Iowa State Fair

Concrete Statues

August 12, 2022

Twenty-six entries from various artists were entered in the concrete statue contest. Artists had the task of painting a traditional barn. Past sculptures included an elephant, pig, cow, horse, retro camper, ice cream cone, Ferris wheel, state of Iowa, Iowa State Fair logo and blue ribbon. The concrete statues are in various locations throughout the Fair, August 11-21, 2022.

Individuals, clubs and companies can participate by completing the application with their proposed design. Chosen applicants then pick up a statue from the concrete manufacturer, paint it and return it to the Fair for display. Statues are judged on originality, creativity and overall look.

Novice Category

1st place

“Jurassic Take Over”

Shelley Manning


2nd Place

“Funtastic Fair 2022”

Char Baltes


3rd Place

John Rasmussen


Honorable Mention (in no particular order)

“A Fun Family Tradition”

Kaitlyn and Luke Brown


“Francy’s Find Their Fun @ the Iowa State Fair”

Sara Francy

Pleasant Hill

“Garner/Crock Family 2022-Our Year in the Fair”

Abbygayle Garner


Professional Category

1st Place

“Beyond the Barn – Find the Fun”

Pamela Kline


2nd Place

“Iowa Beauty”

Kathy Stevens


3rd Place

“Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation”

Blue Ribbon Foundation

Honorable Mention

“Find Your Future in Agriculture”

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake