Festivals Fairs Fun
  Iowa State Fair 2017 Daily Schedule
        August 10 - 20, 2017

  August 19, 2017   -   Saturday

Across From Grandfather's Barn
  9:00 AM - Grape Getaway Kids Activities

Administration Building
  9:00 AM - Adult Checkers Tournament
  10:00 AM - National Anthem

Andringa Family Foundation Little Hands on the Farm
  9:00 AM - Andringa Family Foundation Little Hands on the Farm

Anne and Bill Riley Stage
  10:00 AM - West Des Moines Community Band
  11:00 AM - Aileeah Colgan
  12:00 PM - Bill Riley Talent Search
  2:30 PM - Iowan of the Day Presentation
  3:30 PM - Nash Next Finals
  7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM - Matt’s Family Jam

Avenue of Breeds, Swine Barn
  ALL DAY - Avenue of Breeds
  2:00 PM - Animal “I Spy” activity



Bob and Deb Pulver Outdoor Arena
  6:00 PM - Llama Limbo Contest
  7:00 PM - Llama Futurity Show

Boulevard of Dairy Breeds, John & Emily Putney Family Cattle Barn
  ALL DAY - Cattle Corner
  9:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM - I Milked a Cow

Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Bldg.
  9:00 AM - Educational Presentations and Working Exhibits
  9:00 AM - Hands-on Activities Corner
  12:00 PM - Share the Fun
  1:30 PM - Educational Presentations and Working Exhibits
  5:00 PM - Share the Fun

Bud Light Stage
  10:00 AM - Kerosene
  12:00 PM - Richard Arndt: Live, Loud, Acoustic
  1:30 PM - Home Before Dark
  2:30 PM - The Brew
  8:00 PM - Saliva

Country School
  8:00 AM - Art Activities
  9:00 AM - School Activities
  1:00 PM - Art Activities for Parent and Child
  1:30 PM - Stories and Plays



DNR Building Courtyard
  11:00 AM - Make and Take Kids Activity- Old Stuff Gets New Life
  11:00 AM - When Junk Becomes Art

East of First Church
  10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:30 PM,and 5:30 PM - Chainsaw Carvers T.J. Jenkins and Gary Keenan

Elwell Family Food Center, Judging Room I
  10:30 AM - Best Pita Sandwich
  11:30 AM - Candy Chemistry
  12:30 PM - Fast, Healthy & Tasty
  1:30 PM - Christmas Favorites
  2:30 PM - Dakota Style Sunflower Kernels Recipe

Elwell Family Food Center, Judging Room II
  10:00 AM - Your Winningest Cookie Creation
  11:00 AM - Kids’ Winningest Cookie Creation
  12:00 PM - Best Cheesecake Using Kellogg or Keebler
  1:00 PM - Best Dessert Using Any Keebler Product
  3:00 PM - Mushroom Mania

Elwell Family Food Center, Judging Room III
  10:00 AM - Keith’s Beer Breads
  1:30 PM - Pickilicious Recipes with Gedney Pickles
  2:30 PM - Build Your Own Beautiful Gingerbread House

Elwell Family Food Center, Judging Room IV
  10:30 AM - Souper Soups
  11:30 AM - Spotlighting Spuds
  12:30 PM - Goldie’s Chicken Lickin’ Wings Contest
  2:00 PM - Critter Cupcakes



Expo Hill
  ALL DAY - The Art of Compassion Exhibit
  9:30 AM - Fitness on the Hill, Zumba
  12:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 6:00 PM - Super Tall Paul

Fairgrounds
  ALL DAY - Spirit of Iowa Bell
  9:00 AM - Ag-Venture Discovery Trail
  11:00, 1:00 PM, and 3:30 PM - iFlip
  5:00 PM - Budweiser Clydesdales Parade

Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall
  ALL DAY - Gas Engine Display
  9:00 AM - James David Brown Country Gospel Recording Artist
  10:30 AM - Ladies’ Nail Driving Contest
  11:30 AM - Mystic Motion Clogging
  1:00 PM - Too Many Strings Band
  2:30 PM - Living History Farms’ Professor Savage’s Traveling Medicine Show
  3:30 PM - Highway 14 Blues Band Country, Delta, and Rocking Blues
  4:30 PM - Sugar Creek Cloggers
  5:30 PM - Marty Mincer: Ragtime Piano with Silent Movie
  7:00 PM - Pat Meade and the Cowboy Country Band: Classic Cowboy County Music

