Just so Midwesterners know that Garrison Keillor hasn't gone all Hollywood after finishing up the film adaptation of his public radio mainstay A Prairie Home Companion, the man himself recently visited the polar opposite of Hollywood: Des Moines, Iowa. Keillor was at the Iowa State Fair to gather ideas for his Prairie Home radio show, and to eat a pork chop on a stick. It may surprise many that the Iowa State Fair attracts a vast number of people from the coasts and large metropolitan areas, who see it as one of the last "real" state fairs in the nation, complete with livestock judging, pig calling contests, and, if I can remember the several times I've been to it in my lifetime, excruciating boredom.
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