Iowa State Fair
Iowa State Fair © Phil Roeder
Over one million attendees, over 11 days, the Iowa State Fair is an experiance other states' cannot compare to. Held every year in August, the Fair includes notable traditions like a cow statue carved from butter, and the crowning of the Fair Queen. There are also offbeat competitions like cow chip throwing, pigeon rolling, pie eating, rooster crowing, and monster arm wrestling. The Iowa State Fair has its roots firmly planted on the many farms in Iowa, and the heart of the event is in the livestock shows, food and craft competitions, and trade shows. However city slickers won't be bored with the midway rides, concerts, parades and endless food to be found at the Fair.
Venue: State Fairgrounds, Des Moines
Date: 9 - 19 August 2018