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Kid Joke Telling Contest

Kid Joke Telling Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Ready to smile? It’s time for some joke-telling contestants to tickle our funny bones!

A History of Camping at the Fairgrounds

A History of Camping at the Fairgrounds

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

A retrospective history of camping at the fairgrounds.

Husband Calling Contest

Husband Calling Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Modern messaging methods like texting and emailing can never compare to good old fashioned YELLING - at the husband calling contest!

Budweiser Clydesdales

Budweiser Clydesdales

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Majestic. Gigantic. Magnificent. All words to describe the Budweiser Clydesdales. We’re fortunate to have them at the Fairgrounds this year!

Whistling Contest

Whistling Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

No fancy instruments needed for this next contest - just a little hot air and some loose lips.

4-H and FFA Sale of Champions

4-H and FFA Sale of Champions

August 19, 2017 | 6 min

And now the big moment 4-H and FFA members have been waiting for – it’s the Sale of Champions! IPTV’s Mike Pearson brings us the excitement!

As If you were there...at the fair - Fun Forest

As if you were there...at the fair | Fun Forest

August 19, 2017 | 2 min

Here is a tour of the Fun Forest!

Bloopers

Bloopers

August 19, 2017 | 3 min

Bill Riley always delivers a great fair show for us. But even the pros make a mistake now and then!

Mutton Bustin'

Mutton Bustin'

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

It's the action-packed, if not a little scary – Mutton Bustin’! Put on your helmets and open up the gate!

Cow Chip Throwing Contest

Cow Chip Throwing Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

It’s that iconic State Fair time…when people are slinging, winging, and flinging cow chips through the air right outside Pioneer Hall.

Balloon Masters with Dan Wardell

Balloon Masters with Dan Wardell

August 19, 2017 | 3 min

Our good fired Dan Wardell is hanging out with some folks enjoying a vibrantly-colored balloon masterpiece come to life!

Most Unusual Vegetable Contest

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!

Playground with Dan Wardell

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!

Miniature, Belgian, and Shire Horses

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!

Fair Food with Dean Borg

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!

4-H Grand Champion Steer

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.

Rubber Chicken Throwing

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!

A Day with the Queen

A Day with the Queen

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

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

Tractor and Truck Pull

Tractor and Truck Pull

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

The truck and tractor pulls are a tradition at the State Fair Grandstand. Let’s take a walk behind the scenes with Mike Pearson.

Horseshoes

Horseshoes

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Some sports historians believe the game of horseshoes dates back thousands of years. Let’s meet some modern-day competitors.