Aug 11 - 21, 2022
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 official kick-off to the Fair.
Floats, cars, trucks, motorcycles and performing arts groups from around Iowa paraded from the State Capitol down Grand Avenue, through downtown Des Moines.
Parade Contest Results below:
Governor's Cup – SW Iowa Honor Band
Best Performance – Waverly-Shell Rock
1st DMI Dance Force
2nd The Dance Avenue
3rd Express Yourself Dance Co.
1st Rancho El Carretero
2nd Mrs. Nationwide 2021- Holly Oden
3rd Escaramuza Amazonas Del Bajio
Best Use of Fair Theme
1st THRIVE Affordable Vet Care
2nd All-Pets Hospital
3rd Central Iowa Model A Club
1st CTI Ready Mix
2nd National American Miss Iowa Queens
3rd Iowa Honey Producers Association