STORIES

A Day with the Queen
August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Learn all the Iowa State Fair Queen Does in a Day.

Rubber Chicken Throwing
August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Tossing rubber chickens around might not be allowed or expected in very many public places, - but here at the State Fair, it’s encouraged - and awarded!

4-H Grand Champion Steer
August 18, 2017 | 3 min

4-H Steer exhibitors wait all year for this big event - will their steer, picked earlier as a winner in individual classes, win Grand Champion? Mike Pearson finds out.

Fair Food with Dean Borg
August 18, 2017 | 3 min

Food at the Fair has always been a highlight. Our fantastic friend Dean Borg explores Fair foods of the past in another State Fair Flashback!

Miniature, Belgian, and Shire Horses
August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Whether big or small, the horses at the Jacobson Exhibition Center are entertainment in motion!

Playground with Dan Wardell
August 18, 2017 | 3 min

Dan Wardell visits the train playground to see how some young fair goers enjoy their day!

Most Unusual Vegetable Contest
August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Growing vegetables has taken on a new challenge. With this contest, it’s not just about quality - it helps if the veggies are funny looking too!

Auctioneer Contest
August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Highlights from the 2017 Iowa State Fair Auctioneer Contest.

Fair 2017 (Saturday, August 19)
August 19, 2017 | 58 min

Mutton Bustin', Cow Chip Throwing Contest, Balloon Masters with Dan Wardell, Truck and Tractor Pull pt. 2, Quiche Me in the Morning Contest, 4-H and FFA Dairy Goats, Kid Joke Telling Contest, A History of Camping at the Fairgrounds, Husband Calling Contest, Budweiser Clydesdales, Whistling Contest, 4-H and FFA Sale of Champions, As If You Were There, Bloopers and more.

Fair 2017 (Friday, August 18)
August 18, 2017 | 57 min

Auctioneer Contest, Most Unusual Vegetable Contest, Playground with Dan Wardell, Miniature, Belgian, and Shire Horses, Fair Food with Dean Borg, 4-H Grand Champion Steer, Rubber Chicken Throwing, A Day with the Queen, Tractor and Truck Pull, Horseshoes, 4-H Llamas, Food Contest for Beginners, Stock Dog Trials, As If You Were There and more.