STORIES

Hot Dog Eating Contest
August 16, 2017 | 4 min

With a chance to go on to a national level, expert hot dog lovers participate in a dog-eat-dog competition.

Governor's Charity Steer Show
August 16, 2017 | 4 min

With earnings going to charity, the Governor’s Charity Steer Show has a wonderful impact on many Iowa communities. Mike Pearson is at this popular event.

New Fair Foods
August 16, 2017 | 4 min

Tasting the flavors of Iowa is Charity Nebbe’s job here at Iowa Public Television - so what better person to send out to taste some of the new flavors at the Iowa State Fair!

Queen Interview
August 16, 2017 | 2 min

Meet the 2017 Iowa State Fair Queen.

Super Tall Paul
August 16, 2017 | 3 min

Meet the huge presence strolling the grounds: Super Tall Paul.

Going Bananas (Foods Contest: Banana Bread)
August 16, 2017 | 3 min

Travis Graven is about to go bananas over a tasty food contest in the Elwell Family Food Center.

Fair Transportation with Dean Borg
August 16, 2017 | 3 min

For well over a century, Fairgoers have traveled to the Fairgrounds - and as Dean Borg finds out, the way they get here has changed dramatically over the decades.

Monster Arm Wrestling
August 16, 2017 | 4 min

And now a test of strength, endurance, and will power - it’s Monster Arm Wrestling!

Fair 2017 (Wednesday, August 16)
August 16, 2017 | 57 min

Butter Cow, New Fair Foods, Monster Arm Wrestling, Oldest Lemonade Stand, Fair Queen Contest, Fair Queen Interview, Super Tall Paul, Model Railroad, Food Contest--Banana Bread, Fair Flashback--Fair

Mr. Legs Competition
August 15, 2017 | 4 min

Paul Yeager has a varied skillset - sports,  agriculture - but he’s hoping to master a Fair-time  skill: wowing the judges at the Mr. Legs contest!