2) College schedules. I am now in college and I do not start during the state fair…
3) Temperature. Average Iowa temperature in June is in the 80’s. The average for August is 85 degrees Fahrenheit and September is 75 degrees. Does it make more sense to not make students walk to school and play outside at recess in terribly hot weather? The community water places could possibly see a business increase if their pools were busier during the hot days of the week in August rather than being open in the cooler days in June.
4) Education. The Iowa State Fair is something every Iowan should attend; school starting should not be an excuse not to go. Not all learning takes place in a classroom. The state fair is where the best of the best are, and Iowans should celebrate and see what takes place in their great state. I may be biased, the state fair has become a part of me. This is where I started showing livestock, something I’ve developed a passion for. I have met some of the best friends I can imagine, including my boyfriend and my best friends. I’ve eaten the some of the greatest food, and accomplished many goals I set at a young age. Each year I had a 4-H project judged in the 4-H building, I walked across the Bill Riley Stage as a Fair Queen, I met Governor Branstad (as well as Chris The Bachelor) at the state fair. Plus I’ve gone down the big yellow slide more times than you can count on your hands. Bottom line: It’s Important.
Children are inspired by example. Examples can be seen at the Iowa State Fair.
From livestock, art, music, and food, this does not cover what can be seen at the state fair, and each experience can help a student gather ideas and increase their creativity for their future.
The Iowa State Fair is the place to be, I’m very glad Governor Branstad sees the importance of this event and I wish others would as well.