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.

August 1, 2023: Iowans selected for Iowan of the Day award at 2023 Iowa State Fair

July 10, 2023: Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Corndog Kickoff Fundraiser Tops $1 million

June 5, 2023: Deadline is Approaching to Honor Outstanding Volunteers at the Iowa State Fair

August 22, 2022: Blue Ribbon Foundation Supports Barn Renovation Project on the Iowa State Fairgrounds

July 12, 2022: Our State Fair Dreams Came True at the Blue Ribbon Foundation’s 2022 Corndog Kickoff

June 9, 2022: Experience Iowa State Fair Magic at the 2022 Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction

June 1, 2022: Nominate and Celebrate an Outstanding Iowan

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

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