Pioneer Hall Contests
August 29, 2019
Ingrid Oakley, 6 of Ankeny, earned first place in the Children’s Joke Telling contest judged Friday, August 16 at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
Second place went to Lily Flora-Walsh, 8, of Denver, Colorado, and Neela Thompson, 6, of Sigourney, took third.
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.
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 State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.