Friday, August 21 Iowa State Fair Highlights
Friday, August 21, 2015 Des Moines, IA
With so much adventure and excitement to experience here at the Iowa State Fair, here’s a brief recap of what you may have missed today and what to expect tomorrow.
Deirdre Scott of Grimes won first place and a $500 cash award in the Dole® Canned Fruit Dessert competition. Rebecca Howe of Des Moines earned second place and $250. Denise Donald of Des Moines claimed third place and $100. Contestants were asked to create an award worthy dessert that utilized Dole® pineapple, mandarin oranges, mango slices or tropical fruit.
Young Iowans gathered to tests their skills in the Youth Checkers Tournament. In the six to 12-year-old division, Gabe Hester, 12, of Norwalk claimed first place in his eighth year competing in the tournament. Corbin Oswald, 8, of Des Moines won second place. In the 13 to 18-year-old division, Drew Johnson, 16, of Monroe fought his way back to once again grab the first place title, and Autumn Wright, 16, of Knoxville took second place.
Coming Up Saturday, August 22
-The Fairgrounds 5K begis tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. on the Grand Concourse.
- The Beach Press and Dead Lift contests begin on the Susan Knapp Amphitheater at 8:30 a.m. Weigh-in began at 8 a.m.
- The Llama Limbo takes place beginning at 6 p.m. in the Pulver Outdoor Arena.
- Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall is the site for the Ladies Nail Driving contest which begins at 10:30 a.m.
-Charlie Puth and special guest Life of Dillon take the Grandstand stage at 8 p.m. The concert is FREE with general seating.
About 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 Fair Favorites, August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.