Bigger Stakes for 2015 Iowa State Fair Big Animal Contests
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Des Moines, IA
The Big Boar, Big Ram and Super Bull competitions at the Iowa State Fair are always a favorite, but ‘Nothing Compares’ to the bigger stakes in 2015. All Big Animal Contests have significantly increased premium prizes for the 2015 competitions.
The Big Ram competition takes place on August 13 at noon in the Sheep Barn, while the Big Boar contest takes place at 1 p.m. the same day in the Swine barn. The lucky owners of the heaviest animals in each competition will take home a record $1,000 prize, up from $350 in 2014. Second place in each competition will also receive $500.
The Super Bull contest will be judged at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 13 in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion sponsored by Prairie Meadows with the heaviest bull bringing home a record $1,750, up from $750 in 2014. Second and third place winners will also receive $650 and $400 prizes, respectively. Plus, an additional $1,000 will be paid to any Super Bull exhibitor who can break the 3,404 pound record set in 2009.
Big Animal Contest Entries are due August 1and must be submitted by mail. Entrants are limited to one animal per exhibitor. For questions about the contests, contact the Iowa State Fair Competitive Events Department at 515-262-3111, ext. 207 or visit http://www.iowastatefair.org/competition/categories/.
About the Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. “Nothing Compares” to the 2015 Iowa State Fair, August 13-23, 2015. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.