Monday, August 20, 2012

Barn Charm - At the Iowa State Fair

This is the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion at the fairgrounds of the Iowa State Fair. It was busy with livestock classes on this second day of the 2012 Fair. While not exactly a "barn" used to house livestock/farming equipment/grains and/or hay, it IS a location specifically for showing livestock.
Livestock/competitor entrance, 10 Aug 2012

Here's a view of the inside during a cattle class. (I shared this photo last week, too, for Rural Thursday.)
Inside the Pavilion, 10 Aug 2012

Last week, I shared a photo of a "barn" that was actually a Harley Davidson dealership in the Des Moines, IA area. I'd had some questions about whether it was an old barn that had been restored/repurposed,or if the structure was built especially for the dealership.

Well, I did a little research to make sure I was passing along correct information. It's actually a new structure! It was built especially for the dealership. The dealership - in this current "barn" location - was opened in 2004. Click here for information on the history of this dealership.

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Jill said...

You sure are making me long for a visit to our state fair.

I love it when new businesses replicate something wonderful from the past!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a pretty barn! Fancier than what you'd normally see, that's for sure!

Beth said...

A very attractive barn!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Fairs be they in the U.S. or elsewhere share excellence on so many levels in the world of agriculture.

Fancy barn/pavilion to showcase livestock!

Michaele said...

Wonderful barn to share on the link-up! You win this weeks contest : )

Randy said...

I'm with Jill. I really need to go this year.

TexWisGirl said...

that's a big barn to share. :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like the grand poohah of barns! WoW! Impressive =)

Thanks for looking up the info on the Harley barn, too, good to know... I would never have guessed they'd have their business in a 'barn'! heheheee

Thanks for joining & hopefully I'll have Barn Charm back up & running properly next week! =)

Rita said...

this is a very interest barn. Love the shape.

I missed the post on the Harley dealership and had to go back and check it out. Love that they decided to use a barn shaped building. So much more character then the long metal things most dealership here have. Thanks for giving the history it took me back to see the original post.

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