Whenever the State of Iowa is mentioned the first thing that comes to mind for many of us is corn. But that’s not the only thing that Iowa is famous for. It’s also famous for cattle, soybeans, John Wayne, the movie Field of Dreams (especially for those who grew up in the 1980s), and President Hoover’s birthplace.
Iowa is located in the Midwestern part of the country and bordered by Minnesota to its north, South Dakota and Nebraska to its west, Missouri to its south, Illinois and Wisconsin to its east. It’s popularly known for being “The Hawkeye State,” this nickname was the brainchild of Judge David Rorer of Burlington and James G. Edwards, a newspaper publisher, to give tribute to an Indian Chief Black Hawk and to promote the state’s tourism. More Iowa Flag questions are answered here.
A lot of events draw crowds to Iowa, here are some of them:
- Iowa State Fair
Iowa’s state fair was included in the New York Time’s list of “1000 Places to See Before you Die.” It ranks second when it comes to fun places to visit during the summer. Millions of visitors fly-in to enjoy this event. It showcases crazy contests, art shows, exhibits, concessions, livestock shows, and a hundred acres of campgrounds.
- Orange City Tulip Festival
This event ranks high not only in Iowa’s list of festivals but also across the country. It attracts more than 150,000 attendees annually. It’s a celebration of flowers, particularly tulips, and also features Dutch delicacies, street dancing, entertainment, evening parades and more. It’s been going on for 70 years and gaining more success with every year that passes.
- Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival
This festival brings in more than 400,000 participants annually and has been going for the past 28 years. It showcases concerts, balloon events, food concessions, fireworks, and other varied attractions. If you’re going to visit this state, make sure that you come in just in time to catch one of its popular festivals. But make sure you do your homework and find out the best places to dine and stay to get the most out of the celebration.
It’s also good to know some of the crazy laws existing in this region. Here are some of them:
- It is illegal for a man with a mustache to kiss a woman in a public area.
- Tanning facilities are required to inform their patrons of the risk of getting a sunburn.
- It is unlawful to use or borrow a dead person’s handicapped parking sign or license plate.
- In Cedar Rapids, it is prohibited to read persons palms within city limits.
If you’re a proud resident of “The Hawkeye State,” be proud of your roots. It will fuel you. Display a flag in your home to keep in touch with your identity and to show how you appreciate being an Iowan. Looking for the prettiest and the sturdiest flag on the market? We have it! We made our flags right here in our backyard and put a stamp on it, PROUDLY US MADE. Our all-weather flags are made from high quality material treated to withstand harsh weather conditions and other elements. You will not be disappointed. Contact us today!