Saturday, August 22 Iowa State Fair Highlights
Saturday, August 22, 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.
Karen Cross of Ankeny won first place and a $500 cash award in the Best Templeton Rye Dessert competition. Denise Donald of Des Moines claimed second place and $300. Amanda Hagenow of Windsor Heights earned third place and $200. Entries were judged on taste alone.
Kids and parents alike stood in line for the 2015 Mutton Bustin’ competition. Five rounds of competition took place in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion culminating in the Championship Rounds. In the five and under division finals, Gage Harsh, 5, of Des Moines claimed first place. Second place was awarded to Brock Norine, 5, of Somers. In the six to eight-year-old division finals, Callie Baebout, 7, of Gravity won first place. Alyssa Tucker, 8, of Pleasant Hill claimed second place, and Coy Mergen, 6, of Altoona grabbed third place.
Contestants competed in the Scholastic and Speed Chess Tournaments held Wednesday at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Drake Starr of Winterset, Theo Cokrean of Van Meter, Mason Peter of Boone, and Xeon Wolfe of West Des Moines all won first place in their respective division in the Scholastic Chess Tournament. In the Speed Chess round, David Skarr of Ames won first place.
Coming Up Sunday, August 23
- Enjoy the last day of the 2015 Iowa State Fair with special pricing on gate admission all day. Gate Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-11 until 9 p.m.
-The 56th Annual Bill Riley Talent Search concludes tomorrow with the Championship round at 1:30 p.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley stage sponsored by Pepsi with media sponsor KCWI.
- Rock out in the Grandstand tomorrow with Rock-A-Thon, staring Dee Snider, Dokken, Warrant, and Firehouse, and hosted by Eddie Trunk. Tickets are $30.
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.