Although I have been a resident of Ames for the past three years, I was born and raised in southeast Iowa. This is the beginning of a special week back home. An event that I plan on attending this coming weekend and haven’t missed since I was a little girl. The Davis County Fair.
County fairs across the state are a time to celebrate! It’s a time when friends and families can get together again in the summer. It’s a time when 4-H’ers can show off what they have created and learned all year. It’s a time when food and entertainment can appeal to all ages.
When I was younger, my fun came from the Midway and riding the tilt-a-whirl as many times as I could. As I got involved with 4-H, it was much more exciting to see if my projects made it to the State Fair. I used to attend the concert, races and demolition derby each year. Now after a few games of bingo and the famous Cattlemen’s taco salad, I just enjoy the atmosphere.
I would encourage everyone to attend their county fairs this year and get ready for the 2011 Iowa State Fair. To me, the Iowa State Fair is a combination of every county fair in Iowa. It is a time when everything about our great state is brought together.
This year’s theme of the Davis County Fair is: Friends. Family. Food. Fun. It’s a pretty simple theme but I think is captures exactly what any county fair is all about. I plan on enjoying my family and my favorite fair foods this weekend before I get busy in August. I can’t wait to be part of the Iowa State Fair. 23 days!
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