Local Video - Clips

Pedal Tractor Pull

Pedal Tractor Pull

August 17, 2017 | 4 min

Let’s check out the action at the Pedal Tractor Pull contest with our good friend, Abby Brown.

Questions Galore (Information Booth People)

Questions Galore (Information Booth People)

August 17, 2017 | 4 min

We all need directions or information when we’re touring the Fairgrounds. Let’s meet the wise folks who man the information booth.

Legacy Lemonade (Lemonade Stand)

Legacy Lemonade (Lemonade Stand)

August 16, 2017 | 3 min

The all-American summer drink, lemonade, has been offered here at the Fair for decades.

Monster Arm Wrestling

Monster Arm Wrestling

August 16, 2017 | 4 min

And now a test of strength, endurance, and will power - it’s Monster Arm Wrestling!

Fair Transportation with Dean Borg

Fair Transportation with Dean Borg

August 16, 2017 | 3 min

For well over a century, Fairgoers have traveled to the Fairgrounds - and as Dean Borg finds out, the way they get here has changed dramatically over the decades.

Going Bananas (Foods Contest: Banana Bread)

Going Bananas (Foods Contest: Banana Bread)

August 16, 2017 | 3 min

Travis Graven is about to go bananas over a tasty food contest in the Elwell Family Food Center.

Super Tall Paul

Super Tall Paul

August 16, 2017 | 3 min

Meet the huge presence strolling the grounds: Super Tall Paul.

Queen Interview

Queen Interview

August 16, 2017 | 2 min

Meet the 2017 Iowa State Fair Queen.

New Fair Foods

New Fair Foods

August 16, 2017 | 4 min

Tasting the flavors of Iowa is Charity Nebbe’s job here at Iowa Public Television - so what better person to send out to taste some of the new flavors at the Iowa State Fair!

Governor's Charity Steer Show

Governor's Charity Steer Show

August 16, 2017 | 4 min

With earnings going to charity, the Governor’s Charity Steer Show has a wonderful impact on many Iowa communities. Mike Pearson is at this popular event.

Hot Dog Eating Contest

Hot Dog Eating Contest

August 16, 2017 | 4 min

With a chance to go on to a national level, expert hot dog lovers participate in a dog-eat-dog competition.

Fast Track to Fun (Dan Wardell Visits the Model Railroad)

Fast Track to Fun (Dan Wardell Visits the Model Railroad)

August 16, 2017 | 2 min

It’s “all aboard” with Dan Wardell as he finds some friends checking out the model railroads at the Fair!

Queen Contest

Queen Contest

August 16, 2017 | 7 min

Meet the ladies competing for this year's title of Iowa State Fair Queen.

Butter Cow & Friends

Butter Cow & Friends

August 16, 2017 | 4 min

Every year, our own Paul Yeager looks forward to visiting the Ag Building to find out who the famed butter cow is sharing the cooler with.

As if you were there...at the fair | Pioneer Hall

As if you were there...at the fair | Pioneer Hall

August 16, 2017 | 1 min

Here is a tour of Pioneer Hall.

DNR Activities

DNR Activities

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

There’s a building at the Fair that celebrates Iowa’s natural resources, and the folks inside love to share their knowledge with Fairgoers!

As If you were there...at the fair - Photography Salon

As if you were there...at the fair | Photography Salon

August 15, 2017 | 2 min

Here is a tour of the Photography Salon

Robocars

Robocars

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

There’s an eye-catching act strolling through the 2017 Fairgrounds - they’re part human, part car - the Robocars!

Mr. Legs Competition

Mr. Legs Competition

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

Paul Yeager has a varied skillset - sports, agriculture - but he’s hoping to master a Fair-time skill: wowing the judges at the Mr. Legs contest!

Presidents and Candidates with Dean Borg

Presidents and Candidates with Dean Borg

August 15, 2017 | 3 min

Dean Borg has met many presidents and presidential candidates throughout the years…same goes for Fairgoers! Here’s another State Fair Flashback!