Livestock shows are a big part of the fair.
Steve White, a blacksmith from Kilduff, works at the fair every year.
Matthew Myers, 14, of Ankeny enjoys a visit to the sheep barn.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig (center) takes a turn at the grill in the pork tent. Joining Naig are Cass County pork producers Mike Decager and Terry Aupperle.
New agricultural equipment is always a draw.
Crowds flood the agriculture building.
Vintage tractors are displayed.
A line of old feed sacks lines a booth.
Entries in the banana nut bread contest await judgment.
Produce is displayed.
The floral contests light up the agriculture building.
Six-year-old Holly Traczyk of Olatha, KS., tries her hand at milking a cow.
Faith Johnston of Cleermont is the Iowa Brown Swiss Princess.
Two-year-old Cal Taylor of Okoboji gets a cow hat to wear at the fair.
Animals are a major attraction at the fair.
Jayden Jorgensen, 17, of Rudd, guides her hog to the show ring.
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