The Iowa State Fair is YOUR Fair, and we want you to be involved! With contests, livestock shows, volunteering, talent shows, and commercial spaces at the Fair, there are many ways to showcase your talent. After all, you’re the reason that Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair!
For 2020 competition winners, see Results.
Bill Riley Talent Search
How to Enter
Fair Time Contests
Iowa's largest parade kicks off Iowa's largest summer celebration, the Iowa State Fair.
The Way We Live Award
An award for Iowa farm families who love the land and the product they produce.
There are thousands of ways to get involved in the Fair from volunteers to sponsors.
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