July 1 Marks Deadline for State Fair Competitions, Parade Entries
Thursday, June 21, 2012 Des Moines, IA
July 1 is the deadline to enter the Iowa State Fair parade and many of the Fair’s competitive events - late applications will be accepted with an additional late fee. “Nothing Compares” to the Iowa State Fair, August 9-19.
Premium books and entry forms can be accessed at www.iowastatefair.org/premiumbooks. Entrants in competitive events may enter online or submit their entry by mail. While most entries are due July 1, deadlines do vary by department. Many departments will accept late entries through July 8 with an additional late fee. For more information regarding entry deadlines, competitions, or the online entry system, contact the Competitive Events Department at 515/262-3111 ext. 207.
The Iowa State Fair also invites all community and youth groups, special interest clubs and businesses to join the fun and enter the State Fair parade,Iowa’s largest parade and the kick-off to the Fair.
Applications are available atwww.iowastatefair.org/fair-attractions/paradeor 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.
The parade, set for Wednesday, August 8, will begin at 6:15 p.m. in downtownDes Moines. Spectators will be able to watch an estimated 200 floats, animals, vehicles, novelty and performing units. Staging will take place at the State Capitol Complex. Parade entrants will then travel west onGrand Avenueto13thStreet. Dispersion will take place between 13thand 18thStreets.
Highlights of the gala event will be re-broadcast on parade night throughout centralIowaon KDSM FOX 17 beginning at 10 p.m. To be considered for television coverage, the description information on the application must be completed and returned. Due to the length of the parade, it is not possible for all entries to be televised.
About the Iowa State Fair
“Nothing Compares” to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.