(CNN)The Iowa State Fair is a must-see stop on the campaign trail for presidential candidates looking for an edge in the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses.
How to survive the Iowa State Fair
While this Hawkeye State tradition presents a major opportunity for White House contenders to make their case to voters hungry for personal interaction, past candidates have stumbled while navigating the grounds.
As a helpful guide to candidates who don't want their campaigns to end at the fair, CNN Politics recruited veteran Iowa operatives to show us just how to make it through unscathed.
For more tips, watch the video above.