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Fair 2009: Side Roads -  An Iowa State Af-Fair (#4005)

Fair 2009: Side Roads - An Iowa State Af-Fair (#4005)

posted on August 27, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Paul Berge is going down a Side Road with some fans of the Fair. He’s with a family that has a special connection to our annual celebration of Iowa. 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2009: Yodeling & Whistling (#4005)

Fair 2009: Yodeling & Whistling (#4005)

posted on August 27, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Some people can yodel or whistle, some can't. Its just seems to be one of those things. But everyone can get in on the fun when they whistle and yodel at Pioneer Hall. 03:30 Read More »
Fair 2009: Food Judging - Jams and Jellies (#4005)

Fair 2009: Food Judging - Jams and Jellies (#4005)

posted on August 27, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Good cooking is an art and a science. And it takes both to win ribbons. At the Elwell Family Food Center the jam and jelly jars are popping open. 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2009: Tractor Pull - Pro Stocks & Super Stocks (#4005)

Fair 2009: Tractor Pull - Pro Stocks & Super Stocks (#4005)

posted on August 27, 2009 at 9:21 AM

It's the "battle of the behemoths"... and you know what that means. It’s smoke-belching, ear-splitting, heavy metal time at the Grandstand Track. 06:00 Read More »
Fair 2009: Ladies' Nail Driving (#4006)

Fair 2009: Ladies' Nail Driving (#4006)

posted on August 27, 2009 at 9:19 AM

At Pioneer Hall, they have a board, some nails, a hammer, and there are women. Sounds like a basic recipe for a competition. It's the Ladies' Nail Driving Contest. 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2009: The Demolition Derby (#4006)

Fair 2009: The Demolition Derby (#4006)

posted on August 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Americans and Iowans seem to have a love/hate relationship with the automobile. Just witness the Demolition Derby on the Grandstand Track. 04:30 Read More »
Fair 2009: 4-H & FFA Sale of Champs (#4006)

Fair 2009: 4-H & FFA Sale of Champs (#4006)

posted on August 27, 2009 at 9:16 AM

In a salute to hard work and perseverance, the winners of the 4-H and FFA animal events sell their prize-winning entries at the Iowa State Fair’s annual auction-style sale. 06:00 Read More »
Fair 2009: Meet an FFA Exhibitor (#4004)

Fair 2009: Meet an FFA Exhibitor (#4004)

posted on August 27, 2009 at 9:14 AM

FFA challenges young people in many skills. And it takes a lot of work to master one’s choice. Winner of the FFA modified restored class at the 2008 State Fair, Randy Wickman and his father Marvin worked from December to July preparing two... 05:00 Read More »
Fair 2009: Fishing Friendzy (#4006)

Fair 2009: Fishing Friendzy (#4006)

posted on August 26, 2009 at 2:35 PM

On Expo Hill, there’s a new attraction for kids. They can catch a fish and learn about angling at Fishing Friendzy. 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2009: 4-H Grand Champion Steer (#4006)

Fair 2009: 4-H Grand Champion Steer (#4006)

posted on August 26, 2009 at 2:31 PM

The dream of many 4-H students who show beef cattle at the Iowa State Fair is to have their steer selected as Grand Champion in the Livestock Pavilion. 05:00 Read More »
Fair 2009: Art Judging - Wood Carving  (#4006)

Fair 2009: Art Judging - Wood Carving (#4006)

posted on August 26, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Wood carving is both a skill and an art that people have used to express themselves for thousands of years. No wonder it’s in the "Cultural" Center at the Fair. 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2009: Dairy Goats (#4006)

Fair 2009: Dairy Goats (#4006)

posted on August 26, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Iowa has the third largest number of dairy goats in the country. It stands to reason then, that Iowa also has some of the best dairy goat farmers in the country. Meet The Schwennen family of Timberland Acres Dairy Farm in northeast Iowa. 05:00 Read More »
Fair 2009: Side Roads - 24 Hours  (#4006)

Fair 2009: Side Roads - 24 Hours (#4006)

posted on August 26, 2009 at 2:27 PM

The Dinner Bell at the Fairgrounds is the only eatery open 24 hours a day. Paul Berge took a Side Road to check out the action. 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2009: Veterans' Day Parade (#4004)

Fair 2009: Veterans' Day Parade (#4004)

posted on August 26, 2009 at 2:24 PM

It’s the Veterans' Day at the Fair Parade on the Grand Concourse. And it’s our opportunity to honor the people who make it possible for us all to celebrate our Fair. 03:30 Read More »
Fair 2009: Tractor Pull - Modifieds (#4006)

Fair 2009: Tractor Pull - Modifieds (#4006)

posted on August 25, 2009 at 4:54 PM

It’s time for more gear-grinding pulling at the Grandstand Track. As drivers pit unbridled horsepower against immovable objects, the smoke and dirt fly. 05:00 Read More »
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