First Church
  11:30 AM and 6:30 PM - Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing
  2:45 PM - 50th Anniversary Celebration

Grand Concourse
  ALL DAY - Des Moines Register Booth
  ALL DAY - Outlets of Des Moines Day
  10:00 AM - Bean Bags Tournament: Singles
  12:00 PM - Bean Bags Tournament: Doubles

Grandfathers' Barn
  11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM - Grape Stomp
  11:00 AM - Iowa State Fair and Best of Show Wine Sampling
  1:00 PM - Winemaker/Winery of the Day, Anne Zwink, Soldier Creek Winery
  2:00 PM - Art Fair Demonstration: Pastels, Jane Curl
  4:00 PM - Art Fair Demonstration: Painting, Linda Curtis
  4:00 PM - Wine Presentation
  7:00 PM - The Roe Family Singers

Grandstand
  8:00 PM - John Mellencamp with special guest Carlene Carter


  Iowa State Fair 2017 Daily Schedule:


  • Aug. 10 - Thursday     • Aug. 11 - Friday

  • Aug. 12 - Saturday     • Aug. 13 - Sunday

  • Aug. 14 - Monday     • Aug. 15 - Tuesday

  • Aug. 16 - Wed.     • Aug. 18 - Friday

  • Aug. 19 - Saturday     • Aug. 20 - Sunday



Heritage Village
  10:30 AM - Fashions of the Civil War Era
  11:30 AM - Abraham Lincoln Program
  1:30 PM - Civil War Medical Emergency Demonstrations
  2:30 PM - The School of the Piece Artillery Drill
  3:00 PM - Abraham Lincoln Program
  4:00 PM - Infantry Drill

Horse Barn
  ALL DAY - Horse Haven
  9:30 AM - Horseshoe Pitching: Iowa State Elder’s Championship

Horseshoe Courts
  9:30 AM - Horseshoe Pitching: Two Player Pro-Am
  2:30 PM - Horseshoe Pitching: Open Singles

Hy-Vee Fun Forest Stage
  11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM - Steve Trash
  11:30 AM - Art Works: Color Splash with Rebecca Scholl
  12:00 PM - Vodvill Klown
  1:30 PM - Art Works: Color Splash with Rebecca Scholl
  2:00 PM - Vodvill Klown
  3:30 PM - Art Works: Color Splash with Rebecca Scholl
  4:00 PM - Vodvill Klown

John & Emily Putney Family Cattle Barn
  ALL DAY - Boulevard of Dairy Breeds

John Deere Agriculture Building
  ALL DAY - FarmHer: Shining A Light On Women In Agriculture
  ALL DAY - Honey Bee Day
  ALL DAY - Gingerbread Building
  8:00 AM - Master Gardeners
  10:00 AM - Dahlia Show
  11:00 AM - New and Under Used Shrubs
  12:00 PM - Kids and Bees Expo: Something Special for Kids
  1:00 PM - Showing and Judging Dahlias
  2:00 PM - Kids and Bees Expo: Something Special for Kids
  3:00 PM - Fun with Ostrich

Kids' Zone
  ALL DAY - Hedrick’s Petting Zoo

Maytag Family Theaters
  1:00 PM - Food Evolution

MidAmerican Energy Stage
  9:30 AM - Stomper Pull
  11:30 AM - Sugar Creek Cloggers
  12:30 PM - Aimee & Jerry’s Dance Group
  1:30 PM - 45 RPM DooWop Barbershop Quartet
  2:30 PM - Alexandra Renee
  3:30 PM - The Roe Family Singers
  4:30 PM - Hollywood Burnout
  7:00 PM - The Blue Band
  9:00 PM - The Blue Band

MidAmerican Energy Visitors Center
  ALL DAY - Energy Smart Kids Day
  12:00 PM - Louie Sighting: Snap a photo with Louie the Lightning Bug

Milking Parlor, John & Emily Putney Family Cattle Barn
  11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 7:00 PM - Milking Demonstration

