Halfway to the Fair Happy Hour Fundraiser

Picture yourself walking down Grand Avenue.  You can feel the warm sunshine on your face. You hear music playing, children laughing, and animal noises coming from the barns. Your mouth starts to water as you inhale the unmistakable aroma of your favorite food-on-a-stick. Sound great?  Stop imagining and join the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation as we fast-forward to August!

The Blue Ribbon Foundation celebrates Iowa’s favorite summertime tradition six months early at the Halfway to the Fair Happy Hour FundraiserThe evening includes live music from Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson and Mike Leeds, appetizers and fundraising! Doors to the Elwell Family Food Center open at 5:30 pm. Entertainment starts at 6:00 pm. Admission tickets are $50 each.

Stayed tuned for details about next year's event in February 2020. 

Thank you for attending the first ever "Halfway to the Fair Happy Hour Fundraiser" on Friday, February 8 in the Elwell Family Center. While listening to fantastic music from Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson and Mike Leeds, attendees enjoyed snacking on great Iowa State Fair food!

With pizza, mini corn dogs, tenderloin sliders, turkey pinwheels, cheese curds, bacon cheese dip with nacho chips, popcorn, chocolate chip cookies, mini funnel cakes, and apple egg rolls - no one left hungry!

The Foundation auction off two tickets for the First Round of the NCAA ® March Madness® Tournament on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Des Moines. Overall, the night raised $5000 for future Fairgrounds renovations.