Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
  1. #1
    CyBer
    Guest

    State fair roll call.

    Who's going? I know I am...

    What's your favorite thing about the fair?
    What's your favorite food?

    I love people watching, so if you are weird looking I'm going to stare at you.



  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 47,686, Level: 67
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 664
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    3,547
    Points
    47,686
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 2

    Re: State fair roll call.

    My fiance and I may go down on one of the cheap nights



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 94,980, Level: 95
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 70
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    awd4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Peru, IL
    Posts
    8,249
    Points
    94,980
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 509
    Given: 391

    Re: State fair roll call.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Who's going? I know I am...

    What's your favorite thing about the fair?
    What's your favorite food?

    I love people watching, so if you are weird looking I'm going to stare at you.
    You can always count on finding weird people at the fair thats for sure.



  4. #4
    CyBer
    Guest

    Re: State fair roll call.

    Who want's to go on beat whitey night?



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 91,915, Level: 94
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 1,235
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    NobodyBeatsCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Clive, IA
    Posts
    3,287
    Points
    91,915
    Level
    94
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 71
    Given: 43

    Re: State fair roll call.

    I usually like to go a day or two, but I'm tired of paying the excessive prices. I end up feeling like the new guy in prison.


    "Explode and tear this whole town apart
    Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
    Find somebody itching for something to start"


    "The Promised Land" Bruce Springsteen

  6. #6
    Starter
    Points: 17,800, Level: 40
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 250
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Cyclone_Grav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    729
    Points
    17,800
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: State fair roll call.

    I will probably go on at least half of the days but am looking forward to east side night in particular. I haven't been in three years and am having withdraws of methed out hicks fighting each other.



  7. #7
    Rookie
    Points: 11,599, Level: 32
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 351
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    4Cyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    434
    Points
    11,599
    Level
    32
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 6

    Re: State fair roll call.

    We camp up in the campground, but new school start dates are messing with the plans.

    We go everyday, and see a new group of people to watch everyday. We enjoy the free shows, and usually throw a pre-party before grandstand shows. This years are Maroon 5, and Def L. Thank god for JD shuttles.

    Cajun chicken on a stick, beer, Gyro's, and did I mention beer?

    If you haven't been on east side night, you're missing out.



  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 42,016, Level: 63
    Level completed: 29%, Points required for next Level: 934
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience PointsYour first Group

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    2,231
    Points
    42,016
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 58
    Given: 51

    Re: State fair roll call.

    I'll be up there about half of the fair, around both weekends and stay in the campground. I need to be there for several of the livestock shows.

    I love junior donuts. I always have to get a gyro and a strawberry smoothie. And the lemonade stand on the west side of the hog barn next to the pizza joint is the best lemonade on the grounds. I also really like the taco baked potatoes at the Cattlemen's foodstand.

    I spent massive amounts of time and money at Stockmans.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 95,042, Level: 95
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 8
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    CYdTracked's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    8,696
    Points
    95,042
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 7

    Re: State fair roll call.

    Cajun chicken on a stick, turkey leg, and the fried cheese curds are my favorites. That and a milk shake at Bauder's ice cream too.

    Back when I was showing cattle in 4-H my brother and I would basically stay on the fairgrounds for a whole week at the youth inn since the 2 shows we were entered in basically required the cattle to be on-site Monday-Sunday. By the end of the week you got sick of the fair and now all I need is 1 day to see everything I want to since I've seen it all way too much in the past. The one good thing though was we didn't have to pay admission every day and the Youth Inn only cost like $5 a night to stay. Usually walked around and found good free stage bands or sit by the dunk tank clown for awhile to watch him make fun of people.


    Go Cubs Go!

  10. #10
    CyBer
    Guest

    Re: State fair roll call.

    Is the clown even at the fair anymore? He was hilarious.



  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 63,000, Level: 77
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 250
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    PabloDiablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    2,767
    Points
    63,000
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 179
    Given: 177

    Re: State fair roll call.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Who's going? I know I am...

    What's your favorite thing about the fair?
    What's your favorite food?

    I love people watching, so if you are weird looking I'm going to stare at you.
    Endless supply of walking tacos!! and white trash people watching



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 201,598, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 64.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Bret44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Hampton, IA
    Posts
    8,750
    Points
    201,598
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,522
    Given: 888

    Re: State fair roll call.

    I'll be in attendance the first week of the fair plus the two days before. One of the benefits of being a High School Ag Teacher is missing out on those fun teacher meetings to get paid to attend the fair and assist with the students projects. My favorite things are the livestock shows, since I raise show pigs as well as have shown them all my life. For food you can't really beat the Cattlemans or Pork Tents. Also Stockman's across from the Swine Barn is always a must stop in the evenings.



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 95,042, Level: 95
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 8
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    CYdTracked's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    8,696
    Points
    95,042
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 7

    Re: State fair roll call.

    Diamond Jack's is a good place too and usually has some good live entertainment.

    Anyone going to any of the concerts? The wife wanted to go to Reba so we have tickets for that. I'd like to see Jason Aldean one of these days but hard to swallow the price of 2 concerts after you factor in the $90 for 2 tickets, the price of admission to the fair, and the cost of food and beer while there. Already in the hole over $100 before you even sit down in your seats.


    Go Cubs Go!

  14. #14
    Starter
    Points: 18,911, Level: 41
    Level completed: 96%, Points required for next Level: 39
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    682
    Points
    18,911
    Level
    41
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    Re: State fair roll call.

    Where is the best place to get cheap tickets?


    There was one?

  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 20,585, Level: 43
    Level completed: 82%, Points required for next Level: 165
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,249
    Points
    20,585
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 49
    Given: 10

    Re: State fair roll call.

    Quote Originally Posted by isufan View Post
    I'll be up there about half of the fair, around both weekends and stay in the campground. I need to be there for several of the livestock shows.

    I love junior donuts. I always have to get a gyro and a strawberry smoothie. And the lemonade stand on the west side of the hog barn next to the pizza joint is the best lemonade on the grounds. I also really like the taco baked potatoes at the Cattlemen's foodstand.

    I spent massive amounts of time and money at Stockmans.
    You can't forget Walts Lemonade that has to be one of the best.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM