Enter to win a free dinner brought to you by Iowa's farmers

Have you ever wondered how your food gets from the farm to your dinner table? You can find out on Saturday, August 17, 2024, at the Iowa State Fair! Join Iowa farmers for conversations about food, family and farming while you enjoy a special four-course meal of local foods grown by Iowa's farmers and crafted by three notable Iowa chefs. Tell us why you want a seat at the table by July 15, 2024, by applying at https://www.iowastatefair.org/participate/farm-to-fair. Fair admission is included, and 100 lucky winners will be selected at random to win a pair of tickets each.

Iowa State Fair Farm to Fair Dinner

Saturday, August 17, 2024

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Alliant Energy Landing


1st Course:

Chef Grant Gillon, 2023 MasterChef Winner, Private Chef, Altoona

Ground turkey and egg fried rice

2nd Course:

Chef Aaron Holt, Owner and Operator of Catering by Doolittle Farm, Story City

Italian pork meatballs with creamy herbed corn polenta and apple cider reduction

3rd Course:

Chef Jacob Schroeder, Moxie Kitchen + Events, Des Moines

Flank steak and tofu skewer with truffled chili crisp aioli and ginger pickled edamame


Picket Fence Creamery and Early Morning Harvest

Very berry and chocolate ice cream topped with Iowa-made granola

Deadline to enter is Monday, July 15, 2024

Farm to Fair is presented by Choose Iowa in partnership with Midwest Dairy, Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Corn, Iowa Egg Council and the Iowa Turkey Federation. For more information visit www.iowastatefair.org.

About the Choose Iowa Brand and Program

Choose Iowa is the state's signature brand for Iowa grown, Iowa raised and Iowa made food, beverages, and other agricultural products. A marketing initiative overseen by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Choose Iowa builds on the growing demand for local foods. Choose Iowa creates new markets for Iowa farmers and provides consumers with more choices. Learn more at www.ChooseIowa.com.