I would also advise making a list of nearby camp grounds and driving to the fair each day . The rolling pasture can make it incredibly difficult to level up your camper. Most of the long term folks in the campground exhibit or man booths at the fair.
I’d advise that you camp “off campus” and take the free shuttle up to the campsites. There you will see the greatest assemblage of large dimension lumber blocking up campers and decks you’ve probably ever seen. I’m talking cribbage in the 10x10 Inches four to six feet long category. Iowa didn’t use to be a prairie state. It was like the Adirondacks until they logged it for bracing lumber at the Fair.
But if you’re into full sized Guernsey cows sculpted out of butter and listening to crooning by a butter Las Vegas Elvis, then The Fair is udderly your Nirvana. Where else can you see a 13 year old kid sell 5 good looking broiler chickens for $ 6,000?
Camp 30 miles out, level up with a single piece of 2X6 and drive in to get your deep fat fried Twinkie. I will say I used to get pretty frisky with my wife in the darkness of the Old Mill boat ride and it’s probably a good thing the ride didn’t last longer. So there is that. Glad I could help!
Ain’t no trouble jacking a double Burma Shave