Save the Date

January 3, 2019
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Happy New Year! The Blue Ribbon Foundation hopes everyone had a wonderful holiday. As you start to plan for 2019, please add these dates to your calendar.

February 1: Deadline to reserve your space on the new Iowa State Fair puzzle. Want to have your personalized inscription included on a puzzle brick? For a $100 donation, you can reserve one of the 100 bricks and select your three line inscription. Let your creativity shine and forever be part of a one-of-a-kind Iowa State Fair keepsake. You’ll also receive a complimentary puzzle for your donation. Read More. 

Puzzle Side 1 and sample of Puzzle Side 2:



February 8: Halfway to the Fair Happy Hour Fundraiser - The Blue Ribbon Foundation is celebrating Iowa’s favorite summertime tradition six months early at the Halfway to the Fair Happy Hour Fundraiser. The evening will include live music from Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson and Mike Leeds, appetizers and fundraising! Read More. 



April 15: The final day to support the Foundation on your Iowa taxes through the Corndog Checkoff program. Read More.



July 1: Deadline to submit your Iowan of the Day application. We are searching for outstanding Iowans to recognize at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. We look for individuals across the state who personify the greatness of Iowa with a strong work ethic, loyalty to helping others, and an exceptional sense of Iowa pride. Start working on your nomination form now. Read More.



July 13: Corndog Kickoff - Each July, Fair lovers whet their Iowa State Fair appetite by attending the Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction and Fair Food Grazing Party. It is a fun-filled night complete with all of your Fair food favorites and a variety of unique auction packages to satisfy any State Fair enthusiast. The 2019 event theme..."Let the Competition Begin"! Read More.



August 8-18: Iowa State Fair - The Blue Ribbon Foundation is planning new and fun ways to engage donors during the Iowa State Fair! We are planning to sell new merchandise, host BINGO, and expand the water program. Stay tuned for more updates over the next 8 months.


Thank you for an amazing 2018 and cheers to an even better 2019!