The Iowa State Fair has begun in Des Moines.
On day one, the winner of the 2012 big boar contest was announced, and Iowans got their first look at a giant chocolate moose.
This year's biggest boar is Reggie from Austin, Indiana.
Reggie set a new record of 1,335 pounds.
The Indiana boar becomes the first "out-of-stater" to win the top prize in over a decade.
The third place pig was also getting a lot of attention.
Fred Hoiboar walked in with ISU basketball coach Fred Hoiberg.
A sweet animal in the Elwell Family Food Center was also a fair highlight.
A life-size chocolate moose was a new feature to the state fair.
The moose was crafted by chocolatiers at Chocolaterie Stams.
Hundreds of pounds of Dutch chocolate were applied in layers and hand-carved.
In all, it took nine weeks and more than 4,000 chocolate bars to create the 850 pound moose.
The Iowa State Fair runs from August 9 until August 19.
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This year's Iowa State Fair set an attendance record, with more than 1.13 million people visiting the 11-day event in Des Moines.
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