Diaper Derby, Diaper Decorating, Mr. Legs, Youth Checkers, Cow Chip Throwing, Campground Lighting
September 25, 2018
Special event contest results from the 2018 Iowa State Fair have been released for several competitions: Decorated Diaper Contest and Diaper Derby, Mr. Legs, Youth Checkers, Cow Chip Throwing, and Campground Lighting.
Babies Race for Diaper Derby Victory at State Fair
Tiny tots from across Iowa competed in the Diaper Derby on Friday, August 17 at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Each racer was accompanied by two adult coaches who cheered them on from one end of the stage to the other.
Iowa State Fair Diaper
1) Vera Schmidt, 1 month, Alleman
2) Ethan Burgmeier, 9 months, Lockridge
3) Maya Jo Pushor, 2 months, Oskaloosa
4) Ryder Phillips, 12 months, New Sharon
5) Eleanor Hetzel, 12 months, Tabor
Most Creative Diaper
1) Braxton Kline, 8 months, Pella
2) River Hingson, 7 months, Rolfe
1) Eleanor Hetzel, 12 months, Tabor
1) Christopher Hanan, 11 months, Sergeant Bluff
1) Max Tigner, 12 months, Indianola
1) Irie Louise Hudnut, 23 months, Grinnell
Mr. Legs Title Claimed at State Fair
The Mr. Legs contest was held Saturday, August 11 at the Bud Light Stage during the 2018 Iowa State Fair. The contest focused on thinnest, hairiest, whitest, and most tan legs.
Results for the overall champions below:
- Scott Smith, Des Moines
- Casey Thompson, Sigourney
- Eric Engle, Conrad
State Fair Youth Checkers Winners Crowned
Youth contestants paired off to play checkers on Friday, August 17 during the 2018 Iowa State Fair. Play was divided into two groups: ages 6-12 and 13-18.
1) Alex Hunnell, 10, Des Moines
2) Corbin Oswald, 11, Norwalk
1) Evan Johnson, 13, Monroe
2) Tate Goodman, 15, Altoona
Fairgoers Compete for Blue Ribbon in Iowa State Fair Cow Chip Throwing Contest
Contestants tried their hand at throwing cow chips the greatest distance during the ESPN Radio Cow Chip Throwing contest on Wednesday, August 15 during the 2018 Iowa State Fair. The contest was part of the Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions that were held in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. Prizes consisted of a first prize of $5 and ribbons were awarded to each class.
1) Todd Paicurich, 27, Westminster, CO
2) Shane Falb, 42, New Sharon
3) Caleb Cook, 17, Des Moines
1) Marissa Sharpe, 22, Pleasant Hill
2) Amy Janssen, 36, New Virginia
3) Kelly Spees, 50, Fairfield
1) Ty Stephany, 13, Altoona
2) Sawyer Tindle, 14, Montezuma
3) Blake Hughes, 13, Eddyville
1) Michael Christianson, 35, Des Moines
2) Brian Hardin, 38, Johnston
3) Mark Ferree, 59, Polk City
Campers Enlighten the Iowa State Fair Campgrounds
Campers staying in the Iowa State Fairgrounds helped brighten up the grounds during the 2018 Iowa State Fair. Contest entries were judged on showmanship, most original entry, most number of lights used, and best use of State Fair theme. Steve Parizek won free camping for the entire
Grand Champion: Steve Parizek
Free camping entire 2018 Fair
Reserve Champion: Jim Carroll
11 Free Admission tickets to the 2019 Iowa State Fair
Showmanship: Steve Parizek
Most Number of Lights Used: Jim Carroll
Best Use of State Fair Theme: Larry Bistline
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. “Nothing Compares” to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.