Three Records Set at 2017 Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions

DES MOINES, IA (08/21/2017) (readMedia)-- With a final swing of the gavel, the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) raised $352,600 for the 16 exhibitors of 4-H and FFA Grand and Reserve Champion livestock in the Sale of Champions Saturday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Three champion records were broken during the 2017 Sale.

DES MOINES, IA (08/21/2017) (readMedia)-- Webster Farms of Walker was awarded the Grand Champion Bull banner in the Angus Show judged Tuseday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Schroeder Angus of Clarence claimed Reserve Champion Bull and Champion Iowa Bull titles.

Abby Collison of Rockwell City showed the Grand Champion Female as well as the Grand Champion Iowa Female.

Maddy Udell of Sioux City exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Female.

Additional results below:

No Horsing Around for FFA Competitors at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/21/2017) (readMedia)-- Champion High Point Horse was awarded to Muddy Waters, owned by Victoria Brandt of AGWSR at the FFA Horse Show judged Wednesday during the 2017 Iowa State Fair. Brandt also claimed Champion High Point Exhibitor honors.

DES MOINES, IA (08/21/2017) (readMedia)-- Jacob Van Patten of Altoona won Grand Champion Miniature or Seedling and Reserve Grand Champion Single Spike in the Gladiolus show judged Wednesday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Van Patten also won the Sweepstakes award in memory of John J. Witmer.

DES MOINES, IA (08/18/2017) (readMedia)-- August 10, 2018 iconic entertainer Reba McEntire, will once again grace the Iowa State Fair Grandstand stage. She has performed at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand six times in Fair history, most recently in 2015. Stay tuned to for ticket information.

Sprout Champions Crowned in Iowa State Fair Talent Search

DES MOINES, IA (08/17/2017) (readMedia)-- Three talented Sprout division acts (ages 2-12) have been selected to perform in the Championship round in Bill Riley's 58th annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. Each act will perform in exhibition on Sunday, August 20, but will no longer be competing.

The names, ages, hometowns and routines of the acts are:

Clinton County Man Crowned Champion in Iowa State Fair Cookout Contest

DES MOINES, IA (08/17/2017) (readMedia)-- Brandon Bowden of Clinton County was crowned Cookout Champion in the 53nd annual Farm Bureau Cookout Contest judged Tuesday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Additional results below:


1) Tracey Kenkel, Shelby Co.

2) Brian Halstead, Benton Co.


1) Terry Landers, Adair Co.

2) Lynn Pakala, Grundy Co.

Top Accordion Players Win Iowa State Fair Awards

DES MOINES, IA (08/17/2017) (readMedia)-- The top accordion players from the Midwest squared off in the Accordion Competition judged Monday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Richard Pahl of Wilton claimed first place in the Button division. Sue Kroeker of Audubon won first place in the Keyboard division of competition.

DES MOINES, IA (08/16/2017) (readMedia)-- Top dairy farms competed for honors in the Brown Swiss Dairy Cattle show judged Friday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Breezy Ridge Dairy of Epworth received Grand Champion Female honors. Hope and Tanner Morrison of Peterson, Minn. showed the reserve Grand Champion Female.

Lee-Anns Swiss L.L.C. claimed the Champion Premier Exhibitor and Champion Premier Breeder titles.

DES MOINES, IA (08/16/2017) (readMedia)-- Cattle farms from across the Midwest were recognized for their top quality cattle in the Beef Feeder Calf show judged Saturday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results below:

Angus Purebred Breeding Heifer

1) Buck Creeks J&K, Prescott

2) Brandt Farms, Corning

3) Vanderholm Cattle Co., Villisca

4) Blackridge Family Cattle Co., Ottumwa

Angus Purebred Breeding Heifer