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Nothing Compares To The Iowa State Fair

(Des Moines) -- Nothing Compares...that's the chosen theme for this year's Iowa State Fair that begins today (Thursday).  Fair Board director and Plymouth County resident Dave Hoffman says the theme fits the eleven-day event.

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Hoffman says there are plenty of free attractions again at this year's fair with the traditional butter cow sculpture and also featured is a Disney classic.

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Hoffman says the Kids Zone has been improved, and two other popular exhibits for the youngsters includes the Little Hands on the Farm, and the Animal Learning Center.


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The different featured foods always seem to be another highlight of the Iowa State Fair, and according to the fair official, food taste better when its on a stick.

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Hoffman says the famous comedian known for his "Git R Done" catch phrase is already in Des Moines filming segments for his television show.  He says Larry the Cable Guy will be serving up pork burgers and pork chops as he is scheduled to be a celebrity chef at the Iowa Pork Tent.  In recent years, the Iowa State Fair has had over a million attendees, and Hoffman believes if the weather forecast holds true with a break in the heat wave, then the state fair will again have a record or near record attendance.

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