The Iowa State Fair is in full swing this week. Caroline was working for the Iowa Sheep Industry Association selling lamb, so I popped over to annoy her. Here are a few things I encountered along the way.
I thought I was ordering a caramel apple, but got this Caramel Apple Funnel Cake instead. It's new to the fair this year and features apple cake batter with caramel sauce. Too sweet for me.
This was only the second-largest boar at the fair. The Big Boar wasn't as animated as this guy.
Behind the Big Boar pen is the Dinner Bell tent serving food 24/7. I had the hot beef -- white bread, mashed potatoes, and gravy.
Caroline and her friend Lauren sold lamb burgers and much more from the stand by the sheep barn, below.
In the sheep barn I saw this lamb getting trimmed for a show. I've never seen four people work as a team on one lamb, but there you go.
This is the state of Iowa with one stone from all 99 counties. Cool.
This was my view from the skyride on the way out. If you want to check out farm equipment, new and old, the state fair is a fun place to do it.