For a two dollar entry fee, I can become a competitor in Glue A Shoe. There are separate classes for Boot, High Heeled Shoe, Sandal or Flip Flop, Tennis Shoe, and Slip On. There isn't an all-around award for the Glue A Shoe pentathlete who can do them all, but the top three awards in each class come with cash prizes, including ten, count them, TEN dollars for first place.
If this exists in Iowa, that pinnacle of State Fairs, I missed it. The seed art I noticed, the origami on a stick. But otherwise I was always distracted by how the prize winning boar and the top giant pumpkin are so nearly equal in weight, each year one within about ten pounds of the other, and yet no pumpkin is ever named Tiny or Freight Train or anything at all.