One of the cool parts of this job at Iowa Public Television is getting paid to go to the Iowa State Fair.
I’m sure I’m not supposed to say that too loudly (we pay for our tickets like everybody else, but they don’t make us pay for them, that’s part of our cost of doing business) but it is true, I like going to the fair. This year I’ll be out there a few times during the August 12-22 run for some “Non Stop Fun.”
As a producer who’s show has been on a summer vacation the last two years, I’ve been assigned to do stories BEFORE the Iowa State Fair.
These are pieces shot before the fair that run during our coverage on IPTV. They help us cover more parts of the fair and get out and travel the state a little bit more.
This year I’m looking for 3 stories to do ahead of the fair. Any ideas?
What have we covered in the past? Click here.
Want to get in the mood for the 2010 Fair by watching some 2009 highlights? Click here. Maybe the Demolition Derby? Or what about the ladies’ nail driving competition? Or how about those bears that can do all the fun tricks?
I also like going to the fair with my family. I’ve done that for years with my sisters and parents, now I get to take my kids. This year will be Levi’s first Iowa State Fair.
Last year Amy was like 11 months pregnant with Levi (or I think that’s how she felt) so it wasn’t that much fun for her.
But we got to see Clifford and Dan Wardell at the ISF, so all wasn’t lost.
If you’ve got any ideas, email me at IPTVPaul@Gmail.com or drop in the comments below.
If you’ve got ideas for stories during the fair we should cover drop those to me as well.
Otherwise, we’ll see you at the fair.