I heard, from several national news sources this summer, that the Iowa state fair is the largest in the nation. I thought this seemed unlikely since Minnesota is more populous and, well, just cooler than Iowa. Below, a picture of a street at the Minnesota state fair. The record attendance was 1,762,976 last year, yet another milestone. Iowa's state record, a paltry 1,109,150.
LOOK!!! It's Reggie!!! Minnesota's current largest boar. weighing in at 1,450 pounds. Iowa's state record boar? Oh, I forget the name, was it Junior? Tiny? Peanut? Well, I do remember the weight, 1,259 pounds.