Blue Ribbon Update

July 12, 2023
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The annual Corndog Kickoff is now behind us. It was an amazing night for the Foundation as we raised a whopping $1,006,590 for the renovation and preservation of the historic Iowa State Fairgrounds! We are so thankful for those that donated, volunteered, and attended. It’s very clear the outpouring of support that is here for the amazing Iowa State Fair and it’s even greater to get to witness it firsthand.

So what are we up to now at the Foundation? Preparing for the Fair of course! We are less than 30 days from the start of the best 11 days of summer. Tomorrow, we will be placing some new bricks around the Fairgrounds. There is so much history involved in the bricks we place around the grounds. I would encourage you to take time to read them sometime when you’re on the Fairgrounds next! Hopefully that will be sometime during the Fair so you can experience all of the fun stuff there too!

We are also gearing up for two events next week. One being our volunteer reception which will take place next Wednesday, July 19th. The other being the premiere of “Our Great State Fair” documentary. This documentary is one that will showcase and highlight the history of the great Iowa State Fair. I can’t think of a better place to show this new documentary than right on the historic Fairgrounds themselves. Tickets for this event are available, but a limited number will be sold so make sure to get yours now!

There is plenty more to do before the Fair, but I thought I would fill you in on what we would be up to for the next week or so! As always, if you have any questions about any of these events or are looking for more details, you can reach our office at 515-262-3111 ext. 371 or .

The countdown is on!!!

- Macy Loecke, Public Relations Intern