Monday, August 17 Iowa State Fair Highlights
Monday, August 17, 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.
Phil Dicks of Grundy Center won first place and a $2,000 cash award in the Beeler’s Bacon Dessert competition, judged Sunday at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Marianne Carlson of Jefferson claimed second place and $1,000. Susie Jones of Waukee claimed third place and $500. Contestants were challenged to create a decadent dessert using Beeler’s bacon as a featured ingredient.
Samuel Hall, 23, of Harrisonburg, Va. Won First Place Overall in the Fiddle Contest Grand Championship competition. David Bellegante, 55, of Des Moines won Runner-Up Grand Champion.
In the Guitar contest, Tom Richards, 67, of Nevada won first place. Fred Coy, 69, of Ames earned second place and Steve Hurst, 64, of Boone claimed third place.
Leon Johnston, 69, of Mitchellville won first place in the Banjo competition. Dan Pease, 71, of Sumner eared second place and Marilyn Heaps-Nelson, 69, of Des Moines claimed third place.
The Mandolin contest was won by Ben Wedeking, 26, of Des Moines. Daniel Bell, 20, of Ames claimed second place and Daniel Orzinger, 19, of Altoona won third place.
Coming Up Tuesday, August 18
- Yes and Toto take to the Grandstand stage beginning at 8 p.m.
- 1970’s super group The Village People perform on the MidAmerican Energy Stage starting at 8 p.m.
- The Beard Growing Contest begins at 10:30 a.m. in Pioneer Hall.
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.