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As a curious observer of life, I blog on writing, marketing, my prairie - anything that interests me in the moment. I like to have conversations with readers, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I'll respond.

Top 10 Reasons To Love the Iowa State Fair

By Carol / 31 August 2015 / 6 Comments

Our state fair is a great fair, acclaimed in book, movies, and song. As a 4-H member I yearned to go. Alas, that desire was unfulfilled. Now that I live within four miles of the…

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On the other side of the table – Iowa State Fair

By Carol / 18 August 2015 / 4 Comments

With every presentation I made as a 4-H member, getting to the Iowa State Fair was my goal. Each year, I did my best, yet it was never enough to go beyond the county level.…

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What is it about BIG?

By Carol / 29 August 2012 / 0 Comments

Big things fascinate me. Maybe that’s true of most of us. The biggest anything is almost always a draw. At the Iowa State Fair, the Biggest (fill in the blank) will always have a line…

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Don't overlook the small stuff.

By Carol / 20 August 2012 / 4 Comments

The Iowa State Fair wrapped up on Sunday. In the course of 11 days, contestants participated in 11,278 events, competing in everything from cattle to cup cakes, jazz to jam, dressage to desserts. Keeping it…

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