The Iowa State Fair: Rides, Games, Food and Butter Abe Lincoln!

posted 8/6/2013 in General

It's once again time for one of the greatest state fairs in the country, the Iowa State Fair! The fair gates open on Thursday, August 8 and remain open until Sunday, August 18. From the colorful midway and many exhibits to the exciting rides and diverse selection of foods, there is so much to do. This year, we at Lincoln Savings Bank are extra excited about one of the exhibits.a butter replica of the Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama and a relief sculpture of Abraham Lincoln!
You may be wondering.but what about the butter cow?  No worries, the butter cow will again be the star of the show.  However, each year the fair chooses a companion piece for the famous butter cow.  This year our nation celebrates the 150thanniversary of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address and Iowa's Lincoln Highway also turns 100 years old, so the timing was perfect to commemorate our most famous President in butter!
Are you planning to visit the fair this year?  If so, you have the chance to win a $100 gift card from Lincoln Savings Bank.  Here's all you have to do.while you're at the fair, visit the butter replica of Abraham Lincoln and take your picture with Butter Abe.  Be creative in your photos!  Then, visit LSB's Facebook page and upload your photo to our Butter Abe Photo Contest page.  Every person who uploads a photo will be entered in a contest for a chance to win the $100 gift card.  Just be sure to upload your photos by Thursday, August 22, 2013 because we will draw a winner from all entries on Friday, August 23, 2013.  Visit www.facebook.com/mylsb for full contest details and rules. 
Also if you're planning to visit the fair for multiple days and love to hit the Midway rides, you may want to consider pre-ordering a Mega Pass.  You can order mega passes online until August 7.  For a Weekday Mega Pass, it's $25 for unlimited mechanical rides any weekday from open to close.  The Any Day Mega Pass is $30 for unlimited mechanical rides all day any day, including weekends.  Visit http://www.iowastatefair.org/fair-attractions/midway/to order your Mega Pass.

If you and your family and friends are headed to the Iowa State Fair, we hope you have a great time and come away with wonderful memories!  We look forward to seeing all the photos of the butter Abe with our friends and customers!  Check out our blog on Thursday for more details about the fair, including some financial considerations for your day at the fair.

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