Open Class Livestock
August 17, 2019
“Rosie,” the Flemish Giant rabbit wowed the crowd and tipped the scales at a very impressive 21 pounds to win the Largest Rabbit title at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
The winning rabbit is co-owned by a group hailing from Maquoketa, consisting of Tom and Deona Casel, Mallory and Braelynn Jamison and Courtney and Mallory Veach.
“Willow” the Flemish Giant shown by Jamie Hora of Tipton claimed second place at 17.4 pounds.
Third place was shared by two Flemish Giant rabbits. “Happy,” who is owned by Tori Eckard of Osage and “Penelope,” owned by Ashtyn Dietlker of Dike; both weighed in at 16.9 pounds.
The State Fair record for Largest Rabbit was set in 2012 at 22.34 pounds.
The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation. Attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world, truly nothing compares! The fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.