VIDEOS 2016

Blue Ribbon Quilts
Aug 15, 2016 | 4 min

To display a quilt at the state fair and win a ribbon is a truly prestigious goal for quilters.

Backgammon Tournament
Aug 15, 2016 | 4 min

Watch some of the top backgammon players from the area during the Iowa State Fair Backgammon Tournament.

Youth Fiddlers' Contest
Aug 15, 2016 | 4 min

Talented youth gather at Pioneer Hall to perform during the Youth Fiddler's Contest.

State Fair Parade
Aug 15, 2016 | 4 min

Every year, the State Fair kicks off the celebration with a parade through downtown Des Moines. Enjoy some highlights from this year's parade.

Ice Carving
Aug 15, 2016 | 4 min

In the August heat, these sculptures only last so long. Watch hunks of ice take on new shapes and forms.