The annual Iowa State Fair kicked off August 13, and presidential candidates graced fairgoers with their presences to celebrate the festivities. Presidential candidates traditionally make an appearance at the fair to win voters in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
This year’s fair featured rides, agriculture and livestock exhibitions, art shows, a life-sized cow made out of 600 pounds of butter, and — of course — fried foods galore, such as deep-fried nacho balls, fried peanut butter and jelly on a stick, and pumpkin spice funnel cake.
Candidates have been coming here for decades — but what did they eat this year?
The pork chop on a stick made the list of healthier food choices at the fair, but we wonder how many candidates also indulged in a deep-fried treat.