Monopoly Sculpture to Accompany Butter Cow at 2015 Iowa State Fair
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Des Moines, IA
A stop in the Agriculture Building is a must do for most fairgoers and this year, there will be some old favorites and new attractions. The world-famous Iowa State Fair Butter Cow will be featured alongside a sculpture celebrating the 80thanniversary of Monopoly, one of the world’s most beloved family board games, at the 2015 Fair.
The classic fast-dealing property trading game was first commercially sold in the 1930s and has remained a popular game around the world. Monopoly is locally licensed in more than 103 countries and printed in more than 37 languages. In 2015, it will be sculpted entirely in butter by the talented Sarah Pratt and fairgoers can see their favorite Monopoly pieces come to life alongside Monopoly’s iconic character, Rich Uncle Pennybags.
In addition to the two butter sculptures, It Takes An Iowan will debut nearby as an interactive exhibit focusing on Iowans as leaders in the ongoing effort of providing food for the nation and the world. Highlighting the advancement of technology to better produce food, as well as education and agriculture around the world, stop by It Takes An Iowan to learn how Iowans are leaders in areas such as agriculture, education, communication, legislation, and much more.
Other great agriculture exhibits and demonstrations include giant pumpkins, jumbo fruits and vegetables, the Discovery Garden, daily stage presentations and more. All exhibits will be on display in the 111-year old John Deere Agriculture Building 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily during the Fair. Make sure to “Find A New Path” to the John Deere Agriculture Building’s 40 degree cooler to see this year’s butter sculptures and other great Agriculture exhibits during Fair Tour, August 13-23.
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.