There are thousands of ways to get involved in the Fair from volunteers to sponsors, and we couldn't do it without you. If you already volunteer or serve as a sponsor, Thank you. If you are looking for a place to get involved, there are opportuntities waiting for you! Unfortunately, we'll have to wait to start filling all of those volunteer spots since the 2020 Iowa State Fair has been postponed. Check back to learn how you can take part in helping!
group fundraising - Gate Admission
The Iowa State Fair is looking for civic and community groups to help with gate admissions at the Iowa State Fair, August 12-22, 2021 as a fundraiser. Volunteers can raise money for their organization by welcoming Fairgoers, scanning admission tickets and providing hand stamps for guests. Each volunteer will receive admission, a parking pass and $5 in food coupons per day. For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact Colton Lullmann at 515.401.1503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Hands on the Farm
Little Hands on the Farm teaches children about the importance of agriculture and how it impacts their daily lives in a fun and interactive way. Children ages 2 to 10 become farmers at this popular free, hands-on exhibit and volunteers are needed throughout the exhibit each day. For more information contact Emily Wynn at email@example.com or call 515.262.3111.
Have You Herd?
The Iowa State Fair wants to showcase youth exhibitors in both 4-H and FFA and provide livestock education! Exhibitors may be from a variety of backgrounds and ages and will be giving live animal demonstrations about raising and showing sheep, swine, beef, dairy, goats and rabbits. For more information, contact Emily Wynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515.401.1544.
State Fair Sew-In
The Fair is searching for sewing associates to help Fairgoers make the simple strip quilts. Associates are asked to commit to one shift from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A site supervisor will be on-hand to supply materials and help with machines. All sewing associates will receive one parking pass and an admission ticket to the Fair. If you are interested in donating, volunteering or receiving more information about the Sew-In, contact Sharon Meisenheimer by phone at 515.986.1145 or by email at Rmeis@aol.com.
The Fair is always interested in volunteers to staff information booths and diaper-changing/nursing stations. For more information contact Paula Barnes, Volunteer Superintendent, by phone at 515.360.9589 or by email at email@example.com, as well as filling out and returning the volunteer profile form.
Blue Ribbon Foundation
These volunteers sell bottled water and Iowa State Fair merchandise at stands throughout the grounds. All proceeds of the Blue Ribbon Foundation go toward Fairgrounds renovations. For more information, visit the Blue Ribbon Foundation website.
Be part of the crew that helps put on the state's largest parade and kick-off for the Iowa State Fair! Volunteers are needed to help facilitate many areas, including staging, barricades and dispersion. For information on volunteering, contact Liz Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Iowa State Fair is looking for smiling faces to help transport our very precious Fairgoers from the parking lots to the gate, from the campgrounds to the gate or from stop to stop on the grounds. You must have a valid driver’s license and be over 18. Sign up times are available. A training session will be held the Tuesday before the Fair around 4:00 p.m. Did we mention you get a free t-shirt? Thank you to the Pleasantville FFA Alumni for organizing the drivers, please contact: email@example.com for more information.
Millions of people to see, hear, and talk to!
Every Iowa State Fair sponsorship is unique and customizable. If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity for the 2021 Iowa State Fair we would love to hear from you. More information on sponsorship levels and opportunities for 2021.
Please contact the Sponsorship Director to get started creating a meaningful presence at the Iowa State Fair!
Fairtime Cell: 515.229.1479