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Fair fun at home with Charity Nebbe | Friday, August 14

Fair fun at home with Charity Nebbe: Pet Tricks

Aug 14, 2020 | 2 min

The midway at the Iowa State Fairgrounds may be quiet, but that’s not stopping Charity from enjoying the fair from home as she checks out viewer submitted pet tricks. Enjoy!

2018 As if you were there...at the fair | Ralph H. Deets Historical Museum

2018 As if you were there...at the fair | Ralph H. Deets Historical Museum

Aug 14, 2020 | 2 min

Take a stroll through the Ralph H. Deets Historical Museum at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Iowa PBS presents Celebrating the Fair

Celebrating the Fair | Friday, August 14

Aug 14, 2020 | 57 min

Friday, August 14

2011 The Butter Cow’s 100th Anniversary

2011 The Butter Cow’s 100th Anniversary

Aug 14, 2020 | 5 min

This year celebrates the Butter Cow's 100th anniversary at the Iowa State Fair.

2016 Henna Tattoo Artist

2016 Henna Tattoo Artist

Aug 14, 2020 | 4 min

Beautiful, intricate, and best of all…temporary.

2013 Horseshoe Pitching

2013 Horseshoe Pitching

Aug 14, 2020 | 3 min

Step up to the clay courts and watch some of the best horseshoe pitchers from around the state compete.

2015 Little Hands on the Farm

2015 Little Hands on the Farm

Aug 14, 2020 | 4 min

Take a tour of Little Hands on the Farm, where kids of all ages can get hands on experience of what life is like on the farm.

2016 Giant Pumpkin Contest

2016 Giant Pumpkin Contest

Aug 14, 2020 | 3 min

They've grown the pumpkins, now it's time to see who has the biggest and the best.

2016 Chicken Washing and Blow Drying

2016 Chicken Washing and Blow Drying

Aug 14, 2020 | 3 min

Learn how people wash and clean their chickens to get them show ready for upcoming competitions.

1999 Spelling Bee

1999 Spelling Bee

Aug 14, 2020 | 2 min

Champion spellers show off their skills in the Family Center.

Fast Forward Flashback: Grand Champion Slaps

Fast Forward Flashback: Grand Champion Slaps

Aug 14, 2020 | 2 min

It's a big deal to raise a champion steer. Here are nearly five decades of celebratory slaps.

Chainsaw Carving Compilation

Chainsaw Carving Compilation

Aug 14, 2020 | 4 min

The best of Iowa State Fair chainsaw carving.

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Iowa Pork Producers Association
Great Iowa Treasure Hunt administered by the Iowa Treasurer of State