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Iowa State Fair
21 Dec 2013
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Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls — come one, come all to the greatest state fair in our fair state. Enjoy the unparalleled grandeur — full of amazing things to see and amusing things to do. Witness jaw-dropping entertainment and fantastic talent, enjoy astonishing culinary marvels on-a-stick and experience the matchless wonder that is the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17.

The internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowa’s great celebration, a salute to the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. It is the true heartbeat of the Midwest, unequaled and unduplicated.

The Iowa State Fair, the inspiration for the original novel “State Fair” by Iowan Phil Stong, three motion pictures and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical, is without a doubt the country’s most famous state fair.

National media frequently rank the Fair as one of the top events in the country. In 2004, USA Weekend named the event the #2 choice for summer fun in America, topping New York City’s Times Square, Cedar Point Amusement Park Resort in Ohio and Disneyland in California. Midwest Living magazine named the Fair one of the “Top 30 Things Every Midwesterner Should Experience.” The Fair is also included in the New York Times best-selling travel book 1000 Places to See Before You Die and the subsequent travel book, 1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. and Canada Before you Die.

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This event is featured on the Year of the Rural Arts Calendar of Events. For more information on the Year of the Rural Arts, visit www.artoftherural.org

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Dance Performance Song Theater Visual Art Agriculture Cross-Cultural Education Food & Drink Heritage Rural Rural - International Rural-Urban Traditional YORA Youth Festival/Celebration Midwest Iowa IowaStateFair
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