Oh the yearly ritual of going to the State Fair!
This year Jared and I got to go twice. The first time was on a Friday evening. We spent our time listening to a Ryan Cabrera give a free concert, eating a delicious ham sandwich and , looking at a lot of big tractors and farm equipment, walking through the new pavilion while the Rodeo Queen contest was taking place, and people watching.
On Saturday we headed back to the fair with the kiddos and my parents. This day was spent eating at the pork producers tent, watching Makenna do the "Little Hands on the Farm", walking through the 4-H building, Cultural Building, Animal Learning Center and Animal Barns, enjoying peach shakes, munching on some cookies in a cup, watching the "Shenanigans Wild West Show", and sliding down the 'Big Yellow Slide'.
I love the Iowa State Fair. I mean really where else can you read about the scoop on poop, see Holstein trash cans, find pretty much any food you could want on a stick, and step in cow poop all in one day. It doesn't get much better than that.