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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.

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!

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.

Elle Ruffridge | Teen Spotlight

Elle Ruffridge | Teen Spotlight

July 21, 2017 | 7 min

Point guard Elle Ruffridge has put up big numbers since her freshman year, but the five-foot three-inch senior has only ever had one goal in mind: bringing a state championship to Pocahontas. After...

Davenport North Wildcats & Jinaya Houston | Teen Spotlight

Davenport North Wildcats & Jinaya Houston | Teen Spotlight

July 21, 2017 | 7 min

Sometimes a team can do everything just right and still fall just short of reaching the state tournament. Even though their season won't end with a trophy, the talent-loaded Davenport North Wildcats...

Central Decatur Cardinals | Teen Spotlight

Central Decatur Cardinals | Teen Spotlight

July 21, 2017 | 8 min

Some of the most competitive girls basketball in Iowa comes from its rural communities, particularly class 2A. Making a strong push coming into tournament time is the Central Decatur Community School...