15 Signs You're a Midwestern Girl

Everyone's got a sense of hometown pride, but the love people have for the Midwest takes it to a whole different level. Check out these signs that you are a born and bred Midwestern girl: 

1. You know state fairs are a big deal 

You know, that thing where everyone gets all dolled up to go to a place with pig races. 

2. Like, you’ve probably seen way too many sculptures made of butter in your lifetime 

And you always had so many questions. Like who. And why. And how…

3. And you definitely know someone* who always used to compete in the annual state fair pageant 

*It was you, don't lie.

4. But most importantly, you know fair food is a totally acceptable food category in the Midwest 

If it's deep fried, on a stick or covered in powdered sugar, send it our way. 

5. Speaking of the Midwest, you're not exactly sure which states it's comprised of…


It's Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin, in case you were wondering. 

6. But you do know that we take our football very, very seriously 

Whether that's at the high school level or college (especially if you go to a state school).

7. And that nowhere in the world could be so beautiful in the fall

Can anywhere else really compete? 

8. Your only view on your drive to and from college is cornfield after cornfield 

And we wouldn't have it any other way. Who doesn't love those iconic red barns? 

9. But while outsiders think of the Midwest as one giant farm, you know the cities are amazing

We have Chicago, Kansas City, Cleveland, Columbus, Milwaukee, Omaha, Des Moines, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, St. Louis…what more could you ask for?!

10. You love shows like Parks and Rec and Glee because they celebrate those small Midwestern towns 

Pawnee, Indiana, and Lima, Ohio, for life. 

11. The weather is actually insane


…But you're also kind of over seeing the flood of seasonal tweets complaining about it. 

12. You also get sick of hearing about whether it's pop or soda

Does it really matter? 

14. Games like Cornhole and KanJam are classic past times 


Nothing can beat those backyard summertime memories. 

15. Most importantly, you know Midwest is best

And it will always be home. 

Midwest, we love you!