North of Gate 11
  ALL DAY - Budweiser Clydesdales

Oman Family Youth Inn
  8:00 AM - Iowa State Fair Tumbling Competition

Outside of John Deere Agriculture Building
  ALL DAY - Big Pumpkin Display

Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center
  ALL DAY - Candle Make & Take, Mom’s Candleworks
  ALL DAY - Face Painting
  ALL DAY - Henna Tattoo Art
  ALL DAY - Watercolor and Oil Painting
  ALL DAY - Wood Turning Demonstrations
  9:00 AM - China Painting
  9:00 AM - Create Your Own Perfume
  9:00 AM - Fingernail Art Design
  9:00 AM - Name Bracelet Make & Take
  9:00 AM - Personalized Magnet Make & Take
  9:00 AM - Tole and Decorative Painting
  10:00 AM - Barbed Wire Art
  10:00 AM - Coin Jewelry
  10:00 AM - Glass Beads
  10:00 AM - Paint the Fair
  10:00 AM - Tie-Dye
  10:00 AM - Wheel Thrown and Hand Sculpted Pottery
  11:00 AM - Airbrush Painting, or Pottery, or Simple Origami Box Folding
  12:00 PM - Acrylic Painting or Glass Beads
  1:00 PM - Coin Jewelry or Sculpture
  1:30 PM - Barbed Wire Art
  2:00 PM - Airbrush Painting, or Glass Beads, or Paint the Fair, or Pottery, or Simple Origami Box Folding , or Tie-Dye, or Wood Craft
  3:00 PM - Crocheted Wire Jewelry
  4:00 PM - Coin Jewelry or Glass Beads
  5:00 PM - Airbrush Painting
  6:00 PM - Glass Beads or Pottery
  7:00 PM - Coin Jewelry
  8:00 PM - Glass Beads

Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center Atrium
  ALL DAY - Art Access Display
  ALL DAY - Iowa State Fair Panorama

Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center Courtyard
  1:00 PM - Art Attack

Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center, Christensen Farms Stage
  10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 6:00 PM - Butter Sculpting Contest
  11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM - The Thank A Farmer Magic Show
  2:00 PM - Milk Chug-A-Lug
  4:00 PM - Minute to Win It: Farm Edition
  5:00 PM - Ag Craft Hour

Penningroth Media Center, John & Emily Putney Family Cattle Barn
  2:00 PM - 4-H and FFA Sale of Champions

Pigeon / Poultry / Rabbit Building
  9:00 PM - Rabbit Show

Pioneer Livestock Pavilion
  8:00 AM - Beef Cattle Show: Red Angus, Simmental Females

Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center
  8:00 AM - Horse Show: Clydesdale, Percheron, Draft Pony
  6:00 PM - Horse Show: Clydesdale, Percheron, Draft Pony ($5 ages 12 and up; $2 ages 6-11)

Rock Island Avenue
  ALL DAY - Iowa Craft Beer Tent

Ruan Plaza
  ALL DAY - Sandscapes sand sculpting

Sheep Barn
  ALL DAY - Sheep Stop
  8:00 AM - Llama Show
  8:00 AM - Sheep Show: Suffolk, Oxford Down

Stockman's Inn
  1:00 PM - Iowa State Fair Chili Cook-off Contest

Strolling
  11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM - Bandaloni One Man Band
  12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 6:30 PM - Robocars

Susan Knapp Amphitheater
  8:30 AM - Bench Press Contest
  6:00 PM, and 8:00 PM - Country Gold

Swine Barn
  ALL DAY - Pig Place
  8:00 AM - Dairy Goat Show: Open Senior Doe
  5:30 PM - Meat Goat Show
  6:00 PM - Dairy Goat Show: Obstacle Course
  8:00 PM - Dairy Goat Sale: Select Breeders
Thrill Ville
  ALL DAY - Farmyard Fury - The Ride

Train Exhibit Building, East of Walnut Center
  ALL DAY - CIRC Model Railroad

William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building - South Hallway - Room A
  9:00 AM - State Fair Sew-In

William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building - Second Floor
  9:00 AM - Long arm quilting Demonstration
  9:00 AM - Toothbrush rug Demonstrations
  10:00 AM - Weaving Demonstration
  10:00 AM - Wool Appliqué
  12:00 PM - Tool Time Demonstration
  12:00 PM - Youth Piecing Class
  2:00 PM - Racer Quilt Challenge
  2:00 PM - Wool Appliqué

William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building - South Atrium
  ALL DAY - Balloon Masters


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