Fun at the Iowa State Fair

Last Updated on August 1, 2015 by Jody Halsted

My family wasn’t really sure if we were going to make it to the Iowa State Fair this year. Things are really busy and with school beginning today (the full week of the fair) we weren’t sure we could fit it in. Then my friends at Verizon Wireless asked if I wanted to play with some 4G technology. Since 4G isn’t available in Iowa yet they had set up a “traveling tower” just for the fair. Since I love playing with gadgets we made plans to go for a few hours opening night.

The weather was perfect and crowds weren’t too bad. With the 4G connection I was able to take video and load it immediately. FUN! *Note: videos had to be recorded in “normal” mode, so they aren’t as sharp as I would prefer. A few were taped in superfine mode and loaded when we arrived home.

Since fair food is about the funnest food you can find, I concentrated on finding some of the newest offerings at the fair, like Deep Fried Butter and Red Velvet Funnel Cakes, as well as favorites like shakes and Hot Beef Sundaes. I hope you enjoy the videos.


We also found the best hats ever- just ask my girls! They have been wearing them non-stop since we got them!

The 4G was smokin fast; the videos uploaded in under 2 minutes.  I was using the Droid Charge by Samsung.  A nice phone, lovely to use, but lacking the video options of my Droid X (most notably the microphone for recording objects in front of the camera).  I also had the new 10″ Samsung Galaxy Tablet which I used while we sat down for dinner to put the videos on my Facebook page.  Quick and easy!

A Quick Stop in Texas

We flew over Texas on Tour while riding the sky gliders and though they were getting ready to shut down, they let us make a quick run through.  We took a virtual kayak trip along Texas waterways and had a photo opp at the Fort Worth Stock Yards.  If you get to the fair be sure to find Texas on Tour – you may be surprised what Texas has to offer!

Texas on Tour at the Iowa State Fair
Fort Worth Stock Yards

Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this post. Fair tickets and food were purchased by my family. Verizon Wireless supplied the technology.

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