STORIES

FFA Swine
August 14, 2017 | 3 min

The enterprising talents of Iowa’s FFA kids are showcased in the FFA Swine Show.

Fine Arts Exhibit
August 14, 2017 | 4 min

Top artists compete in a plethora of competitions in the Fine Arts categories. Here is a portion of the awards.

Fancy Frosting (Decorated Cakes Contest)
August 14, 2017 | 3 min

Intricate detail, incredible design…all in a flavorful package. It’s the Decorated Cakes contest!

Big Animals
August 14, 2017 | 5 min

They’re hefty…spunky…and chunky. It’s time for a State Fair favorite - the Big Animals!

Multiple Multiples (Twins, Triplets & and More Contest)
August 14, 2017 | 4 min

Abby Brown is at the Twins, Triplets and More contest to check out some sibling similarities…and disparities.

In the Weeds (Weed Identification Contest)
August 14, 2017 | 4 min

We all acknowledge that Mike Pearson knows a lot about agriculture - so let’s see how he does in a contest about one of agriculture’s arch enemies - weeds.

The Bandaloni with Dan Wardell
August 14, 2017 | 3 min

Dan Wardell is a one man band of fun - and Bandaloni is a one man BAND. :) Put them together and it’s State Fair magic!

Fair 2017 (Monday, August 14)
August 14, 2017 | 59 min

State Fair Parade, Big Animals, Judging New Fair Foods, Bandaloni, Decorated Cakes Contest, Thrillzones, The Way We Live Awards, Tall Corn Contest, FFA Swine, Fair Flashback--Old Contests, Banjo Mu

2017 Iowa State Fair Parade
August 9, 2017 | 56 min

Coverage of the 2017 Iowa State Fair Parade in downtown Des Moines.

The Young Prince
August 20, 2016 | 2 min

Visit the agriculture building to see a horse, but not just any horse; one made entirely from a hodgepodge of steel items.