Austin Dykstra (R) escorts fair queen contestant Maddison Stewart (L) to the stage at the start of the queen competition at Mahaska county's Southern Iowa Fair in Oskaloosa, Iowa, USA, 15 July 2013. ... more 
Austin Dykstra (R) escorts fair queen contestant Maddison Stewart (L) to the stage at the start of the queen competition at Mahaska county's Southern Iowa Fair in Oskaloosa, Iowa, USA, 15 July 2013. Every summer, each of Iowa's 99 counties throws its own fair. Provincial and patriotic, with beauty pageants and demolition derbies, polka dances and daredevil shows, these rural exhibitions reflect the traditional values, and the countrified culture, of America's Heartland. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO less 
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