Nothing says Iowa State Fair like fried food on a stick. This weekend, after a day at Lake Panorama, we took a spspontaneous trip to Des Moines for the Iowa State Fair. I’ve been there so many years and I’m amazed how each year I find something new or different. This years big attraction was the bacon corn dog, dipped in maple syrup. Unfortunately I didn’t have the patience to wait in line for such thing so we moved on to other items.
This year we got cheese curds, a huge bowl of chocolate chip cookies and chocolate covered bacon on a stick. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. But it was all so good I didn’t need to eat a real big dinner.
I think one of my favorite parts this year was the photography entries on display. I haven’t ever taken a walk through that building but I was amazed at all the talented photographers we have in this state. I got a lot of good ideas too.
One other attraction this year that we spent a lot of time at was the Iowa Craft Beer Tent. Locally brewed beers were featured and tastes were had. I can’t say I had a favorite, as there were several great options. But I was amazed to see how many breweries we have in Iowa. We spent almost an hour at the tent, tasting, comparing and taking note to what we liked best. It’s a new addition that seemed to be getting a lot of attention.
Of course there will be a video posted about our adventures. Scott and I continue to test out our new camera, Canon Rebel T4i. None the less I was reminded that the State Fair is worth every penny. It’s fun and it’s a great tradition.