July 1 Deadline Approaching for State Fair Competitions and Parade Entries
Thursday, June 16, 2016 Des Moines, IA
July 1 is the deadline to enter the Iowa State Fair Parade and many of the Fair's competitive events.
The Iowa State Fair invites all community and youth groups, special interest clubs and businesses to join the fun and see how "Nothing Compares to My State Fair" by entering the State Fair parade, Iowa's largest parade and the kick-off to the 2016 Fair. Applications are available at http://www.iowastatefair.org/participate/parade/ or by contacting Tonya Cook at 515/262-3111 ext. 215 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $25 fee for each parade entry. Entries postmarked later than July 1 must include a $15 late fee. No entries will be accepted after July 15.
Entrants in competitive events may enter online or submit their entry by mail. Premium books and entry forms can be accessed athttp://www.iowastatefair.org/participate/competition/how-to-enter/. While most entries are due July 1, deadlines do vary by department. Many departments will accept late entries through July 8 with additional fees. For more information regarding entry deadlines, competitions or the online entry system, contact the Competitive Events Department at 515/262-3111 ext. 207.
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 State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.