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Fair 2017 (Saturday, August 19)

Fair 2017 (Saturday, August 19)

August 19, 2017 | 58 min

Mutton Bustin', Cow Chip Throwing Contest, Balloon Masters with Dan Wardell, Truck and Tractor Pull pt. 2, Quiche Me in the Morning Contest, 4-H and FFA Dairy Goats, Kid Joke Telling Contest, A History of Camping at the Fairgrounds, Husband Calling Contest, Budweiser Clydesdales, Whistling Contest, 4-H and FFA Sale of Champions, As If You Were There, Bloopers and more.

Cow Chip Throwing Contest

Cow Chip Throwing Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

It’s that iconic State Fair time…when people are slinging, winging, and flinging cow chips through the air right outside Pioneer Hall.

Balloon Masters with Dan Wardell

Balloon Masters with Dan Wardell

August 19, 2017 | 3 min

Our good fired Dan Wardell is hanging out with some folks enjoying a vibrantly-colored balloon masterpiece come to life!

Most Unusual Vegetable Contest

Most Unusual Vegetable Contest

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Growing vegetables has taken on a new challenge. With this contest, it’s not just about quality - it helps if the veggies are funny looking too!

Playground with Dan Wardell

Playground with Dan Wardell

August 18, 2017 | 3 min

Dan Wardell visits the train playground to see how some young fair goers enjoy their day!

Miniature, Belgian, and Shire Horses

Miniature, Belgian, and Shire Horses

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Whether big or small, the horses at the Jacobson Exhibition Center are entertainment in motion!

Fair Food with Dean Borg

Fair Food with Dean Borg

August 18, 2017 | 3 min

Food at the Fair has always been a highlight. Our fantastic friend Dean Borg explores Fair foods of the past in another State Fair Flashback!

4-H Grand Champion Steer

4-H Grand Champion Steer

August 18, 2017 | 3 min

4-H Steer exhibitors wait all year for this big event - will their steer, picked earlier as a winner in individual classes, win Grand Champion? Mike...

Rubber Chicken Throwing

Rubber Chicken Throwing

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Tossing rubber chickens around might not be allowed or expected in very many public places, - but here at the State Fair, it’s encouraged - and awarded!

A Day with the Queen

A Day with the Queen

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Learn all the Iowa State Fair Queen Does in a Day.

Tractor and Truck Pull

Tractor and Truck Pull

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

The truck and tractor pulls are a tradition at the State Fair Grandstand. Let’s take a walk behind the scenes with Mike Pearson.

Horseshoes

Horseshoes

August 18, 2017 | 4 min

Some sports historians believe the game of horseshoes dates back thousands of years. Let’s meet some modern-day competitors.