Thursday, August 20 Iowa State Fair Highlights
Thursday, August 20, 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.
Kyle Barton of West Des Moines won first place and a $100 gift card in the All Iowa Raised Mac N’ Cheese competition. Rebecca Howe of Des Moines claimed second place and a $75 gift card. Daphane Trevillyan of Kelley earned third place and a $50 gift card. Judges awarded Honorable Mention to Mary Tibbetts of Urbandale. Contestants were challenged to create award winning macaroni and cheese using only Iowa raised dairy and meat.
Phil Dicks of Grundy Center won first place and a $300 cash award in the Des Moines Register’s Hog and Corn Heaven competition. Bridget Lottman of Norwalk earned second place and $200. Carrie Kupka of Walford claimed third place and $100. Contestants were challenged to create an award winning dish that includes both pork and corn. Entries were judged on appearance, taste and originality.
Kyle Munson, 43, of Des Moines was the winner of the VIP division of the KRNT Cow Chip Throwing contest judged Wednesday at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. In the Men’s division, Eric Adam, 19, of Kichland claimed first place with a toss of 115 feet. Marissa Sharp, 20, of Oskaloosa took home the blue ribbon in the Women’s division with a toss of 85 feet.
The first two Sprouts finalists have been selected to perform at the 56thAnnual Bill Riley Talent Search Championship. Maesi Caes of Altoona and Isaac Britt of Waverly will perform at the Championship round on August 23 at 1:30 p.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi with media sponsor KCWI.
Coming Up Friday, August 21
- The Decorated Diaper Contest and Diaper Derby take place on the Riley Stage beginning at 10 a.m.
- Come out of your shell at the Courtyard of the Department of Natural Resources building and learn about the Turtles of Iowa starting at 5 p.m.
- The annual Largest Rabbit contest takes place at the Pigeon/Poultry/Rabbit building. The scales will be ready to go beginning at 6 p.m.
- The Fray with special guest Andy Grammer take the Grandstand stage at 8 p.m. Fireworks will follow the show.
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.