Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair Photos

We had a booth at the Iowa State Fair this year in the Walnut Center building.  Every year the building is filled with all Iowa artisans all with handcrafted unique items. Due to the absolutely beautiful weather,  I spent several mornings just walking around the fairgrounds taking pictures.  The days ( there were 11 of them )  were absolutely beautiful with bright, crisp, sunlit mornings that made you think of fall....just perfect for taking pictures. Here are just a few....

Chair Gliders

The Chair Gliders ticket booth was right next  to  "The Java House", which was where I happened to be almost every morning.  The Gliders are so colorful and were usually full all day.

Beautiful flower beds abound all over the fairgrounds. And even though we have had a really hot and dry summer, the flowers were beautiful!

Food Booths

As you can see, the food was one of the main attractions!  Just about anything you would want you could find....even a wonderful fresh cup of watermelon, grapes, and cantaloupe being cut up as you watched and cups filled to the brim!  There was even a" Healthy Eating at the Fair" guide that you could pick up at the Information centers located all throughout the grounds.

Soooo good and refreshing!

 Beautiful horses all in competition.  Wow....these guys really have big feet!!

Stoneware Pottery by Val Neumann

Stoneware Pottery by Val Neumann is one of the artisans in our building at the Fair ( The Walnut Center ).  She makes the most fantastic pottery!  I keep adding to my collection every year.  Her pottery can be found at the General Store in Main Amana, IA and also here at her website

So it was a really fun two weeks at the Fair with good food ( along with coming home with a few extra pounds ), great weather, fantastic sales, and what a treat to meet up with old friends!

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