Iowa State Fair 2017 Nightly Coverage on IPTV

Posted: July 27, 2017

Iowa Public Television has brought Iowa State Fair highlights statewide for 47 years and will once again broadcast extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair, nightly at 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., August 14-19. These hour-long programs are among the network’s most-watched of the year. Bill Riley will return as host of this year’s coverage, which is full of feature contest results, unique stories, food, animals, music and more. Coverage begins with a live broadcast of the 2017 Iowa State Fair Parade on Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. IPTV will also broadcast coverage of the finals of the State Fair Talent Championship on Sunday, August 21, at 8 p.m.

Below is a list of topics scheduled for each Fair 2017 episode. Please note, topics are subject to change. 

Monday, August 14 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 20 at 2 p.m.)
State Fair Parade
Big Animals
Judging New Fair Foods
Bandaloni
Decorated Cakes Contest
Thrillzones
The Way We Live Awards
Tall Corn Contest
FFA Swine
Fair Flashbacks - Old Contests 
Fine Arts Awards
Weed Identification Contest 
Twins, Triplets & More Contest
As If You Were There...At the Fair

Tuesday, August 15 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 20 at 3 p.m.)
Rabbit Hopping
Accordion Contest 
Cowgirl Queen Contest
Paint a “Fair”
Butter Sculpting Contest
Robocars
Food Contest – Jello
FFA Parade of Champions
Fair Flashbacks - Presidents & Candidates
Sand Sculpture
DNR Activities
Mr. Legs Contest 
As If You Were There...At the Fair

Wednesday, August 16 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 20 at 4 p.m.) 
Butter Cow
New Fair Foods
Monster Arm Wrestling
Oldest Lemonade Stand
Fair Queen Contest
Fair Queen Interview
Super Tall Paul
Model Railroad
Food Contest – Banana Bread
Fair Flashbacks - Fair Transportation 
Governor’s Charity Steer Show
Hot Dog Eating Contest 
As If You Were There...At the Fair

Thursday, August 17 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 20 at 5 p.m.)
Information Booth People
4-H Sheep Contest
Flower & Potted Plant Show
Chainsaw Carver
FFA Family
Veterans Parade
Pedal Tractor Pull
iFlip Acrobatics Show
Cookout Contest
Fair Flashbacks - Biscuits 
Food Contest – Biscuits
I Milked a Cow! 
As If You Were There...At the Fair

Friday, August 18 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 20 at 6 p.m.)
Auctioneer Contest
Most Unusual Vegetables Contest
Playground Fun
Miniature, Belgian & Shire Horses
Fair Flashbacks - Food at the Fair
4-H Grand Champion Steer
Rubber Chicken Throwing
A Day with the Queen
Tractor & Truck Pull, Part 1
Horseshoes
4-H Kid
Food Contest – Beginners
Stock Dog Trials 
As If You Were There...At the Fair

Saturday, August 19 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 20 at 7 p.m.)
Mutton Bustin’
Cow Chip Throwing
Balloon Masters
Tractor & Truck Pull, Part 2
Quiche Me in the Morning Contest
4-H and FFA Dairy Goats
Kid Joke Telling
Fair Flashbacks - Camping
Husband Calling
Budweiser Clydesdales
Whistling Contest
4-H & FFA Sale of Champions
As If You Were There...At the Fair

Support for Fair 2017 is provided by MidAmerican Energy, EMC Insurance Companies and the Iowa Lottery.

Visit Iptv.org for additional broadcast times.