Local Video - Clips

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!

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!

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.

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