From Kyle Munson’s articles, “Dung Fun.” Did I really just sprint across the entire fairgrounds to arrive in time to fling dung? Pork and corn dishes, cow pies and avian flu–just another day at the fair.
From Kentucky’s WDRB, “Kentucky Proud.” The Kentucky State Fair kicked off its 11-day run with the annual Commodity Breakfast. Kentucky Proud products from beef to pork and eggs to sorghum were served up to a who’s who of agriculture and politics.
From the DMRegister, “Mutton Bustin’.” This writer thinks mutton bustin’ might rate as the finest spectator sport at the fair, in its fifth consecutive year as an event. There are just two age groups: 5 and under, or 6 to 8 years old.
69 Straight Years at the Fair:
My wife’s cousin Bob has attended the Iowa State Fair every year since 1946. “As a boy living in Iowa, I started attending right after the war. I went with the school band and then started ushering in the Grandstand for the FFA. The best part is the people. I love talking to people and finding out what’s going on.”
NOTE: Check this blog for a look at county fairs–cotton candy, Green Rivers, and dizzy mice on a gambling table.
by dan gogerty (top pic from ameseatsflavors.com and bottom pic from buzzquotes)
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