State Fair photos of the day 9-4-20

PHOTOS BY ROXY STIENBLOCK/PLAINSMAN

Animal of the day

Meet Miss Bunny, today’s Animal of the Day at the State Fair. Miss Bunny is a broken mini rex rabbit, owned by Riley Gall of Hurley. You can see her and many other rabbits in the Rabbit Exhibit Building.

Vendor of the day

Selina Vaughan Studios is todays Vendor of the Day. This is their first time at the State Fair! They have been recycling seed/feed farm sacks and even vintage flour and sugar sacks, from the 1940s 1950s, and 1960s, into up-cycled handbags for 14 years. They are located in Fairfield, Iowa, but Selena, who is the head designer, has an office in Hollywood, Fla. Together, Selena and Patrick Vaughan run the business by collecting materials from auctions, farmers, and they have folks all over the country in search of seed/feed bags.  Items range from an open tote, and book tote, and a crossbody bag.  Their hottest selling items is their belt bag, which can also be worn as a cross bodybag, but snaps up and converts into a small pouch. It is modeled here by Patrick. The Vaughns have attend farm shows such as the Red Power Round Uup, rodeos or tractor pulls, and vintage shows in the upper midwest. Their bags are truly one of a kind! They typically buy between 2,000 to 4,000 sacks a year. Selina Vaughan Studios is located in the Family Living Center, booth 2829, and they encourage you to stop and look at their one-of-a-kind offerings.

Food vendor of the day

The Country Store is todays Food Vendor of the Day. Owner Wesley Bowen, from Huron, owns this tasty stop, as well as The Chicken Coop and The Corral, which are located throughout the fair grounds. This is the first year for Bowen as a vendor and the first fair at which he has displayed. Items they sell are breakfast items before 10:30 a.m., such as breakfast pizza, cinnamon rolls, coffee, orange juice, expanding after breakfast to other offerings such as  caramel apples (modeled here by Annette), cotton candy, and sodas. Their best selling item is coffee and iced coffee. Come and give one of the three vendors a welcome!

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PHOTOS BY ROXY STIENBLOCK/PLAINSMAN


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