Friday, August 31, 2012

Iowa state fair

  • Libertarian ballot challenge taken to court

    Secretary of State Matt Schultz, Attorney General Tom Miller and Warren Jenkins, the chief deputy for Auditor David Vaudt, voted Wednesday to allow Johnson on November's ballot.

  • PETA and Kansas State Fair head to court

    Last year, PETA attempted to exhibit similar booth at the State Fair of Texas but was denied. PETA's exhibit first appeared at this year's Iowa State Fair where an issue surfaced not so much with the video's imagery, but with the audio. As fair ...

  • Paul Ryan on soapbox at Iowa State Fair

    Paul Ryan was on his soapbox - and he couldn't get off fast enough. The lanky lawmaker from Wisconsin made his first solo appearance as Mitt Romney's running mate on Monday, and the Romney campaign chose to have him do it from the Iowa State Fair.

  • Flinging feces at the Iowa State Fair

    Cow chips are also known as petrified bovine poop used for sport. It's kind of like shot-put but with cow crap, and no one wears gloves.

  • Callison: State Fair seeks old family recipes

    "We've been at the Minnesota State Fair the last two years, and a hotdish has not shown up yet," Lambrecht says. "Last year at the Iowa State Fair, someone finally did bring a Jell-O dessert. I've been waiting for that to happen." The theme for this ...

  • Strong attendance, few issues at State Fair

    Attendance at the Iowa State Fair surpassed the 1 million mark and the final day of the fair marked the largest Sunday attendance in its history.

  • Iowa State Fair Exhibit and Contest Winners From Ankeny: Aug. 27

    Horseshoe participants competed in the Seniors Iowa State Fair Championship and the Open Singles divisions of the Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held August 15 at the 2012 Iowa State Fair. The State Fair hosts both Championship and Open Class ...

  • Obama State Fair Visit: In Iowa, President Makes Time For Pork Chops, Beer

    President Barack Obama made the most of a visit to the Midwest on Monday, stopping by the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines to mingle with voters and enjoy the festivities.

  • Libertarian candidate allowed on Iowa ballot

    ... the chief deputy for Republican Auditor David Vaudt, voted unanimously to allow Johnson's name to be listed. Libertarians say they held a convention at the Iowa State Fair to get Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, onto Iowa's ...

  • Iowa State Fair: Serving up double bacon corn dogs

    10, 2012 - State Fairs are kicking off in the midwest, and that means scores of Americans are eating fried food on a stick. One big hit at the Iowa State Fair is the double bacon corn dog. (/Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: E-mail · Save ...

  • Obama's Booze Strategy: Four More Beers!

    The first sign of Barack Obama's barley and hops strategy came Monday night at the Iowa State Fair, when a lady offered the President of the United States a fruit smoothie.

  • DMPS committee eyes earlier school start date

    Des Moines children would head back to class the day after the conclusion of the Iowa State Fair under a proposal being considered for 2013-14 by the district's calendar committee.

  • Hank Williams Jr. bashes Obama at Iowa State Fair

    Country legend Hank Williams Jr. played to a crowd of nearly 8,500 at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Friday night. You might recall, criticism of President Barack Obama on a Fox News program last year led to ESPN dropping Williams' "Monday Night ...

  • Farm Progress Show serves as central place for farming, hope for futures

    The Farm Progress Show was the last stop for the exhibit, which was also displayed in Washington during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in late June and early July, as well as the Iowa State Fair Aug. 9-19. "We've definitely been seeing a lot of ...

  • Iowa Lakes holds Farm Expo and Field Day

    Northey concluded with an homage to Iowa's Century and Heritage farmers. He said 347 Iowa farm families were given Century Farm awards at this year's Iowa State Fair, making 18,000 since 1976. Another 67 were given Heritage Farm awards for their ...

  • White House vows to release beer recipe

    President Barack Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visit the beer stand at the Iowa State Fair, Monday, Aug. 13, in Des Moines, Iowa, during a three day campaign bus tour through Iowa.

  • Iowa State Fair Exhibit and Contest Winners From Ankeny: Aug. 20

    Horseshoe singles and doubles teams battled for a win in the Open Doubles and the Open Singles divisions of the Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held Tuesday at the 2012 Iowa State Fair. OPEN DOUBLES. 4) Ralph Davis, Ankeny, and Brandon DeBord, ...

  • Your Mouth-Watering Roundup of the Best State Fair Foods

    From the Iowa State Fair: The Midwest's agricultural sector gives a particular flavor to local fairs. Some might say it even gives them an edge over other regions, as evidenced by the lineup at the Iowa State Fair. After all it was right here in Iowa ...

  • Swine flu finding will not affect Iowa State Fair practices

    Veterinarians will continue to closely monitor the health of animals at the Iowa State Fair following the release today of a study showing that some asymptomatic pigs carry the swine flu virus.

  • Happy Aug. 31st — otherwise known as Foodie Penpal Reveal Day!

    This made me laugh, given that I had returned from the Iowa State Fair - and the Ghirardelli Chocolate contest - a few days earlier.

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