The Blue Ribbon Foundation is the fundraising organization for the Iowa State Fair, Iowa's celebrated ag expo and the single largest event in the state. Our mission is to help preserve the tradition of the Fair while improving the Fairgrounds and the visitors' experience. Read the latest news from the Blue Ribbon Foundation by clicking on the press releases below.
January 7, 2020: Halfway to the Fair Happy Hour Fundraiser
July 23, 2019: Iowans of the Day Selected for 2019 Iowa State Fair
June 13, 2019: “Let the Competition Begin” at the 2019 Corndog Kickoff
May 1, 2019: Capture a Memorable Moment for an Outstanding Iowan
January 9, 2019: Halfway to the Fair Happy Hour Fundraiser
August 2, 2017: Andringa Family Supports the Iowa State Fair
July 27, 2017: Iowans of the Day Selected for the 2017 Iowa State Fair
May 15, 2017: Honoring Hard-working Iowans from Your Community
January 23, 2017: Maintain the beautiful Fairgrounds by supporting the Corndog Checkoff
August 8, 2016: Paint the Fair on Expo Hill during the Great Iowa State Fair
July 25, 2016: Iowans of the Day Selected for the 2016 Iowa State Fair
May 23, 2016: 2016 Iowan of the Day - Celebrating Local Olympians
February 3, 2016: Help Preserve the Iowa State Fairgrounds with the Corndog Checkoff
July 29, 2015: Iowans of the Day Selected for the 2015 Iowa State Fair
February 2, 2015: Preserve the Allure of the Iowa State Fair
October 1, 2014: 8th Annual Iowa State Fairgrounds 5K Supports Future Renovations
June 9, 2014: "Rock'n Round the Grounds" at the 2014 Corndog Kickoff
June 1, 2014: Searching for Iowa’s Greatest All-Stars
March 14, 2014: Remember to Show Your Love for the Iowa State Fair on your Taxes
October 1, 2013: 7th Annual Fairgrounds 5K
July 16, 2013: Putney Announces Retirement from Blue Ribbon Foundation
June 12, 2013: Corndog Kickoff: The Grandest Show Around!
May 10, 2013: In Search of Ten "Shining Stars" Across Iowa
August 1, 2012: Iowans of the Day Selected for the 2012 Iowa State Fair
June 12, 2012: "It's a Sweet Thing" at the Corndog Kickoff!
January 24, 2012: Show Your Love for the Iowa State Fair!
August 1, 2011: Iowans of the Day Selected for the 2011 Iowa State Fair
June 30, 2011: "There's Nothing Butter" than the Corndog Kickoff
May 27, 2011: Looking for Stars of the Show
August 2, 2010: "Iowans of the Day" Selected for the 2010 Iowa State Fair
July 6, 2010: Fair Square Fun at the 2010 Iowa State Fair
March 18, 2010: It's All Summer Fun with this 'Fair Game'