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Starts tomorrow. Going this year for the first time in 3 or 4 or 5 years, I don't remember.
Anything new I need to know about? Anyone from Iowa here?
For anyone that reads this, the big deal this year was that after Michael Jackson died, they decided to sculpt him in butter. There was a public outcry (in Iowa that means 6 people bitched), so it was put to a vote on the fairs website, and was soundly rejected. So, if you if were coming to see MJ in butter, make other plans.
But have no fear, there is still grease to be found in countless places.
Last time there it was Cajun Chicken, of course, on a stick. When hot sauce is a ready condiment, I'm down.
Are you going? What are you most looking forward to?

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  1. I don't know if I will make it this year.

    1. We're making the annual family trek tomorrow. I'm looking forward to:

      Cheese curds
      Shakes at the Dairy Building
      Tater Graters
      Pork chop on a stick
      Wonder Bar
      Lots of lemonade and beer!
      And my BIL loves the Beef Sundae!

      There are about 7 of us, so we can eat bites of a LOT of things. Our favorite summer day!