Mornings At The Fair

A Clydesdale horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A Clydesdale horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

The weather was unseasonably cool the week of the Iowa State Fair. It rained a few days. When I was there on Friday and Sunday, the morning skies were clear and bright. I went to see the horses. I think horses are magnificent. It was a treat to watch them up close for a while.

I walked around the fair grounds and stopped to look at the antique tractors, engines, and automobiles. I went inside the Country School building. There were more food stalls than I could easily count. The mixture of food smells was intense.

August 21, 2015

A Clydesdale horse waiting in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A Clydesdale horse waiting in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

Clydesdale horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Clydesdale horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

Clydesdale horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Clydesdale horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

A Clydesdale horse in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A Clydesdale horse in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

A Clydesdale horse in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

Horses on Logan Avenue at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Horses on Logan Avenue at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

An antique tractor at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An antique tractor at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

An antique engine at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An antique engine at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

Antique engines at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Antique engines at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

State Fair Museum building at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

The State Fair Museum building at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

A 1928 Ford automobile at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A 1928 Ford automobile at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

A 1928 Ford automobile at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A 1928 Ford automobile at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

A 1928 Ford automobile at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A 1928 Ford automobile at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

Percheron horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Percheron horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

Clydesdale horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Clydesdale horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

Clydesdale horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Clydesdale horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

A Clydesdale horse in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A Clydesdale horse in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

A Clydesdale horse in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A Clydesdale horse in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

A Clydesdale horse in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A Clydesdale horse in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

Clydesdale horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Clydesdale horses in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

A horse in the horse barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A horse in the horse barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

A horse in the horse barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A horse in the horse barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

A horse wagon in the horse barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A horse wagon in the horse barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

August 23, 2015

A lemonade stand at the Iowa State Fair, 8 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A lemonade stand at the Iowa State Fair, 8 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

The view west on Grand Avenue at the Iowa State Fair, 8 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

The view west on Grand Avenue at the Iowa State Fair, 8 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

The Country School building at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

The Country School building at the Iowa State Fair, August 21, 2015.

The inside of the Country School building at the Iowa State Fair before class, 8:15 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

The inside of the Country School building at the Iowa State Fair before class, 8:15 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

An antique water cooler in the Country School building at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An antique water cooler in the Country School building at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

The inside of the Country School building at the Iowa State Fair before class, 8:15 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

The inside of the Country School building at the Iowa State Fair before class, 8:15 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

The inside of the Country School building at the Iowa State Fair before class, 8:15 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

The inside of the Country School building at the Iowa State Fair before class, 8:15 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

A 1913 Model T Ford at the Iowa State Fair, owner John McNair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A 1913 Model T Ford at the Iowa State Fair, owner John McNair, August 23, 2015.

A 1913 Model T Ford at the Iowa State Fair, owner John McNair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A 1913 Model T Ford at the Iowa State Fair, owner John McNair, August 23, 2015.

A 1913 Model T Ford at the Iowa State Fair, owner John McNair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A 1913 Model T Ford at the Iowa State Fair, owner John McNair, August 23, 2015.

An antique tractor at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An antique tractor at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

Antique tractors at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Antique tractors at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

Antique tractors at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Antique tractors at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

A Tram on Hoover Avenue at the Iowa State Fair, 8:30 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A Tram on Hoover Avenue at the Iowa State Fair, 8:30 am on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

A horse cart in the horse barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A horse cart in the horse barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

A horse wagon in the horse barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A horse wagon in the horse barn at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

An Appaloosa horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An Appaloosa horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

An Appaloosa horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An Appaloosa horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

An Appaloosa horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An Appaloosa horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

An Appaloosa horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An Appaloosa horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

Clydesdale horses being washed at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Clydesdale horses being washed at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

Appaloosa horses and riders at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

Appaloosa horses and riders at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

An Appaloosa horse and rider at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An Appaloosa horse and rider at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

An Appaloosa horse and rider at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An Appaloosa horse and rider at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

An Appaloosa horse and rider at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An Appaloosa horse and rider at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

An Appaloosa horse and rider at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

An Appaloosa horse and rider at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

An Appaloosa horse and rider at the Iowa State Fair (Part 1), August 23, 2015.

An Appaloosa horse and rider at the Iowa State Fair (Part 2), August 23, 2015.

A horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015, "Mornings At The Fair."

A horse at the Iowa State Fair, August 23, 2015.

Take care and thanks for reading.

Sarah

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7 Responses to Mornings At The Fair

  1. Shady_Grady says:

    That looks like a lot of fun. Every time I see Clydesdale horses I remember those Budweiser Commercials. I don’t drink but those commercials bring back fun memories all the same. I love vintage automobiles. It’s cool that you got to see all of that. How close were you to the horses? Did the owners let you pet them? I bet the horses look even larger up close.

    Those are really high quality photos.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Shady 🙂
      Thanks for visiting and your kindness. 🙂 It was fun.
      I thought of you when I saw the antique cars and took those photos for you. 🙂 There were even more antique cars there, but it was bright and sunny on Friday and most of the photos were too washed out. I thought the front of the 1928 Ford was really cool. 🙂 On Sunday morning, I went back to where the cars were on Friday to take more photos, but the cars were gone except for the 1913 Model T Ford. The man I talked to said they had new cars each day and the ones for that day hadn’t arrived yet. I didn’t make it back to that area before I ran out of steam and decided it was time to go home.
      I love watching horses. I did pat the forelocks of one horse in the horse barn, but it was too dark in there for a photo. I think the horse really wanted me to feed it and was disappointed. 🙂 I wish I had the names of the horses, their owners, and the riders, but everyone was really busy and I didn’t want to get in the way. It might not be clear from the photos and the videos, but the brown Appaloosa in the videos is the same as the one in the photos taken in the stall.
      The Clydesdale horses were really big! I think they had them pulling wagons in the evening show that I didn’t attend.

  2. Shady_Grady says:

    🙂

  3. Beautiful horses those Clydesdales ❤

  4. Joan Hughes says:

    Love the picture of the Clydesdale sticking his tongue out at you 😉

    • Sarah says:

      Those were special photos of the Clydesdales last year. 🙂 I almost went back on Friday to see them again this year, but decided my allergies had enough of a workout for one year.

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