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    Another busy day...

    Deep fried twinkie
    Greek Gyros sandwich
    Roasted Leg of Lamb sandwich
    Corn dog
    Hot Lips (boneless chicken breast breaded, fried and dipped in buffalo hot sauce)
    Breaded pork loin sandwich

    ...four interviews...

    Official Iowa State Fair photographers
    Autorama RV/Camper owner, Ed Garner
    Greek Gyros employees
    Steer N Stein owner, Stan Kanovich

    ... 8 bands/entertainment

    Craig Swallwell Blues Band
    Gimmik
    Sugar Creek Cloggers
    Haywire (karaoke band)
    Hearts Desire (karaoke band)
    Mike Aceto
    Marshall County Hangmen
    Mark Cruise's Rockin' Tribute to Country

    There was a film crew wandering the grounds checking out all of the fried foods. A good acquaintance, John Busbee was on hand. I will have to get more info today.
    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

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    Getting ready to venture out on the last day!
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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    The last day of the fair had to be a record breaker. It is always half price admission. I have not seen as large a crowd at the Iowa State Fair. I was busy saying "See ya next year!" to all of the vendors that I know and catching some great music!

    3 interviews...

    Radio station Lazer 103.3 dj Murph
    1 juggalo, 1 juggalette
    Civil War reenactment people

    ...7 food ...

    Sausage egg and cheese sandwich
    Cajun chicken on a stick
    Bacon wrapped egg
    Pork chop on a stick
    Brisket sandwich
    Cheese curds
    Deep fried oreos

    ...15 bands

    Matts Family
    Misfit Toyz
    Maximum Ames All Stars
    Sydney Lett
    Smalltown Superheros
    Fat Tuesday
    Double Barrel
    Milk Drive
    Exit 113
    Standing Hampton
    Joe Inman
    Shadowchaserz
    Here Come the Mummies
    Boyz II Men
    WAR

    I am calling this years Iowa State Fair attendance a record breaker.


    Fair Day2011 2012
    Day 1 91,001 88,219
    Day 2 104,622 108,881
    Day 3 112,542 115,787
    Day 4 100,159 94,292
    Day 5 90,369 91,267
    Day 6 87,611 93,513
    Day 7 103,155 90,525
    Day 8 79,864 86,783
    Day 9 93,468 97,008
    Day 10 108,518 111,113
    Day 11 109,650 ?
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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Day 1

    I always take the shuttle bus. $1 for a round trip ride right up to one of the main gates.







    The ride is about 12 minutes. After arriving I always hot foot it over to the nearest info booth to pick up the daily schedule of events.



    Looking north on the first sky-glider. I do not take this because it covers flat ground. The other sky-glider takes you to the top of the fair.

    To Live Is To Eat

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

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    Day 1

    Nearby is my favorite foods of the fair.

    Ollie's Crab Fritters



    The crab fritters were crazy popular.



    Ollie kept busy all throughout the fair.



    Quesadilla Junction



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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Day 1

    Off to find a beer to go with the crab fritters!





    Ah yes, Jalapeno Pete's!





    The fritters were a perfectly seasoned with flakes of crab meat. Very tasty!

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Day 1

    Off to find some friends that work at the Pork Tips and Beef Tips.



    oooooh yeahhhhh







    With their blend of seasoning.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Day 1

    Off to find the Double Bacon Corn Dog!









    This is a hot dog on a stick, wrapped in bacon and fried. This is dipped in corn dog batter with bacon bits and fried again.





    Off to find a beer!













    A Keg Creek Brewing Company red ale went well with these





    yummm...

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Day 1

    Animals!

    Biggest Ram





    meh!



    Biggest Boar





    OINK



    Nice rack!

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Day 1

    MOAR animals!

    Prepping for show.





    Baby Moos





    The Big Steak



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    That boar hog needs to update its Google maps. Wrong state, don't they have their own fair?

    I want to see more about of that boer goat though. Suspect some nubian bloodline.

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    Day 1

    I noticed the Wine tent had moved, to the top of the hill, ugh!

    Some of the sights on the way up.

    Steer N Stein





    The Bud Tent.



    I noticed something was missing. They had a custom concrete tabletop made with an image of a tapper with beer flowing out, the Budweiser logo inside the beer. About two weeks before the fair, someone used a cutting torch and stole the table. The original cost was $3500. The spot where it stood.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Day 1

    Getting closer to the wine tent.

    Pioneer Hall



    Antique tractors outside Pioneer Hall.





    Getting closer! Grape stomping.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Deep Fried Pickle Dawg



    This booth had a nice article in the local paper promoting their new Deep Fried Pickle Dawg. They did more business the first two days of the fair than they did all of last year! This is a dill pickle spear wrapped in a regular or spicy cream cheese with a choice of pastrami or ham. This is battered and fried.

    I chose the spicy fried dawg with pastrami.

    YUMMM....





    They have regular dogs too.

    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Day 1

    I noticed a local tv station was setting up to do a live spot.

    WHOTV.com





    The guy in the truck said he did not know what he was doing. lol





    I saw one of the reporters nearby and decided to interview him!

    Ed’s Weather Journal | WHOTV.com



    Ed's favorite foods at the fair are the pork chop dinner at the Pork Tent, Deep fried snickers and the Pickle Dawgs. He had an app on his phone that listed the nutritional facts of all of the fair food. Ed said there is a person that will eat 4 Jennie Grinders every day of the fair. That's 44 grinders at 65 grams of fat (27 grams saturated fat) each!
    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Off to the AE Stage at the top of the hill.

    The Birds Nest

    The Bird's Nest at the Iowa State Fair - Des Moines, IA - Arts/Entertainment/Nightlife | Facebook



    The Gigantor. This was $9.75 last year.



    The Diablo. This is new. I did not try this.



    There is also a bacon wrapped egg. That is coming up later in this thread.

    Channel 8 news broadcasts from the AE Stage everyday.

    Iowa News, Des Moines, Iowa News, Weather, and Sports - KCCI NewsChannel 8



    Oliver Regal of Ollie's Crab Fritters and Quesadilla Junction was interviewed during the news broadcast. We went for a few beers afterwards.



    On the way back to his booths we stopped The Rib Shack The Rib Shack - Knoxville, IA - Barbecue Restaurant | Facebook

    Joanie gave us some great bbq



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Day 1

    The sun sets on my first day at the fair.











    Walking down Grand Ave.





    On the way out I caught Strawberry Fields - The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band in Full Costume at the Budweiser Stage.



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

 

 
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