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    One of these days I want to make it out there to go on these food tours with you
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    One of these days I want to make it out there to go on these food tours with you
    Make your plans.....

    About Us: Fair Dates - Iowa State Fair
    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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    This was my favorite show of the fair. They wandered the Grand Concourse with her on stilts and he riding in the "Flying Umbrella Ship"



    After their stage show they held a meet and greet.



    They were fun to visit with, always clowning around.

    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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    Time to head back down the hill.

    Rock Island Ave..



    The Grandstand.



    Hmmm... bbq sounds good.







    A nice snack.



    The ribs were cooked perfect. Just enough chew where the meat did not fall off the bone and still juicy. The dry rub they use is another story. This was just awful. Too much celery and I could detect too much allspice. These are the first ribs I have had that needed sauce.
    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

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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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    2013 Iowa State Fair: Day 5

    Gate 10 where the DART Shuttle drops off and picks up from 8:30 am -12am every day of the Iowa State Fair.



    The last Sunday of the Iowa State Fair is always half price admission. It is also the day for the Grand Concourse motorcycle show.



    Motorcycle hearse.



    Main entrance to the Grandstand.

    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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    Time for a deep fried pickle dog!



    A pickle spear with hot pepper cream cheese with your choice of ham or pastrami. Battered and deep fried.



    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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    One of my favorite sandwiches at the Iowa State Fair.



    I always get The Works, ham, salami and capicola and shredded mozzarella cheese served on fried bread.



    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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    :: The Best Around Concessions :: Home

    Time for a Cajun chicken on a stick!



    These are very well seasoned.



    CHOMP

    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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    hahaaaaa

    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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    Fat Tuesday and The Greasefire Horns



    Janey Hooper



    Always great music and always a fun time. These kids stole the show.

    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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    A friend clued me into a high school jazz ensemble playing in the courtyard of the DNR building.



    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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    The HOLD ON Band

    One of my favorite Iowa State Fair bands. You have to see this show. They are great musicians that have a lot of fun on stage.

    They spot you with a camera and the hilarity ensues.





    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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    The sun is setting on the last day of the fair.

    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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    There is still plenty of live music!

    Standing Hampton







    This juggler seems to show up every year. ...disturbing...

    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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    If you find this sign, you have found the cheapest beer at the Iowa State Fair.



    Time to find one more band.

    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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    The End

    That is the end of my five day tour of the 2013 Iowa State Fair.

    There were many foods and shows that I missed. I did talk more with the Iowa Turkey Federation and the Iowa State Poultry Science Farm people than any other livestock farmers. They answered many questions on the raising of poultry from egg to market.
    - Turkeys are fed 12 different stages of feed
    - It is against the law to use or sell hormones for livestock.
    - A sick bird is isolated and treated. They do not give the whole flock a blanket treatment of antibiotics, it is not cost effective.
    - Samples of fat from the poultry are tested for pesticides, medicine residue (in the birds that were treated) before the flock can be released to market
    - Chickens are loaded by vacuum when going to market.

    This got me into some interesting conversations across the fairgrounds with some people that still insist that our food supply is not safe.

    A special thank you to,

    The Iowa State Fair Board of Directors
    Oliver Regal of Regal Concessions (Quesadilla Junction, Ollie's Crab Fritters)
    Cinnie Smiths
    Hoppy's Lemonade Shake-ups
    The Best Around Concessions
    Jalapeno Pete's
    Steer N Stein
    Gretta Irwin of the Iowa Turkey Federation
    Joni Bell of The Rib Shack
    The DART Shuttle drivers (The people that used the Capitol park and ride were louder and drunker than the Center street park and ride where I park)
    The ladies at gate 10 that gave me a hug every morning when I arrived.

    The 2014 Iowa State Fair is August 7-17. I will be attending the 12-17.
    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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    Good review as always. Though you always make me hungry.
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