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.

Friday, August 16

  • Timber Sports Contests
  • 4-H Grand Champion Steer
  • Riding the Rides
  • Fair Flashback
  • Accordion Contest
  • Have You Herd?
  • Grandstand Racing History
  • Cow Chip Throwing
  • Church Cookbook Recipe Contest
  • Shining Stars
  • Snakes Alive
  • Fly Tying Competition
  • Bubblegum Blowing Contest
  • 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.

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