Sunday, August 16 Iowa State Fair Highlights
Sunday, August 16, 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.
17-year-old Ellen Schlarmann of Jones County was crowned the 2015 Iowa State Fair Queen by Alan Brown, president of the Fair Board. This year’s ceremony marked the 51stanniversary of the contest.
“How ‘bout them apples.” The top apple growers earned awards in the Single Plate of Apples competition. Timeless Prairie Orchard of Winthrop won the Sweepstakes award for Northern District growers. Ronald Eckoff of Cumming earned the Sweepstakes award for the Southern District.
Cheyanne Hunt of Wapello was crowned Iowa State Fair Senior Cowgirl Queen. Mallory Vroegh of Granger earned the title of Junior Cowgirl Queen.
Austin Reiter of Kansas City took home the Iowa State Fair Mr. Legs crown. Nick Wolf of Ankeny claimed second place in Mr. Legs, while Mark Riemenschneider of Des Moines took third place.
Coming Up Monday, August 17
- The annual Iowa State Fair Accordion Contest begins at 2:30 p.m. in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall.
- Carrie Underwood with special guests Michael Ray and Sarah Darling perform on the Grandstand stage beginning at 8 p.m. The concert is followed by fireworks.
- The Piano Playing contest begins with youth contestants at 10 a.m. in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. The adult class of competition begins at 10:30 a.m.
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.