Enter Contests and Competitions

Enter Contests and Competitions

Part of the spirit of the Iowa State Fair comes from contests and competitions. From cow-chip throwing, to bags tournaments, to livestock competitions and entering your best pie, nothing compares to winning a ribbon at the Iowa State Fair. Learn how to enter these events at the Iowa State Fair.

Heritage contests at the Fair

Fair Time

From checkers to backgammon, to heritage contests and pedal tractor pulls, the Iowa State Fair has a contest for YOU! Learn how to enter the different contests.

Fair Time Contests

Floriculture entries

Iowa Family

Enter your best baked goods, sewing projects, antiques, ag and hort crops and more at the Fair. Learn entry deadlines, procedures and rules for Iowa Family Living competitions.

Iowa Family Living

Photography entries

Fine Art &

Do you have an artistic eye for art and photography? Learn entry deadlines, procedures and rules for the fine art and photography competitions at the Fair.

Fine Art & Photography

Super Bull

Open Class

With entries for beef or dairy cattle, dairy or boer goats, dogs, llama, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine, find out the entry deadlines, procedures and show schedules for livestock competitions.

Open Class Animals

Horse shows

Horse &

Thrills and excitement are abundant in the cowgirl queen and horse competitions at the Iowa State Fair. Find entry deadlines, procedures and show schedules for the Iowa State Fair.

Horse & Pony

FFA sheep exhibitors


FFA and 4-H members and families, find the entry process for entering each organization's livestock or static competitions. Sale of Champions scholarship information is also available.

FFA & 4-H

Other contests


Find even more unique competitions at the Iowa State Fair. Learn entry deadlines, procedures and more.

Other Contests