Marching to the Top at the Iowa State Fair Parade
August 10, 2018
The Iowa State Fair Parade, held Wednesday evening prior to the start of the Fair, is the largest in Iowa and also serves as the kick-off to the Fair, August 9-19.
Floats, vehicles and performing arts groups from around Iowa paraded from the Capitol down Grand Avenue and ended at 13th Street near the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.
Parade Contest Results below:
Best use of Fair theme – Ron McKenzie
Most creative/original – Escaramuza Flores De Lirio
Best use of Fair theme – Express Yourself Performing Edge
Most creative/original -The Isiserettes Drill and Drum Corps
Best Entry overall – Horses – Escaramuza Amazonas del Bajio
Governor’s Cup – Dowling Catholic Vanguard
Best overall performance – Southwest Iowa Honor Band
Runner-up – Cedar Falls High School
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.