STORIES

Paint at the Fair
August 15, 2017 | 4 min

There’s a social painting class at the Fair this year - and it benefits the renovation and maintenance of our beautiful State Fairgrounds!

Cowgirl Queen Contest
August 15, 2017 | 6 min

The sparkle and excitement inside the Jacobson Exhibition Center can mean only one thing - it's time for the Cowgirl Queen Contest!

Presidents and Candidates with Dean Borg
August 15, 2017 | 3 min

Dean Borg has met many presidents and  presidential candidates throughout the years…same goes  for Fairgoers! Here’s another State Fair Flashback!

New Fair Food Contest
August 14, 2017 | 4 min

Each year, new foods are suggested - and tested - to see what makes the cut. We peeked in on the judging.

Old Contests with Dean Borg
August 14, 2017 | 3 min

Let’s get into the time machine with our friend, Dean Borg to learn about some State Fair contests from the old days.

New Thrills!
August 14, 2017 | 3 min

This year, there are different “zones” for enjoying amusement rides at the Fair. Let’s check out the fun!

Tall Corn Contest
August 14, 2017 | 4 min

Here's a highlight from 2017's Tall Corn Contest.

State Fair Parade
August 14, 2017 | 4 min

Highlights from the 2017 Iowa State Fair Parade.

The Way We Live Award
August 14, 2017 | 2 min

Farming is always celebrated here at the  State Fair! This year, six farm families received  a very special award.

As If you were there...at the fair | The Sky Glider
August 14, 2017 | 2 min

Here is a tour of the fair grounds with a birds eye view!