Table Talk with Gary Slater

Grab a Lemon Shake-Up or a Pork Chop-on-a-Stick and gather around Grandstand for a fun-filled conversation with Gary Slater, CEO and manager of the Iowa State Fair.

In this episode of the Iowa Food & Family Project Table Talk podcast, we sit down with Gary to learn what it takes to put on the time-honored, wildly popular Iowa State Fair. You’ll get a preview of the “moments” in store for the fair’s anticipated 1.1 million guests – including new fair foods, goat yoga and the inaugural Farm to Fair event.

Gary also shares some of his favorite fair memories, his food stand of choice and the story behind his new golf cart security measures!

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