Iowa PBS has brought Iowa State Fair highlights statewide for 49 years, and is once again broadcasting extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair in 2019. Bill Riley returns as host of this year’s coverage, which is full of feature contest results, unique stories, food, animals, music and more.

Below is a list of topics scheduled for this Fair 2019 episode. Please note, topics are subject to change.

Thursday, August 15

  • Most Unusual Vegetable Contest
  • 4-H Sheep
  • Rooster Crowing Contest
  • Fair Flashback
  • Bandaloni
  • Youth Livestock Judging Contest
  • Veterans Parade
  • Cookout Contest
  • Sea Lion Splash
  • Pigeons
  • County Fair Kings
  • Fair After Dark: Hungry Games
  • As If You Were There … At the Fair

Support for the Iowa State Fair Parade 2019Fair 2019 and State Fair Talent Championship 2019 is provided by EMC Insurance Companies and the Iowa Lottery.

AARP Iowa
EMC Insurance Companies
Iowa Pork Producers Association
Great Iowa Treasure Hunt administered by the Iowa Treasurer of State