August 19, 2023

Musicians Wow in State Fair Accordion Competition

Contestants from around the state enthralled accordion aficionados and wowed the judges in the Accordion competition, held Monday, August 14, at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results follow:

Keyboard Accordion

1) Bret Feuring, Carson

2) Abe Goldstien, Des Moines

3) Joslyn Punteney, Neola

Button Accordion

1) Ivan Apolonio, Des Moines

The contest was part of “Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions” in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. A first prize of $5 and ribbons were awarded to each class.