Iowa State Fair





Kid Friendly Activities


Blue Ribbon Kids Club

Blue Ribbon Kids' Club

Blue Ribbon Kids' Club gives children a chance to see the Fair from a unique perspective, but there are ways to enjoy the Fair all year long from home! Just for kids and the young-at-heart, discover recipes, videos, puzzles and games. You may even learn a little bit about how farming and agriculture can affect your own life! Challenge your brain with a digital puzzle or photo game, or try out a new recipe to savor with your family and friends. Nothing Compares to enjoying the Fair all year long.

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2022 Kids’ Club Events

10 a.m. at the Fun Forest Stage

Thursday, August 11 – Make and Take T-Shirt Day at Kids’ Club

Kids’ Club members will have the chance to color their very own Blue Ribbon Kids Club shirt. A NEW design for 2022!

Friday, August 12 – Animal Olympics at Kids’ Club

Come and meet our friends from Polk County Conservation to learn about Animal Olympics. Athleticism, speed, strength, power and endurance are attributes we celebrate in sporting events like the Olympic Games. But in the animal kingdom, they are necessary for survival. Animals perform amazing feats every day, not with the purpose of winning a medal, but in order to eat, escape predators, and endure the elements.

Monday, August 15 – The Food Story: Farmers and Fair Food

Come and meet Iowa farmers who grow and produce the food we eat every day and the food you eat at the Fair! Come enjoy some Fair food samples and learn about the Fair food story!

Tuesday, August 16 – Kids Yoga at Kid’s Club

What is better than learning some fun yoga moves with all your friends at Kids’ Club? Mark down Tuesday as a can’t miss day as we yoga our way through the morning!

Wednesday, August 17 – Kids’ Club Gives Back – Sensory Morning

Today is a very special day; it is Sensory Friendly Morning. Everyone is invited to Kids’ Club today to help those who are more affected by things you see, hear, smell, taste or touch. We will be making sensory bottles for our friends that day and ones to donate to local schools and charities. We will be doing good deeds for others; just because! A very special day at Kids’ Club for sure!

Thursday, August 18 – Scavenger Hunt Day at Kids’ Club

Do you know every inch of the Fairgrounds? We are going to test your Fair knowledge on a Kids’ Club Style Scavenger Hunt! Be ready to have your ears and eyes open!

Friday, August 19 – It’s Iowa Corn and Soybean Day at Kids’ Club

Our friends from the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Soybean Association will be on hand to teach us all about two of Iowa’s most important crops! Did you know that soybeans are in your ranch dressing and who knew that corn was in your bike tires! Find out about all these fun facts, how to make plastic and so much more on Friday, August 19!

2022 Kids’ Club Saturday Meet and Greets

10 a.m. at the Fun Forest Stage

Saturday, August 13 – Breakfast with the Queens

Our friends, the county fair queens, from all across Iowa will be at Kids’ Club for breakfast this morning! These young women are running for the title of Iowa State Fair Queen 2022; come for breakfast and get your picture with a queen, learn how they won at their county level and what they hope to see and do if crowned the 2022 Iowa State Fair Queen. You will also meet our 2021 Iowa State Fair Queen – McKenna Henrich!

Saturday, August 20 – Nothing “Butter”!

What is “butter” than sculpting your very own block of butter with Sarah Pratt, the woman who sculpts the world-famous Iowa State Fair Butter Cow? This is sure to “butter” your final Saturday morning of the Fair!

Kids' Club Year Round Activities

Fairfield and Rosetta


Learn a new recipe and some facts behind it!


Kids at the Fair


Watch videos from other Fair kids!

Kids' Club Videos

Digital Puzzles

Digital Puzzles

During non-Fair time, test your brain with digital puzzles of Fair objects or scenes!


Kids Club Activities


Find Fair-inspired activities to go along with your learning this month!