Press Room

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.

July 15, 2021: Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Corndog Kickoff sets new fundraising record

June 14, 2021: Deadline is Approaching for 2021 Iowan of the Day Nominations

June 14, 2021: Don’t Wait Until August to Enjoy Fun-Filled Fair Activities

May 19, 2021: Rekindling Tradition by Recognizing Exceptional Iowans

January 7, 2020: Halfway to the Fair Happy Hour Fundraiser

August 5, 2019: Buy a 2019 Iowa State Fair Chainsaw Woodcarving

July 23, 2019: Iowans of the Day Selected for 2019 Iowa State Fair

July 8, 2019: Excited Auction Packages up for Bid at the 2019 Corndog Kickoff

June 13, 2019:  “Let the Competition Begin” at the 2019 Corndog Kickoff

May 1, 2019: Capture a Memorable Moment for an Outstanding Iowan