Heaviest Pigeon Crown Won by Carlisle Bird
August 15, 2017
The Giant Runt pigeon owned by Jett Thomas of Carlisle won first place in the Heaviest Pigeon contest, judged Monday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
The six year old bird tipped the scales at 2.40 pounds.
A total of 10 pigeons were entered in this year’s competition.
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 Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.