Local Video - Clips

Cowgirl Queen Contest

Cowgirl Queen Contest

August 15, 2017 | 6 min

The sparkle and excitement inside the Jacobson Exhibition Center can mean only one thing - it's time for the Cowgirl Queen Contest!

Paint at the Fair

Paint at the Fair

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

There’s a social painting class at the Fair this year - and it benefits the renovation and maintenance of our beautiful State Fairgrounds!

FFA Parade of Champions

FFA Parade of Champions

August 15, 2017 | 7 min

FFA students across the state work remarkably hard throughout the year on their projects - the reward, a parade of champions!

Rabbit Hopping

Rabbit Hopping

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

Enjoy rabbits doing some super awesome tricks.

Accordion Contest

Accordion Contest

August 15, 2017 | 3 min

Listen to the sounds of the accordion contest at Pioneer Hall

Sand Sculptures

Sand Sculptures

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

Our friend, Abby Brown, caught up with some talented sculptors and admiring fans at the sand sculpture!

Butter Sculpting with Dan Wardell

Butter Sculpting with Dan Wardell

August 15, 2017 | 3 min

IPTV Kids Clubhouse host Dan Wardell loves to encourage kids to express themselves through art - even if it’s made out of butter!

Foods Contest: Jell-o

Jell-O Contest

August 15, 2017 | 4 min

Travis Graven is always open to covering the interesting and flavorful contests at the Iowa State Fair.

As If you were there...at the fair | The Sky Glider

As if you were there...at the fair | The Sky Glider

August 14, 2017 | 2 min

Here is a tour of the fair grounds with a birds eye view!

The Way We Live Award

The Way We Live Award

August 14, 2017 | 2 min

Farming is always celebrated here at the State Fair! This year, six farm families received a very special award.

State Fair Parade

State Fair Parade

August 14, 2017 | 4 min

Highlights from the 2017 Iowa State Fair Parade.

Tall Corn Contest

Tall Corn Contest

August 14, 2017 | 4 min

Here's a highlight from 2017's Tall Corn Contest.

New Thrills!

New Thrills!

August 14, 2017 | 3 min

This year, there are different “zones” for enjoying amusement rides at the Fair. Let’s check out the fun!

Old Contests with Dean Borg

Old Contests with Dean Borg

August 14, 2017 | 3 min

Let’s get into the time machine with our friend, Dean Borg to learn about some State Fair contests from the old days.

New Fair Food Contest

New Fair Food Contest

August 14, 2017 | 4 min

Each year, new foods are suggested - and tested - to see what makes the cut. We peeked in on the judging.

The Bandaloni with Dan Wardell

Bandaloni with Dan Wardell

August 14, 2017 | 3 min

Dan Wardell is a one man band of fun - and Bandaloni is a one man BAND. :) Put them together and it’s State Fair magic!

In the Weeds (Weed Identification Contest)

In the Weeds (Weed Identification Contest)

August 14, 2017 | 4 min

We all acknowledge that Mike Pearson knows a lot about agriculture - so let’s see how he does in a contest about one of agriculture’s arch enemies - weeds.

Multiple Multiples (Twins, Triplets & and More Contest)

Multiple Multiples (Twins, Triplets & and More Contest)

August 14, 2017 | 4 min

Abby Brown is at the Twins, Triplets and More contest to check out some sibling similarities…and disparities.

Big Animals

Big Animals

August 14, 2017 | 5 min

They’re hefty…spunky…and chunky. It’s time for a State Fair favorite - the Big Animals!

Fancy Frosting (Decorated Cakes Contest)

Fancy Frosting (Decorated Cakes Contest)

August 14, 2017 | 3 min

Intricate detail, incredible design…all in a flavorful package. It’s the Decorated Cakes contest!