August 19, 2023

Top Performers Honored in State Fair Harmonica Competition

Contestants from around the state competed in the Harmonica competition, held Monday, August 14, at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results follow:

Ages 17 and over

1) Malcolm Wells, Des Moines

2) Chris Myer, Boone

3) Topper Gulick, Des Moines

Ages 5 through 16

1) Gus Major, Des Moines

2) Warren Place, Pella

3) Greta Place, Pella

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.