Entries for the competitive events at the 2019 Iowa State Fair are now being accepted by mail or online at iowastatefair.org.

The Iowa State Fair boasts a variety of competitive event categories, including the largest Food Department of any state fair, the state’s largest art show, one of the largest livestock shows in the world and Iowa’s finest exhibits of agricultural commodities and photography.

Premium books and entry forms can be accessed at www.iowastatefair.org/participate/competition/how-to-enter/. Entrants in competitive events may enter by mail or submit entries online. Check iowastatefair.org for specific deadline entry dates. Please note that fine arts and photography deadlines are earlier than most other divisions. Fine art entries must be submitted online at https://iowastatefair.artcall.org by May 31. Photography entries must be submitted by June 15 and 16.

For more information regarding entry deadlines, competitions or the online entry system, contact the Competitive Events Department at 515/262-3111 ext. 207.