Iowa State Fair Souvenir Online Auction

October 18, 2023
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The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation has sold limited edition Iowa State Fair souvenirs as a fundraiser since our organization started 30 years ago. The lapel pin collection started in 1993, while the ornaments and plaques started in 2010.

Check out the lists below to see if your collection is complete. If not, now is your chance!

A selection of these souvenirs, and many others, will be featured in an online auction. Bidding will open on Thursday, November 9 at 10 AM and close on Sunday, November 12 at 8 PM. 

Check the website for updated photos and descriptions of each souvenir. To bid, you must register as a bidder and provide the required information on the form, including a valid credit card number. Winning bidders will receive details on how to pick up their item(s). 

Lapel Pins:
2023: Elwell Family Park
2022: Cattle Barn
2021: Giant Slide
2020: Cup of Cookies
2019: Admission Gate
2018: Fair Food
2017: Blue Ribbon
2016: Grandfather’s Farm
2015: Sheep Barn Terra Cotta
2014: Youth Inn
2013: Tree, Bench, and Lamp Post
2012: Cultural Center
2011: Butter Cow (head shot)
2010: Jacobson Exhibition Center
2009: Elwell Family Food Center
2008: Administration Building
2007: Horse Barn
2006: Museum
2005: Agriculture Building
2004: Grand Gates
2003: Livestock Pavilion
2002: 4-H Building
2001: Varied Industries Building
2000: Pioneer Hall
1999: Double Ferris Wheel
1998: Grandstand
1997: Camper
1996: Ye Old Mill
1995: Brick Pad
1994: Butter Cow
1993: Carousel
Undated: Rebuilding the Dream Pin

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2023: Draft Horse
2022: Fairfield Mascot
2021: Quilt
2020: Bucket of Cookies
2019: Camper
2018: Corndog 
2017: Blue Ribbon
2016: Riley Stage
2015: Giant Slide
2014: Sky Glider
2013: Campgrounds Shuttle
2012: Pepsi Clock
2011: Ye Old Mill
2010: Butter Cow



2023: Collect ‘Em All
2022: Iowa State Fair Peeps
2021: Butter Believe It
2020: Always in my Heart
2019: Have A Grand Ole Time!
2018: The Gang’s All Here!
2017: Midway – Family Time
2016: Giant Slide - Enjoy the Ride
2015: People Watcher
2014: Fair Family Fun and Show Your Pride
2013: Happiness Is and Sky Glider
2012: Little Squeakers and Fairlicious
2011: Love a Fair and Home Grown
2010: Riley Talent Show, Food on a Stick, Ride a Ride, Shear Fun, New Arena

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