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.

Saturday, August 18

  • Mutton Bustin’
  • Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum
  • Fair Booth
  • Tractor Display
  • Kids Joke Telling Contest
  • Clydesdales, Percherons & Draft Ponies
  • Food contest—Innovative Chocolate
  • Fair Flashback–Themes of the Past
  • Harmonica Contest
  • Blue Ribbon Bricks
  • Big Wheel Races
  • 4-H & FFA Sale of Champions

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

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