Local Video - Clips

Monster Arm Wrestling

Monster Arm Wrestling

August 16, 2017 | 4 min

And now a test of strength, endurance, and will power - it’s Monster Arm Wrestling!

Fair Transportation with Dean Borg

Fair Transportation with Dean Borg

August 16, 2017 | 3 min

For well over a century, Fairgoers have traveled to the Fairgrounds - and as Dean Borg finds out, the way they get here has changed dramatically over the decades.

Going Bananas (Foods Contest: Banana Bread)

Going Bananas (Foods Contest: Banana Bread)

August 16, 2017 | 3 min

Travis Graven is about to go bananas over a tasty food contest in the Elwell Family Food Center.

Super Tall Paul

Super Tall Paul

August 16, 2017 | 3 min

Meet the huge presence strolling the grounds: Super Tall Paul.

Queen Interview

Queen Interview

August 16, 2017 | 2 min

Meet the 2017 Iowa State Fair Queen.

New Fair Foods

New Fair Foods

August 16, 2017 | 4 min

Tasting the flavors of Iowa is Charity Nebbe’s job here at Iowa Public Television - so what better person to send out to taste some of the new flavors at the Iowa State Fair!

Governor's Charity Steer Show

Governor's Charity Steer Show

August 16, 2017 | 4 min

With earnings going to charity, the Governor’s Charity Steer Show has a wonderful impact on many Iowa communities. Mike Pearson is at this popular event.

Hot Dog Eating Contest

Hot Dog Eating Contest

August 16, 2017 | 4 min

With a chance to go on to a national level, expert hot dog lovers participate in a dog-eat-dog competition.

Accordion Contest

Accordion Contest

August 15, 2017 | 3 min

Listen to the sounds of the accordion contest at Pioneer Hall

Sand Sculptures

Sand Sculptures

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

Our friend, Abby Brown, caught up with some talented sculptors and admiring fans at the sand sculpture!

Butter Sculpting with Dan Wardell

Butter Sculpting with Dan Wardell

August 15, 2017 | 3 min

IPTV Kids Clubhouse host Dan Wardell loves to encourage kids to express themselves through art - even if it’s made out of butter!

Foods Contest: Jell-o

Jell-O Contest

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

Travis Graven is always open to covering the interesting and flavorful contests at the Iowa State Fair.

DNR Activities

DNR Activities

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

There’s a building at the Fair that celebrates Iowa’s natural resources, and the folks inside love to share their knowledge with Fairgoers!

As If you were there...at the fair - Photography Salon

As if you were there...at the fair | Photography Salon

August 15, 2017 | 2 min

Here is a tour of the Photography Salon

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!

Mr. Legs Competition

Mr. Legs Competition

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

Paul Yeager has a varied skillset - sports, agriculture - but he’s hoping to master a Fair-time skill: wowing the judges at the Mr. Legs contest!

Presidents and Candidates with Dean Borg

Presidents and Candidates with Dean Borg

August 15, 2017 | 3 min

Dean Borg has met many presidents and presidential candidates throughout the years…same goes for Fairgoers! Here’s another State Fair Flashback!

Cowgirl Queen Contest

Cowgirl Queen Contest

August 15, 2017 | 6 min

The sparkle and excitement inside the Jacobson Exhibition Center can mean only one thing - it's time for the Cowgirl Queen Contest!

Paint at the Fair

Paint at the Fair

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

There’s a social painting class at the Fair this year - and it benefits the renovation and maintenance of our beautiful State Fairgrounds!

FFA Parade of Champions

FFA Parade of Champions

August 15, 2017 | 7 min

FFA students across the state work remarkably hard throughout the year on their projects - the reward, a parade of champions!