August 20, 2018
Contestants of all ages competed for top whistling honors Thursday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Stephanie Hoch of Des Moines won first place in the Adult competition. Kent Abbott of Des Moines earned second place and Susan Folkerts of West Des Moines claimed third place.
In the Youth contest, Renee Hartung of Preston won first place. Ryan Hosek of Traer took second place and Haylie Moore of Montezuma earned third place.
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.
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.