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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!

Truck and Tractor Pull pt. 2

Truck and Tractor Pull: Part 2

August 19, 2017 | 3 min

There’s nothing like the power and might of the tractor and truck pull. Let’s head to the Grandstand to check out the action.

Quiche Me in the Morning Contest

Quiche Me in the Morning Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Paul Yeager has found a food contest that celebrates Iowa’s bed & breakfasts - with quiche!

4-H and FFA Dairy Goats

4-H and FFA Dairy Goats

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Showing animals is a big part of the State Fair experience - and this year we’re excited to showcase the dairy goats!

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.

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.

4-H Llamas

4-H Llamas

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

The State Fair is chock full of kids who show all sorts of animals - even unique ones, like llamas!

Food Contest for Beginners

Food Contest for Beginners

August 18, 2017 | 3 min

There’s a brilliant reason to be brave and enter a food contest for the first time - the “beginner’s" category

Stock Dog Trials

Stock Dog Trials

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Watch some incredible hounds herd some sheep

As If you were there...at the fair - Poultry Barn

As if you were there...at the fair | Poultry Barn

August 18, 2017 | 1 min

Here is a tour of the Poultry Barn

Auctioneer Contest

Auctioneer Contest

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Highlights from the 2017 Iowa State Fair Auctioneer Contest.

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!