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.

Friday, August 17

  • Rubber Chicken Throwing
  • Micro Mini Tractor Pulls
  • 4-H Grand Champion Steer
  • Fair Flashback—Horses
  • Irish Dancers
  • Fruit & Veggie Identification Contest
  • Beard Growing Contest
  • Food Contest—Super Special Corn Creations
  • DNR Junk Art
  • Sale of Champions Explainer
  • Animals After Dark
  • Outhouse Races

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

College Savings Iowa
EMC Insurance Companies
Iowa Pork Producers Association