*The main events for Iowa summers are the oodles of county fairs everywhere! Franklin County has a big one and the locals are gearing up to make 2022’s festivities even more memorable. The Franklin County Fair hosted our visit here and we we’re proud to be hired to promote this annual event. Some of the goods, meals, and entertainment opportunities were complimentary. The views expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant!
The long warm summer is here and that means our state’s battered and fried, lemonade soaked, musically inspired and carnival riding traditions will be lighting up fairgrounds all over the map from now through mid-September. Let’s get our calendars marked for Hampton, Iowa this July 13th-17th for the spectacular Franklin County Fair! Let’s make our first stop at one of the summertime staples in Iowa….
Sometimes we all need to spend awhile indoors and get a little break from the sun. The Franklin County Fair had a lot of options to do just that. Let’s see what we can accomplish, win, buy, and observe “inside” the fair!
So much to see and so much to chow down on. Walking around the fairgrounds can produce thousands of paces on your step counter which means you can treat yourself a little bit more. And there’s a meaty way to do just that, and it’s getting prepared by the Trinity Lutheran Church!
Vendors galore at the Franklin County Fair! People travel long distances to display their passionate work for all the fair goers to see. Get some of your gift ideas taken care of while you’re here in Hampton and support some of these lovely small businesses.
Shopping can really get your appetite going, right? Well, I’m sure it does for someone out there, and that means we get to feature another mouthwatering food truck!
I always look for unique ways to enjoy myself. There was a “first time in my life” moment in Hampton and I have this fair to thank for that. Actually there was two of those moments. I had never attempted yoga in my whole life. And that means I’ve never done goat yoga either. Scratch both of those items off the bucket list! Watch the video below and see how patient, awesome, and happy the instructor was when I met the yoga mat…..
The evening was full of entertainment and the Franklin County Fair stayed packed the entire time. It was at this time, when I was watching the headliner, when something dawned on me. I haven’t had a corn dog yet! OMG!!!!!!!!!
Sunday morning arrived and more of the locals and their families came to the fair for an inspiring church service. This is a tradition that folks never miss when the last day of the fair eventually gets here.
I was primed and ready to spend the afternoon in Hampton. How did I occupy some of my free time? Great question! I grabbed the keys and transported fairgoers all day long in this golf cart! Beep-beep! Here comes The Iowa Gallivant!
I say this a lot, but I mean it when I do. This was just a sample of what you can experience at this North Iowa annual event. The Franklin County Fair showed me how entertaining and how important it is to the area. I saw license plates from counties far and near with out of state’ers too. I was told long ago that this was one of the best county fairs in the state, and I can see why folks are saying that. It didn’t take long to feel like I’ve been coming here for years because the people who run the fair welcomed me like an old friend. I can taste the lemonade and smell the funnel cakes already…Let’s make this an endless summer full of moments like this in Hampton, Iowa. Now, where are those goats!