My First State Fair & It is Big! Got tips? #IAStateFair #IowaStateFair

It was several years ago when I first realized that one of the great differences of growing up city and growing up on a farm meant very different life experiences for many of us. I am not sure there is a single thing that can be pointed to where experiences differ more than the fair.

As a Memphis girl, when the fair came to town, we got a day off school. We had lots to think about…. The rides. Fair foods. Games. And the entertainment. Those were what grabbed my imagination and excitement.

It wasn’t until I was grown that I realized friends had a very different memory of fairs. So many thought about getting projects or livestock ready.

I have written about state fairs and all before…. And whenever I talk about it, it seems most Angie friends can’t believe how little our experiences connect.

They also can’t believe I have never been to a state fair.

I have to explain that Memphis had a regional fair. Maybe it was the same, maybe not but I know I had a great time as did my farm friends. This weekend though, I am going to my first state fair. The Iowa State Fair. And I would love you to help me decide what I should see and do! I have to see a butter cow or whatever they have sculpted of butter, but what else?

What are your top tips for attending a state fair for the first time?

What should I be sure to see?

If you will be at the Iowa State Fair, how can I catch up with you?

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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