Iowa PBS has brought Iowa State Fair highlights statewide for 48 years, and is once again broadcasting extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair in 2018. 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 2018 episode. Please note, topics are subject to change.

Monday, August 13

  • State Fair Parade
  • New Fair Foods
  • FFA Sheep
  • Photo Salon
  • Mountain Man Skills Demo
  • Twins, Triplets & More Contest
  • Concrete Pigs
  • Grape Stomping
  • Dollhouses & Miniatures
  • Fair Flashback—Fairgrounds Map
  • Food Contest–Canned Vegetables
  • Chainsaw Carver
  • Tall Corn Contest

Support for Fair 2018 is provided by EMC Insurance Companies, the Iowa Lottery, the Gilchrist Foundation and Friends of Iowa PBS Foundation.

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