My home town is a blip on a map and my state is a blip on the map for many (Iowa. Flyover Land.)
For almost 2 hours there is music, lights, heat, flame, noise, and FIREWORKS. It's hard to describe unless you've been there. I have never in my life seen fireworks like these. The grand champion winners of the association's show set off their best and their brightest. Friends of mine come from hundreds of miles away, stay at my house and we all go together. It truly is awesome.
If you're ever in Flyover Land at the end of August, make sure to pencil this in on your calendar. It's well worth the drive!