DES MOINES, IA (02/26/2018) (readMedia)-- The 6th and 7th Acts have been announced for the 2018 Iowa State Fair and they keep getting better and better! Country smash duo, Florida Georgia Line brings their multi-platinum sound to the Iowa State Fair on the final night of the 2018 Fair, Sunday, August 19. Decades spanning, chart toppers Earth, Wind & Fire take the stage on Thursday, August 16.

DES MOINES, IA (02/05/2018) (readMedia)-- Funny man, Jim Gaffigan is bringing his show to the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Gaffigan is a Grammy® nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor largely revolving around his fatherhood adventures and his observations on life.

Jim Gaffigan

DES MOINES, IA (11/28/2017) (readMedia)-- A bombtastic celebration of arena rock, Hairball returns on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Jacobson Exhibition Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Hairball tickets go on sale Friday, December 1, at 10 a.m.


Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.


$23 Advanced

$30 Day of Show

$65 VIP Tickets

*$3 convenience charge applies to each ticket

DES MOINES, IA (11/09/2017) (readMedia)-- With only 392,400 minutes until the Iowa State Fair, August 9-19, 2018 the clock is ticking to create your one-of-a-kind concrete pig statue, the featured concrete sculpture for the 2018 Fair. Past concrete statues have included an ice cream cone, the state of Iowa, a cow, a horse, a ribbon, the Iowa State Fair logo and a Ferris wheel.

DES MOINES, IA (08/25/2017) (readMedia)-- Josh Berg of Osage exhibited the Grand Champion Bull and the Champion Iowa Bull in the Shorthorn Cattle Show judged August 19 at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Reserve Champion Bull went to 6B Farms from Parkersburg.

Studer Shorthorns of Creston took home the Premier Breeder and the Premier Exhibitor honors.

4-H Crowns Top Dogs at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/25/2017) (readMedia)-- Youth from across the state competed in the 4-H Dog Show held Sunday August 20 at the 2017 Iowa State Fair. Dogs were judged in three divisions: obedience, handling and rally.

Complete results below:

Champion Pre-Novice A Obedience: Sierra Pearson, Union County

Reserve Champion Pre-Novice A Obedience: Lane Whirrett, Clarke County

FFA Exhibitors Compete for Supreme Breeding Beef Honors at the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/24/2017) (readMedia)-- Payton Vogel of Hartley- Melvin- Sanborn exhibited the Supreme Female Champion in the FFA Breeding Beef show held Thursday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Hannah Mitchell of Lenox won the Reserve Supreme Female title.

DES MOINES, IA (08/24/2017) (readMedia)-- FFA exhibitors competed in the Performance Beef Show judged Wednesday prior to the start of the 2017 Iowa State Fair. Entries were open to purebred, grade or crossbred market steers.

Additional results below:

Choice Retail Beef – Window A

Champion: Logan Sieren, Keota FFA - Keota

Reserve Champion: Mia Gibson, North Fayette Valley FFA – West Union

Champion Produce: Mia Gibson, North Fayette Valley FFA – West Union

DES MOINES, IA (08/23/2017) (readMedia)-- Ginger Werner of Chelsea claimed the Sweepstakes title in the Sheaf Grains division of the Farm Crops show judged Thursday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results below:

Barley in the Straw

1) Chuck Werner, Chelsea

2) Ginger Werner, Chelsea

3) Thomas Huck, Waverly

Brome Grass for Seed

1) Jay Van Wert, Hampton

2) Ronald Zelle, Waverly

3) Ginger Werner, Chelsea

Gorham Sweeps Iowa State Fair FFA Rabbit Show

DES MOINES, IA (08/23/2017) (readMedia)-- Mariah Gorham of Carroll won Market Best of Show in the FFA Rabbit Show judged Thursday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Brooklyn Housley of Wayne was awarded Breeding Best of Show.

A total of 34 exhibitors from 22 chapters showed 191 animals in this year's competition.

Additional results below:


Champion Meat Pen: Mariah Gorham, Carroll