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Bubblegum Blowing, Mom Calling, Husband Calling and Ladies' Rubber Chicken Throwing contests, Stock Dog Trials, Llama Yoga, 4-H & FFA Sale of Champions and more.


Beard Growing, Cow Chip Throwing and Beginner's Food contests, Little Hands on the Farm, Veterans Parade, Governor’s Charity Steer Show, Society Horse Show and more.


Photo Salon, 4-H Swine, Micro Mini Tractor Pulls, Cuddles and Snuggles Chore Time, Andy William and the Nebraska All Stars, Gingerbread House and Cookout Contests, Avenue of Breeds and more.


Butter Cow, Cowgirl Queen, Sheep Shearing, Weed Identification and Bread Pudding Contests, State Fair Queen, Pioneer Hall Song, Big Animals, Horse Show Organist, Chainsaw Artist and more.


Ladies’ Chicken Calling, Best Tasting Tomato and Youth Canning Contests, Niko Moon, Iowa Food and Family Canstruction, Thrill Town, Giant Slide, FFA Parade of Champions and more.


State Fair Parade, New Fair Foods, FFA Sheep, 4-H Welder, Monster Trucks, Blue Ribbon Horticulturalist, and Youth Rooster Crowing, Decorated Cakes, Big Pumpkin and Grocery Bagging Contests and more.



This annual fair tradition brings together county fair queens from across the state who showcase the very best in personality, leadership, citizenship and involvement in their local communities.


Breakthrough recording artist Niko Moon has topped multiple charts with his Platinum-selling debut single "Good Time." Moon performed for a packed crowd at the Susan Knapp Amphitheater.


Join us live for the Iowa State Fair parade, featuring high school marching bands, floats, cool cars, special causes and more.

About the Show

Featuring contests, unique stories, food, animals, music and more, Iowa PBS's Iowa State Fair coverage brings the sights and sounds of the fair to you.