Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rose Festival-State Center, Iowa

June 18.  We drove to the town of State Center, which is in the center of Iowa, of course, to the Rose Festival.  This town is called the Rose Capital of Iowa, as they have a big town rose garden.  They had a BBQ competition with 40 competitors, a parade with 140 units, but only one (1) band.  The parade had lots of tractors, fire trucks, local floats, and the Masonic Temple cars and scooters. We listened to the 60's band the Rivieras,  and drum only band, we saw a rib eating contest between 6 men and a rib eating contest between the Rose Queen and the Runner-up for Rose Queen.  The Runner up won the rib contest.  We saw a Tractor Pull Contest for the little kids, which was great fun. We had a blast!
Some BBQ competitors

The only band in the parade

Runner-up Vs. Rose Queen
Drum entertainers
Masonic Temple Cars

Grand Marshall

One of many fire trucks
One of many tractors
Some State Center Roses
Some farm thing!!


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