Top Hog Callers Gather for State Fair Contest
August 20, 2017
Farm noises rang from Pioneer Hall during the Hog Calling contest held Friday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
Contestants did their best imitations of hog callers to the delight of the many fairgoers that gathered.
Youth – Ages 5-16
1) Payton Phelan, 8, Des Moines
2) Evie Wood, 9, Dubuque
3) Mason Dostenink, 9, Boone
Adult – 17 and Over
1) Kyle Barton, 44, West Des Moines
2) Eric Londquist, 49, Cedar Rapids
3) Bonnie Swalwell Eibert, “way over 17”, Newton
The contest was part of “Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions” in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. A first prize of $5 and ribbons were awarded to each class.
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 State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.