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Robocars

Robocars

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

There’s an eye-catching act strolling through the 2017 Fairgrounds - they’re part human, part car - the Robocars!

Tall Corn Contest

Tall Corn Contest

August 14, 2017 | 4 min

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

New Thrills!

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!

Old Contests with Dean Borg

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 Fair Food Contest

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.

The Bandaloni with Dan Wardell

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!

In the Weeds (Weed Identification Contest)

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.

Multiple Multiples (Twins, Triplets & and More Contest)

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.

Big Animals

Big Animals

August 14, 2017 | 5 min

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

Fancy Frosting (Decorated Cakes Contest)

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!

Fine Arts Exhibit

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.

FFA Swine

FFA Swine

August 14, 2017 | 3 min

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

As If you were there...at the fair | The Sky Glider

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!

The Way We Live Award

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.

State Fair Parade

State Fair Parade

August 14, 2017 | 4 min

Highlights from the 2017 Iowa State Fair Parade.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Mudd Advertising

Iowa Entrepreneur: Mudd Advertising

August 4, 2017 | 12 min

​After a failed venture in radio, Jim Mudd Sr. didn’t give up on entrepreneurship. Instead, he built a company that now employs more than 200 people in the Cedar Valley.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Men's Style Lab

Iowa Entrepreneur: Men's Style Lab

August 4, 2017 | 13 min

This online styling service delivers clothing right to the doors of its customers. Follow this entrepreneur’s story from his garage, through an incubator, to a nationally-known fashion company

Iowa Entrepreneur: CapArms

Iowa Entrepreneur: CapArms

July 28, 2017 | 12 min

Built on the trust and partnership of childhood friends, CapArms was the idea that brought three military vets together again. Pushed out of a major metropolitan area in Minnesota, this ammunition company found the perfect fit in a small Iowa community.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Ideal Energy

Iowa Entrepreneur: Ideal Energy

July 28, 2017 | 13 min

After returning home from active duty, a Navy SEAL sought an education in sustainability at a small Iowa university. Now, he and his wife work together, using renewable energy to sow the seeds of peace.

Turkey Valley Trojans | Teen Spotlight

Turkey Valley Trojans | Teen Spotlight

July 21, 2017 | 7 min

The Turkey Valley Trojans have been playing together since third grade when coach Carla Nymeyer organized a fundamentals camp. After joining them at the varsity level, Coach Neymeyer led the girls...