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More than farm animals at this year's NCC fair


Primates, tigers, and reptiles are all at the 102nd National Cattle Congress Fair in Waterloo.

Danny Conner's Reptile Adventures is just one of many attractions this year.

He prides himself on an educational, fun reptile show with snakes, turtles, and even an alligator.

Folks can catch this show, as well as the tiger and primates show every day at the fair.

"If you like animals this is where you need to be sometime because I know the monkey people really good and they do an awesome show. They got a baboon that's really fine and the tigers I haven't seen their show, but I have seen their animals and they are first rate and I think my animals are first rate too," said Conner.

There will also be plenty of livestock on display throughout the National Cattle Congress. The livestock, dairy and swine competitions have always been a cornerstone of the annual event. There will also be barrel racing on Friday night.

The fair has also booked a variety of musical acts throughout the weekend including Molly Hatchet, Jimmie VanZant and Hairball. Click here for a full list of entertainment.

There are also carnival rides and food vendors throughout the weekend.

The fair opens Wednesday at 1:30 and runs through Sunday. Children 4 and under can get in free every day. Friday is "Free Kid Friday," where anyone 17 and under can get into the fair for free.

There are other specials and discounts available throughout the fair. You can find out more on their website:


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