Full Episodes

Fair 2019 | Saturday, August 17

Fair 2019 | Saturday, August 17

Aug 17, 2019 | 54 min

Kids Joke Telling Contest, Chess Tournament, Rubber Chicken Throwing, Fair by Air, Fair Scavenger Hunt, Fair Flashback, Food Contest — Decorated Cakes, Pie Eating Contest, Elvis Impersonator, 4-H Family Volunteers, Goat Yoga with Kids and 4-H & FFA Sale of Champions.

Fair 2019 | Friday, August 16

Fair 2019 | Friday, August 16

Aug 16, 2019 | 49 min

Timber Sports Contests, 4-H Grand Champion Steer, Riding the Rides, Fair Flashback, Accordion Contest, Have You Herd?, Grandstand Racing History, Cow Chip Throwing, Church Cookbook Recipe Contest, Shining Stars, Snakes Alive, Fly Tying Competition, Bubblegum Blowing Contest, As If You Were There … At the Fair

Fair 2019 | Thursday, August 15

Fair 2019 | Thursday, August 15

Aug 15, 2019 | 52 min

Iowa Public Television has brought Iowa State Fair highlights statewide for 49 years, and is once again broadcasting extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair in 2019. Bill Riley returns as host of

Fair 2019 | Wednesday, August 14

Fair 2019 | Wednesday, August 14

Aug 14, 2019 | 55 min

Politics on a Stick, Horseshoe Pitching, Dairy Tours, Fishy Fun Day, Queen Contest & Interview, FFA Tractor Restoration, Governor’s Charity Steer Show, Fair Flashback, Food Contest — Jams & Jellies, Chainsaw Carver, As If You Were There … At the Fair

Fair 2019 | Tuesday, August 13

Fair 2019 | Tuesday, August 13

Aug 13, 2019 | 52 min

Monster Arm Wrestling, Butter Cow, Cowgirl Queen Contest, Fair Flashback, Weed Identification Contest, Big Animals, Bacon Buddies, Walnut Center Artists, FFA Parade of Champions, Food Contest — Best Banana Bread, Rock-It The Robot, As If You Were There … At the Fair

Fair 2019

Fair 2019

Aug 12, 2019 | 57 min

Watch the Iowa State Fair Parade, ALL six of our nightly shows, features from our 2019 coverage, and see the Photo of the Day picks!

Fair 2019 | Monday, August 12

Fair 2019 | Monday, August 12

Aug 12, 2019 | 58 min

State Fair Parade, New Fair Foods, FFA Swine, Butter Sculpting Contest, Kachunga & The Alligator, Mutton Bustin’, Iowa State Fair Volunteers, Food Contest — Ugliest Cake, Iowa Honey Producers, 4-H Horse Show, Fair Flashback, Open Air Painting at the Fair, Woodcarving, As If You Were There … At the Fair

2019 Iowa State Fair Parade

2019 Iowa State Fair Parade

Aug 7, 2019 | 1 hr 50 min

Iowa's largest parade features high school marching bands, floats, animals, vehicles and more as the procession makes its way through downtown Des Moines.

Fair 2018 | Saturday, August 18

Fair 2018 | Saturday, August 18

Aug 18, 2018 | 60 min

Mutton Bustin’, Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum, Fair Booth, Tractor Display, Kids Joke Telling Contest, Clydesdales, Percherons & Draft Ponies, Food contest—Innovative Chocolate, Fair Flashback–Themes of the Past, Harmonica Contest, Blue Ribbon Bricks, Big Wheel Races, 4-H & FFA Sale of Champions

Fair 2018 | Friday, August 17

Fair 2018 | Friday, August 17

Aug 17, 2018 | 53 min

Iowa Public Television has brought Iowa State Fair highlights statewide for 48 years, and is once again broadcasting extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair in 2018.