Categories and Premium Books
Fairgoers prepare more than 65,000 entries to compete at the Iowa State Fair each year! Here’s what you need to know to join in on the fun and competition.
The Fair’s competitive events are grouped into departments. Rules, schedules and entry forms for each department can be found in their respective premium book section. Use the menu below to select the area you are interested in.
For further information, please contact the Competitive Events Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515.262.3111 x207.
Horse & Pony Premium Book
To enter online, click here:
Note: Cowgirl Queen entries must be submitted by paper copy.
4-H Premium Book
Iowa 4-H members who are interested in entering 4-H shows at the Iowa State Fair need to enter through FairEntry.
For more information on 4-H Shows at the Iowa State Fair, please visit the Iowa State University Extension - State Fair Livestock page.
FFA Premium Book
Iowa FFA members who are interested in entering FFA shows at the Iowa State Fair need to contact their Chapter Advisor.
Other Premium Book
Limited space is available for livestock exhibitors to camp in the Livestock Exhibitor Camping areas. Registration and payment for these areas will be required in advance. Camping spots will be offered first to those who submitted a camping registration form, exhibited livestock and camped in the lots during the 2017 Fair. To be added to the waiting list for on grounds exhibitor camping during the 2018 Iowa State Fair, please send a letter of request by May 1 to:
Iowa State Fair
Livestock Exhibitor Camping
P.O. Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317