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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 »
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