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 25, 2022: Blue Ribbon Foundation receives $1 million donation for new facility
July 26, 2021: Iowans of the Day Selected for 2021 Iowa State Fair
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
June 13, 2019: “Let the Competition Begin” at the 2019 Corndog Kickoff
May 1, 2019: Capture a Memorable Moment for an Outstanding Iowan