Iron Skillet Toss at the Agricultural Fair

by Remy Tumin

Iron Skillet Toss at the Agricultural Fair

David Welch

The three pound 11 ounce cast iron skillet holds heavy in your hand as the crowd draws near. You’ve got two tries to prove yourself, and it’s just you and the frying pan. Call it a sisterhood of the skillet, far removed from any kitchen. The paddock is usually reserved for draft horses or lumberjacks, but come 3 p.m. on the last day of the fair every year, women rule the ring.