Concrete Statues

Take part in the 2017 Iowa State Fair theme, “Nothing Compares to State Fair Thrills,” by decorating your very own State Fair Ferris wheel cement statue. In 2017, the Fair will be showcasing a limited number of 3 ¼ foot tall Iowa State Fair Ferris wheels to celebrate the grand opening of new ride areas called Thrill Parks. The statues will be displayed throughout the grounds, August 10-20, 2017.

Individuals, clubs and companies are invited to participate by simply completing the application with your proposed design. Selected applicants will then pick-up the statue from the concrete manufacturer at Created in Johnston, paint it, and return the statue to the Fairgrounds. Following the Fair, the statue is yours to keep.

*Return applications by May 15th to:

Iowa State Fair
Attention: Tonya Cook
P.O. Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317

2017 Concrete Application 

2016 Annual Contests

Download rules and details for contests from the 2016 Fair.