The Iowa State Fair ran from August 11th to August 21st this year. The Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Yearly it attracts more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowa’s great celebration. For 11 days in August, the fair has livestock shows, talent shows, wood carvings, rides and entertainment.
This year some of the highlights included; Brooks & Dunn with a special guest Alex Miller, Kane Brown with special guest Jessie James Decker, Carrie Underwood with Adam Sanders, Nelly, Alanis Morissette, Disturbed, Keith Urban and many more.
Food in general at the Fair is popular, you compete for the coveted title of Peoples Choice and Best New Food. The finisher and OMG Chicken Sandwich recorded a record number of votes and when the votes were in, The Finisher was voted to be the winner.
And….here are the numbers. 1,118,763 total fair attendance. 15,047 attended the Brooks & Dunn concert. 7,300 pounds of food was donated by the vendors to the Food Bank of Iowa. Record one day attendance was set Saturday, August 20th, of course the day we attended, of 128,298 people through the gate. The world record for largest cornhole tournament participates at 730.
Ed and I sure had a great time and we think you would as well. We can’t wait until the Fair of 2023.
Check out todays video by clicking here or click on the picture of Ed & I in front of one of the amazing murals.