Welcome to Iowa Public Television! If you are seeing this message, you are using a browser that does not support web standards. This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. Read more on our technical tips page.

Iowa Public Television


Iowa State Fair 2014 Nightly Coverage on Iowa Public Television

August 5, 2014

Statewide broadcasts  August 11-17. 

Johnston, Iowa – Iowa Public Television will once again broadcast extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair nightly at 9 p.m. August 11-16. These hour-long programs are among the network’s most-watched of the year. Bill Riley will host this year’s coverage, which is full of feature contest results, unique stories, food, animals, music, and more. The network will also broadcast coverage of the finals of the State Fair Talent Championships Sunday, August 17, at 8 p.m. 

Below is a list of topics for each Fair 2014 episode. As always, topics are subject to change. 

Monday, August 11 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m.) 
State Fair Parade
Mr. Legs Contest
FFA Sheep
Woodturning Demonstration
Twins, Triplets & More with Dan Wardell
Decorated Cakes
Next Big Fair Food
Daily Contest Results
Fair Flashback: Spectacles
Bruno’s Tiger Show
Bees & Honey
Camping at the Fair
Corn Dog Kickoff
Photos of the Day 

Tuesday, August 12 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 3 p.m.)
Big Animals
Cowgirl Queen Contest
Los Lonely Boys Concert, Part One
Duck Calling Contest with Dan Wardell
Queens 50th Anniversary
Dollhouses & Miniatures
Daily Contest Results
Fair Flashback: Contests
Food Judging—My Grandparents’ Favorites
FFA Parade of Champions
Los Lonely Boys Concert, Part Two
Butter Cow
Photos of the Day 

Wednesday, August 13 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 4 p.m.)
Chicken Washing & Blow Drying
Best Tasting Tomato
Yard Parking People
Sand Sculpture with Dan Wardell
Governor’s Charity Steer Show
Queen Contest
Queen Interview with Bill Riley
Daily Contest Results
Fair Flashback: Famous People
Rides at the Fair
Dirt Track Racing, Part One
State Fair Cookbook
Butter Sculpting Contest
Photos of the Day 

Thursday, August 14 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 5 p.m.)
Dairy Cattle Supreme Champion
Rolling Pin vs. Rubber Chicken
Trick Pony Concert, Part One
4-H Robotic Challenge with Dan Wardell
Dirt Track Racing, Part Two
Monster Arm Wrestling
Veterans Parade
Daily Contest Results
Fair Flashback: Animals
Ice Carving
4-H Swine
Trick Pony Concert, Part Two
Exercise at the Fair
Photos of the Day 

Friday, August 15 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 6 p.m.)
Farm Bureau Cookout Contest
Stock Dog Trials
Bubble Gum Blowing with Dan Wardell
Woodchopping Contest
American Gothic Sculpture
Sheep Shearing Contest
Spider Scaring in the Barns
Daily Contest Results
Fair Flashback: Music
Tractor Pull, Part One
Harmonica Contest
4-H Grand Champion Steer
Miniature Horses
Photos of the Day

Saturday, August 16 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 7 p.m.)
Mutton Busting
Cultural Center Activities
Cow Chip Throwing Contest
Hairball Concert, Part One
Pie Eating Contest with Dan Wardell
Daily Contest Results
Fair Flashback: Food
Photography 75th Anniversary
Tractor Pull, Part Two
Hairball Concert, Part Two
4-H & FFA Sale of Champions
Photos of the Day


Support for Fair 2014 is provided by EMC Insurance, the Iowa Council of Foundations, the Iowa Communications Network, the Iowa Lottery and MidAmerican Energy. 

Visit Iptv.org for additional broadcast times.

For more information about Iowa Public Television, please contact Kristen Gray at 515-725-9703 or Kristen.Gray@iptv.org.


For immediate release:
August 5, 2014

For information contact:
Kristen L. Gray
Director of Communications

« Back to IPTV News