A family from Florida was unphased by today’s rainy opening of the Iowa State Fair. It’s the first time Sarah and Nicholas Getchell of Orlando have been on the fairgrounds.
“We left rain and 80 degree weather to come here for rain and 80 degree weather,” Nicholas Getchell said.
His primary goal is to get some prime Iowa beef at the fair.
“Brisket,” he says. “I want the bacon-brisket-grilled-cheese. That’s what I came here for.”
Getchell is in Iowa to visit relatives like Joy Schirmer of Tama. She says there are pros and cons to the rain, one being there aren’t throngs of people.
“It is less crowded. You have to plan your day a little different,” she says. “Right now we’re going to head to the buildings and we usually do the buildings last, to cool off a little bit, so all the outside stuff we’re going to save for later.”
Only one member of this extended family was walking under an umbrella as it rained, although two babies were under the canopy of their two-seater stroller.