2018 Concrete Statues

Take part in the 2018 Iowa State Fair theme, “Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments,” by creating your own moment while decorating your very own State Fair pig cement statue. The statues will be displayed throughout the Fairgrounds, August 9-19, 2018. 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.

2018 Concrete Statue Application

Return applications to Tonya Cook via mail or e-mail by Monday, April 2, 2018. 

Tonya Cook, Special Events Director
Iowa State Fair
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, Iowa 50317-0003
Or e-mail all materials to tcook@iowastatefair.org


Get ready for Fair-ovation for 2018! Fair-ovation is an opportunity to gain feedback on your ideas, inventions and concepts from professionals in a variety of fields, all while vying for the top prize! This contest is open to individuals and teams. Check back soon for more details.

2018 Annual Fair Time Contests

Stay tuned for upcoming information on all the fun and zany contests that you can participate in during the Fair, August 9-19, 2018. More than 7,000 people entered Fair time contests in 2017. Some contests include prizes, ribbons, or even trophies. Contests are open to kids and adults.