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Fair 2008: Hog Calling Contest (#3906)

Fair 2008: Hog Calling Contest (#3906)

posted on August 22, 2008 at 10:17 AM

It's another favorite from Pioneer Hall, time to call the hogs. We don't know why pigs would respond to these sounds, but it's fun listening to humans make them. 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Iowan of the Day (#3906)

Fair 2008: Iowan of the Day (#3906)

posted on August 22, 2008 at 10:17 AM

For 10 days of the Fair, an Iowan of the Day is named. We meet some of the people who have been recognized for volunteer service to their local community and learn how this Fair honor got started. 05:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Side Roads - Driving a Race Car  (#3906)

Fair 2008: Side Roads - Driving a Race Car (#3906)

posted on August 22, 2008 at 10:17 AM

Paul Berge's Side Road takes him round the outside turn at the Grandstand Track. You just might be surprised at who he finds driving a race car. 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Husband Calling and Mom Calling Contest (#3906)

Fair 2008: Husband Calling and Mom Calling Contest (#3906)

posted on August 22, 2008 at 10:17 AM

Strange sounds are coming out of Pioneer Hall again. The kids are calling their moms; the moms are calling their husbands; and Peter Hamlin is listening. 04:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Demolition Derby (#3906)

Fair 2008: Demolition Derby (#3906)

posted on August 21, 2008 at 9:37 AM

It’s been a few years since we last saw this at the Fair. Get ready to collide, crash and smash. The Demolition Derby at the Grandstand is making a comeback. 04:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Dairy Goat Celebrity Milking Contest (#3906)

Fair 2008: Dairy Goat Celebrity Milking Contest (#3906)

posted on August 21, 2008 at 9:37 AM

More people in the world drink goat's milk than any other kind. We wonder if they have as much trouble getting it as the celebrities with Jeneane Beck. 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: 4-H Grand Champion Steer (#3906)

Fair 2008: 4-H Grand Champion Steer (#3906)

posted on August 21, 2008 at 9:37 AM

At the Livestock Pavilion, it's the 4-H Grand Champion steer judging. This is not only a highlight for some 4-H competitors but for the Iowa livestock industry as well. 05:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Decorated Diaper Contest/Diaper Derby (#3906)

Fair 2008: Decorated Diaper Contest/Diaper Derby (#3906)

posted on August 21, 2008 at 9:37 AM

It really doesn't matter what these contestants do at the Riley Stage. They're cute no matter what, whether they're racing in diapers or sitting around in decorated ones. It's a fun time. 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Food Judging - Breads  (#3906)

Fair 2008: Food Judging - Breads (#3906)

posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:28 PM

When it's hot and humid, baking bread can be a challenge. Some contestants at the Elwell Family food Center were up at 4 am just so their dough would rise. The division is Red Star with Whole Grain Breads - Whole Grain Yeast Bread/Rolls 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Tractor Pulls - 7,400 Lbs. Modifieds (#3906)

Fair 2008: Tractor Pulls - 7,400 Lbs. Modifieds (#3906)

posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:28 PM

They're revving up the engines getting ready to pit unbridled horsepower against an immovable object. Once again, it's the gear-grinding tractor pulls at the Grandstand Track. 05:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Big Pumpkin Contest (#3906)

Fair 2008: Big Pumpkin Contest (#3906)

posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:28 PM

At the Fair, bigger is often better. Take, for example, the quest for the Blue Ribbon for the biggest pumpkin. We find the big pumpkins just outside of the Agriculture Building. 02:30 Read More »
Fair 2008: Cow Chip Throwing Contest (#3905)

Fair 2008: Cow Chip Throwing Contest (#3905)

posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:27 PM

Up at Pioneer Hall, it's the cow chip throwing contest. 03:30 Read More »
Fair 2008: Stock Dog Trials (#3905)

Fair 2008: Stock Dog Trials (#3905)

posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:27 PM

Dogs helping herd other animals goes back centuries. At the stock dog trials in the new outdoor arena, humans and their dogs continue this ancient partnership. 04:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Side Roads - Our State Fair on the Silver Screen  (#3905)

Fair 2008: Side Roads - Our State Fair on the Silver Screen (#3905)

posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:27 PM

Paul Berge takes a Side Road where the Grand Concourse and Hollywood Boulevard meet and learns how a book put "our state fair" on the silver screen. 03:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Pie Eating Contest (#3905)

Fair 2008: Pie Eating Contest (#3905)

posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:26 PM

Some people seem to think it’s fun to eat without things like knives or forks or even hands. We think it’s funny to watch the pie eating contest at the Riley Stage. 03:30 Read More »
Fair 2008: Bubble Gum Blowing Contest (#3905)

Fair 2008: Bubble Gum Blowing Contest (#3905)

posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:25 PM

August 14 was Iowa Park and Recreation Day at the Fair. One of the contests was bubble gum blowing. Even though when some of us were kids our parents frowned on bubble gum, big bubbles were winning prizes at the Riley Stage. 03:30 Read More »
Fair 2008: Tractor Pulls - 6,500 Lbs. Super Stocks (#3905)

Fair 2008: Tractor Pulls - 6,500 Lbs. Super Stocks (#3905)

posted on August 15, 2008 at 3:20 PM

It's smoke-blowing, mud-throwing, heavy metal time at the Grandstand Track. Some of the best drivers in the nation come here for the tractor pulls. It's what we like to call the "battle of the behemoths." 06:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: FFA Student (#3905)

Fair 2008: FFA Student (#3905)

posted on August 15, 2008 at 3:20 PM

For Iowa’s young people in FFA, the Fair isn’t just about competition. It’s also about all the work and learning that lead up to the big day in Des Moines. 05:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Hobby Stock Racing  (#3905)

Fair 2008: Hobby Stock Racing (#3905)

posted on August 15, 2008 at 3:19 PM

If speed is what you like, our next item is right up your alley. Toby Kruse has the call for some more dirt track racing on the Grandstand track for the A Main feature for Hobby Stocks. It's the Deery Brothers Summer Series. 05:00 Read More »
Fair 2008: Rubber Chicken Throwing Contest (#3905)

Fair 2008: Rubber Chicken Throwing Contest (#3905)

posted on August 15, 2008 at 3:19 PM

They used to use a rolling pin, but that proved a bit hazardous in some people’s hands. So today contestants are throwing rubber chickens up at Pioneer Hall. 03:30 Read More »
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