & a small portion of adult rides. I'm about ready to stop going to the fair at all. The rest of the fair is basically still what I loved growing up but the midway, well lets just say for me it's lacking excitement.

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The famous Rogers and Hammerstein musical got its name from the amazing Iowa State Fair. There's no other fair like it.

Must See of the Fair: The Butter Cow (A life size replica of a cow made entirely from butter), The Food (the ISF has revolutionized the art of deep frying), The Acts (ISF attracts some of the biggest names in musical and comedy every year) and the Shows (From talent shows to Shawn Johnson olympic watch parties there is so much to watch and do).

My Advice: Eat at least one footlong corn dog before you leave. Pay to park in the fair lot, especially if you're walking back to your car without man protection. Your safety is worth the cost because these beautiful fairgrounds are located in a sketchy neighborhood in Des Moines. Get your "GrandStand" tickets early. The GrandStand is the venue that attracts national acts inside the fair. Big acts sell out fast.

ALSO: You may need to spend multiple days to see everything at the fair. Generally, because it's extremely hot in August, you'll be tired before you see everything in one day. At night the main street of the fair kind of turns into a wide open bar.

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Awesome attraction every summer. Plenty of things to do for all age groups

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it was amazing

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