Saturday, November 5, 2011

Iowa State Fair: Nothing Compares

Iowa State Fair. This event is much talked about here. Locals live for it and take up to a week off of work just to be able to attend each day. No, I’m not joking. It’s this crazy obsession out here that I’m not sure I will ever understand. I do have to point out it is on the list of “100 Things You Should Do Before You Die”. (Okay, that's what everyone says, but I googled it and couldn’t find it - fishy). This was our second year attending and I actually took some pictures this time. I love going for two reasons…1. The food and 2. The people watching

First, the food. They have the most outrageous, unhealthy, delicious food at the fair. Every year there is something new that everyone wants to try out. This year it was fried butter (you heard right) and red velvet funnel cake. We didn’t try the butter but heard it was really good. We did test our taste buds on the red funnel cake. I thought it was average, but Ricardo loved it! I also got a pickle dawg – pickle spear, cream cheese, wrapped in deli meat…surprisingly delicious. This year we didn't venture any of the rides because I got extremely ill last year, but we did sweat our keesters off. Geez it was hot as expected. In the picture above we are hanging out by a huge fan, being total air hogs. I had too, I thought I was going to melt.

We already have a game plan for next year. First stop, giant turkey leg stand. Next, find a good place to plant our butts and naw on the turkey legs. While sitting, we will people watch...for a couple of hours. Guaranteed we see lots of obese people in motorized wheelchairs, smoking and eating fried butter. Those are the normal attendees of the Iowa State Fair.
The pickle dawg - - I know it looks gross, but I loved it!

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the State Fair, so they made a butter cow in a case.

I felt bad for this poor guy. He was huge and his pen was tiny...and yes those are his testes (massive and scary).

The beloved red velvet funnel cake.

Our goal for next year!!


  1. Sounds like too much fun for one week! Kind of like a glorified Peach Days. :)

  2. Haha I like that there are goals for coming years