State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

View Poll Results: How do you feel about the State Fair?

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    70 42.94%
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    37 22.70%
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    56 34.36%
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    State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    It seems like people either love the State Fair or hate it...just curious to see the breakdown. If you love it, how many times will you go?

    Personally, I love it. I'll be there 3 or 4 times.



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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    Neither. It's alright, I could probably spend an afternoon there, but if I don't make it I'm not heartbroken about it.



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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    I moved to Iowa in 2005 and have yet to go. I want to, just haven't gotten around to it.



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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    Love it! I live in the Quad Cities and this weekend will be taking the kids. Next weekend it will just be the wife and I. Have not missed a fair since 1989.


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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Neither. It's alright, I could probably spend an afternoon there, but if I don't make it I'm not heartbroken about it.
    This is how I feel as well. If its a weekend where I have absolutely nothing going on and its not hotter than hell out, I'll probably go. If it's remotely hot, or if I have anything else going on, I'll probably just wait until next year.



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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    I don't mind it.

    My attitude towards it is usually dependent on the weather. Next week looks really nice.



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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    I loved it when I was younger and showed cattle. It is less fun when you just go to walk around and look at stuff. I suppose that part would be more fun if you had kids.


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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    Spent some quality time at the top of the Giant Slide, watching the People of the Fair and the horses and parades and whatever entertainers they had roaming the fair grounds (not to mention G.I. Joe, G.I. Jane, and Sargent HOO-AH! riding down the slide, or Sparky the fire dog loose her head. The crash dummies going down the slide were also personal favorites of mine... Oh and the 99 beauty queens, plus their various escorts and the previous years winner... hmmmm yeah. Good times).

    I definitly miss it.


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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    I loved it when I was younger and showed cattle. It is less fun when you just go to walk around and look at stuff. I suppose that part would be more fun if you had kids.

    I will agree with this... I used to spend 11 days, all day every day, at the fair (yes, it officially only runs for 10), however I generally only spent 1 afternoon actually walking around the fair/riding rides, and the occasional break checking a few things out (usually on my way to get my obligitory ISU tatoo for the day)

    I'd still probably go for a day most years though if I were still in the area


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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    I go about once every 5 years. This is about the number of years it takes me to forget how much I dislike it.



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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    We go every year and take the kids. I was in 4H and often either I or my sisters had a project go to the fair, so we'd been going every year since I was very young.

    My husband was not a frequent fair-goer until we started dating. Now he looks forward to it as well. Though, if he can't make it, it's not a big deal, whereas I am fairly bummed if I can't go.



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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    going twice, live it, love it.


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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    going twice, live it, love it.
    You want some more of it?


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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    If it wasn't ball-melting hot outside I'd check it out a day.


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    Re: State Fair: Love it or Hate it?

    I really enjoyed it. I used to show cattle there, and my brother and I would stay on the grounds at the Youth Inn. Are parents would go home for the evening and we would troll the fairgrounds messing with Carnies. Ever since I moved to Wyoming over 5 years ago I haven't really gotten a chance to go back to the fair. HOWEVER I am leaving WY tonight to come back to Iowa for 10 day, and plan on hitting up the State Fair! I am excited!



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