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    Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    I wanted to start this thread because I'm bored with the fair. I thought people could post some hidden gems or fun things they do to reinvigorate the fair experience.

    My awesome tip from last year:

    Go on Pork Day, they hand out pork samples in the "Ag building"? I think it is right across from the Bud Tent. Sitting next to the samples were cards for a free Pork Chop on A Stick at the pork tent. Well, needless to say I went through the line about 5 times and grabbed about 10 cards each time through the line. Everyone was eating pork chops on a stick for the rest of the day.

    Bonus: The pork chop on a stick is delicious.


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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    When is pork day?

    My tip is to go after 5pm (or is it 6pm?) when the admission prices decrease.

    *edit: It's $5 off admission after 5pm, Mon-Thurs.


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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    I don't know haha...got lucky last year that I went on that day. I asked in some other thread but never got a response. Maybe a pork guy could enlighten us.


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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    What day do all the overweight, white-trash hillbillies go? Cause that is the day I would like to avoid.



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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    What day do all the overweight, white-trash hillbillies go? Cause that is the day I would like to avoid.


    You don't like to go and gawk at them? I love it - my polo shirt makes me feel like a million bucks.

    We go every year just for something to do. But yeah, it gets really repetitive after awhile.


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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    I will be going this year for the first time in about 5 years. I just don't get the excitement for this sort of stuff, plus being a cheapskate doesn't make me excited to spend a small fortune on beer/food/etc. Like, wow, a cow made out of butter. Looking at a picture of it is just as good as seeing it in person IMO.

    I do like to people watch, so at least there's that. What else (if anything) is 'can't miss'?



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    It's probably been 10 years since I've been to the fair, and I generally don't like it, but now that my daughter is old enough to enjoy it, I'm taking her. Anything in particular to avoid?


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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    Haven't been in 3 years. Don't ever feel like I'm missing anything.



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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    It's probably been 10 years since I've been to the fair, and I generally don't like it, but now that my daughter is old enough to enjoy it, I'm taking her. Anything in particular to avoid?
    The fair in general?


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    What day do all the overweight, white-trash hillbillies go? Cause that is the day I would like to avoid.
    Monday August 18th.



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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    The fair in general?
    yeah, that's not happening. She's too excited about it to back out now.


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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    What day do all the overweight, white-trash hillbillies go? Cause that is the day I would like to avoid.
    Thursday.


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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    It's probably been 10 years since I've been to the fair, and I generally don't like it, but now that my daughter is old enough to enjoy it, I'm taking her. Anything in particular to avoid?
    We do rides at a county fair, so we always try to avoid the midway. I know for some with kids that is the main draw to the fair, but we try to take advantage of all the free events instead. We are fun haters in our family. ;)



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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    yeah, that's not happening. She's too excited about it to back out now.
    We spent 3 days at a great county fair, so now our 3yr old loves fairs. She is very excited for the state fair, too. And when I told her we were going to Fareway the other day she was expecting rides.



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    Re: Official: 2014 Iowa State Fair Thread

    I love the State Fair. I go multiple times every year. I realize it's not for everyone, but some keys to having fun:
    You'll probably have to spend some money.
    You'll probably have to eat some unhealthy food.
    You'll need to be willing to watch some shows/acts that you normally wouldn't watch.
    Slow down and take it all in and rest often.



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