Remarkable Acts Advance at Iowa State Fair Riley Competition

DES MOINES, IA (08/11/2017) (readMedia)-- Five talented Senior division acts (ages 13-21) have advanced to the semi-final round in Bill Riley's 58th annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. Each act will perform again on Thursday, August 17, Friday, August 18 or Saturday, August 19.

The names, ages, hometowns and routines are:

Bryce Phothisen, 19, Altoona, IA, Vocal/Guitar

Acts Amaze on Opening Day of Talent Search at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/10/2017) (readMedia)-- Five talented Senior division acts (ages 13-21) have advanced to the semi-final round in Bill Riley's 58th annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. Each act will perform again on Thursday, August 18, Friday, August 19 or Saturday, August 20.

The names, ages, hometowns and routines are:

Cultural Center Displays Panoramic Display

DES MOINES, IA (08/08/2017) (readMedia)-- The Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center will be filled with art and hands-on learning at the 2017 Iowa State Fair. Home to Iowa's largest art show, the Cultural Center features Make and Take projects, art activities, a 150 foot Panoramic Photo Display, a painting class and much more.

DES MOINES, IA (08/04/2017) (readMedia)-- The Iowa State Fair hosts the largest food department of any state fair and continues to grow with 30 new food contests this year- Nothing Compares to State Fair Thrills and food August 10-20, 2017.

Several notable contests will be making an appearance at this year's Fair including Spice it Up with Pampered Chef, 75th Anniversary Dessert, Hello Sally Lunn and a healthy contest in Healthy Creations a Variety of Veggies.

DES MOINES, IA (08/03/2017) (readMedia)-- With over one million people visiting the Fair annually numerous volunteers are needed for the Iowa State Fair to be a success. The Iowa State Fair August 10-20, is seeking volunteers and donations for the Sew-In, Andringa Family Foundation Little Hands on the Farm, Country School and the information booths.

Sew-In

DES MOINES, IA (08/02/2017) (readMedia)-- Just a few short days remain to purchase your tickets for the 2017 Iowa State Fair Grandstand entertainment sponsored by US Cellular.

Great seats are still available for the following shows:

August 10: for KING & COUNTRY with special guest Matt Maher $30, $35, $45

August 11: Nickelback with special guests Pop Evil and Shaman's Harvest $52, $62, $72

DES MOINES, IA (08/01/2017) (readMedia)-- Six wines made from Iowa-grown grapes won Double Gold awards in the Iowa State Fair Commercial Wine competition judged prior to the start of the 2017 Fair.

DES MOINES, IA (07/26/2017) (readMedia)-- Six Iowa farm families will be recognized as recipients of the 2017 Way We Live Award at the Iowa State Fair. Each entrant was asked to submit a short essay describing how the occupation of farming and living on a farm has shaped their lives. Six families were chosen based on their dedication to agriculture and their strong Iowa farm values. Forty-two entries were submitted in all.

 

DES MOINES, IA (07/24/2017) (readMedia)-- Discover all of the new exciting thrills at the Iowa State Fair August 10-20. From new amusement rides, to new food on a stick and the celebration of the Butter Cow, the Iowa State Fair has something for everyone.

2017 Butter Cow Companions

DES MOINES, IA (07/18/2017) (readMedia)-- The Iowa State Fair is known for fun, interesting and delicious food. Each year, a list of new culinary adventures from sweet to salty, to strange and tasty are announced. Fairgoers can try over 40 new foods at the 2017 Fair.

The 2017 new foods include:

• Chocolate Lava Cake

• Cheesy Fried Enchilada Funnel Cake

• Apple Taco

• The Buddha Bar

• Bauder Mud

• Pancake Taco

• Golden Fry Choco Pocko

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