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Mutton Bustin'

Mutton Bustin'

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

It's the action-packed, if not a little scary – Mutton Bustin’! Put on your helmets and open up the gate!

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!

Truck and Tractor Pull pt. 2

Truck and Tractor Pull: Part 2

August 19, 2017 | 3 min

There’s nothing like the power and might of the tractor and truck pull. Let’s head to the Grandstand to check out the action.

Quiche Me in the Morning Contest

Quiche Me in the Morning Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Paul Yeager has found a food contest that celebrates Iowa’s bed & breakfasts - with quiche!

4-H and FFA Dairy Goats

4-H and FFA Dairy Goats

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Showing animals is a big part of the State Fair experience - and this year we’re excited to showcase the dairy goats!

Kid Joke Telling Contest

Kid Joke Telling Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Ready to smile? It’s time for some joke-telling contestants to tickle our funny bones!

A History of Camping at the Fairgrounds

A History of Camping at the Fairgrounds

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

A retrospective history of camping at the fairgrounds.

Husband Calling Contest

Husband Calling Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Modern messaging methods like texting and emailing can never compare to good old fashioned YELLING - at the husband calling contest!

Budweiser Clydesdales

Budweiser Clydesdales

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Majestic. Gigantic. Magnificent. All words to describe the Budweiser Clydesdales. We’re fortunate to have them at the Fairgrounds this year!

Whistling Contest

Whistling Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

No fancy instruments needed for this next contest - just a little hot air and some loose lips.