It’s that time of year again – time for the greatest state fair around! Of course I am talking about the Iowa State Fair – what else? Today marks the start of the fair and it runs until Sunday, August 21.
Fondly known as one of the 1,000 places you must see before you die, the Iowa State Fair is fun for all ages. There are so many attractions that one day just might not be enough time to spend on the grounds. Here is the daily schedule to help you pick and choose exactly what you want to see and do. I strongly encourage you to pick this Sunday though, since it’ll be DMU Day at the Fair. We’ll have a booth set up on the grand concourse serving up OMM treatments, giveaways and lots of fun!
Now, anyone who has been to the fair in the past knows all about the wide array of food choices to indulge in, ranging from fried Twinkies to whole turkey legs, but what they may not know is that there are also some healthy choices to be had as well. Check these out:
- Salad on-a-stick at The Salad Bowl (west balcony of the Agriculture Building; Cultural Center) – an iceberg lettuce wedge with carrots and tomato served kabob-style, served with dressing.
- Baked potatoes and corn-on-the-cob at Westmoreland (south of the Anne and Bill Riley Stage)
- Salads at various locations: Campbell’s (Elwell Family Food Center), Diamond Jack’s (west of the Livestock Pavilion), The Salad Bowl (west balcony of the Agriculture Building; Cultural Center), The Greek Garden (north of the Varied Industries Building and southeast of the Administration Building), Master Jack’s (west of the Grandstand) and Steer and Stein (east of the Grandstand)
- Sandwich wraps at The Salad Bowl (west balcony of the Agriculture Building and Cultural Center Courtyard)
- Mixed fruit cups, melon cups and shish-kabobs at Beattie’s Melon Patch (west of the Giant Slide) and mixed berry cups at Stockman’s Inn (southwest corner of the Cattle Barn)
- Veggie corn dogs at Veggie Table (north of the Varied Industries Building)
- Turkey tenderloins at the Iowa Turkey Federation (west of Anne and Bill Riley Stage) – the turkey breast sandwich has less than 5 grams of fat and is low in calories.
- Pork chops on-a-stick at the Iowa Pork Producers Association (main location: east end of Grand Avenue; satellite locations: east of the main stand and on Rock Island Avenue west of the Livestock Pavilion)