Speakers Bureau Program. Our State Fair - Iowa's Blue Ribbon Story is the book that chronicles 150 years of Iowans who have made up that unique August experience. Read their stories and you'll discover a bit of yourself - from watching two locomotives collide in front of a packed Grandstand to riding the Roller Coaster or sneaking a smooch with your sweetheart while gliding through Ye Old Mill, from parading your Charolais around the ring to watching judges test your piecrust, from camping in Tent City to eating your noon meal beside your car.
Join author Mary Kay Shanley in a discussion of some of the book's very best tales, then share some of your own. Everybody, after all, has a great State Fair story to tell.
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