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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

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

Pedal Tractor Pull

Pedal Tractor Pull

August 17, 2017 | 4 min

Let’s check out the action at the Pedal Tractor Pull contest with our good friend, Abby Brown.

Questions Galore (Information Booth People)

Questions Galore (Information Booth People)

August 17, 2017 | 4 min

We all need directions or information when we’re touring the Fairgrounds. Let’s meet the wise folks who man the information booth.

FFA Family

FFA Family

August 17, 2017 | 4 min

Participating in FFA events at the Fair takes lots of preparation. Here’s a family who loves every minute of it!

I Milked a Cow

I Milked a Cow

August 17, 2017 | 4 min

Milking a cow may be an everyday experience for some Iowans - but as Paul Yeager finds out, for some Fairgoers, it’s actually a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Thrills and Spills with Dean Borg

Thrills and Spills with Dean Borg

August 17, 2017 | 3 min

The Fair is always thrilling - and as Dean Borg finds out in tonight’s Fair Flashback - sometimes those thrills were mind-blowing!

As if you were there...at the fair | Varied Industries Building

As if you were there...at the fair | Varied Industries Building

August 17, 2017 | 1 min

Here is a tour of the Varied Industries Building.

Cookout Contest

Cookout Contest

August 17, 2017 | 4 min

The coals are hot, the food is prepped - grab your forks everyone and let’s see what’s cookin’ on the Grand Concourse!