State Fair Parade

August 10, 2023

State Fair Parade Honors Awarded

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 2023 Fair.

Floats, cars, trucks, horses and performing arts groups from around Iowa paraded from the State Capitol, down Grand Avenue, through downtown Des Moines.

Complete contest results are below:

Horses – Most Creative/Original

1) Escaramuzza Charra Flor Alcatraz, Des Moines

2) Escaramuras Amazones del Bajio, Des Moines

3) Escaramuza quetzalli, Pleasant Hill

Performing – Most Creative/Original

1) El Chato Show, Des Moines

2) School of Rock, Newton

Youth Dance/Tumbling Best Use of Fair

1) The Dance Avenue, Des Moines

Youth Dance/Tumbling Most Creative/Original

1) True Talent Dance, Waterloo

General – Best Use of Fair Theme

1) Iowa Honey Producers, State Center

2) CTI Ready Mix, Inc., Grimes

3) Korn Patch Klowns, Ankeny

General – Most Creative/Original

1) Boogie for Jesus, Brooklyn Park, MN

2) A-NOD for Situational Awareness LLC and A-NOD, Inc., Des Moines

3) Modern Custom Dreamz, Altoona