Since not everyone is local to me, I found a comprehensive list of all the county fairs in Iowa. I know people who have never been to the fair, but it was a big part of my life growing up in rural Iowa. If you have never been, go and check it out. You won't be disappointed.
I put the dates for the Story County Fair into my calendar, but I also wanted to highlight some of the best events.
- Tuesday they will have a fair tour and kids' activities at 9 am and 2 pm. This will start in the 4H Hall building. In the past, they've had this every day of the fair, but I only see Tuesday, then again on Wednesday at 9 am.
- TODAY should be a great day for smaller children. They will have the small animal shows beginning at 11 am, with dog and cat shows and a rabbit hopping show in the afternoon. There is also a petting zoo that day from 3-7 pm.
- Go try out the food! The Methodist Church has a stand with tons and tons of homemade pies, and the food prices are so reasonable! Get a corn dog for $1.50, a walking taco for $2. They even have root beer floats for dessert for only $1.50. They will be serving all day long, with homemade breakfasts starting at 6 am.
- Check out the full schedule HERE. And did I mention that admission to the fair is FREE for everyone? Couldn't be better.