Entertainment

Symphonic Blast Has Been Rescheduled

The annual “Symphonic Blast!” in Burlington’s Crapo Park has been rescheduled for August 15, 2015. Starting at dusk (7:45 PM), the concert will be a rich and wonderful blend of popular and light classical music. As always, it will conclude with Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and the best fireworks in the region. Bring your…

Newly Remodeled MidAmerican Energy Stage to Debut at 2015 Fair

DES MOINES, IA (07/21/2015)(readMedia)– “Nothing Compares” to free entertainment at the Iowa State Fair! Be sure to “Find A New Path” to the newly remodeled MidAmerican Energy Stage this August 13-23 and enjoy a variety of free acts and entertainment. Formerly known as the Fairview Stage, the MidAmerican Energy Stage, located on Expo Hill, is…

J40 Farm Crawl in Keosauqua July 25th

Keosauqua – The J40 Farm Crawl returns for the 7th Annual celebration of all things local on July 25.  A day filled with farms, food and fun for kids of all ages.  The J40 Farm Crawl showcases nine businesses ranging from family farms to local artisans and crafters.  Highlights include: an Amish school benefit breakfast…

Iowa State Fair Seeks “My State Fair” Stories

DES MOINES, IA (07/09/2015)(readMedia)– We want to know what makes the Iowa State Fair special to you. Did you meet your spouse at the Iowa State Fair? Do you have an Iowa State Fair family tradition? Are there concerts you must see and food you must eat each year? Each experience at the Iowa State…

Monopoly Sculpture to Accompany Butter Cow at 2015 Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (06/30/2015)(readMedia)– A stop in the Agriculture Building is a must do for most fairgoers and this year there will be some old favorites and new attractions. the world-famous Iowa State Fair Butter Cow will be featured alongside a sculpture celebrating the 80th anniversary of Monopoly, one of the world’s most beloved family…

AMERICAN PICKERS TO FILM IN IOWA

Ottumwa, June 10, 2015-Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the Antique Archeology team are looking for Iowa locations to film episodes of their hit series, AMERICAN PICKERS. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items.  Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items,…

Iowa State Fair Sew-In Seeks Donations, Volunteers

DES MOINES, IA (06/11/2015)(readMedia)– The Iowa State Fair Fabric and Threads Department is seeking fabric donations and volunteers for the seventh annual Iowa State Fair Sew-In. The free program offers Fairgoers a chance to try their hand at simple sewing and quilting while providing warm blankets to local children in need. In 2015, the Sew-In…

Bigger Stakes for 2015 Iowa State Fair Big Animal Contests

DES MOINES, IA (06/03/2015)(readMedia)– The Big Boar, Big Ram and Super Bull competitions at the Iowa State Fair are always a favorite, but ‘Nothing Compares’ to the bigger stakes in 2015. All Big Animal Contests have significantly increased premium prizes for the 2015 competitions The Big Ram competition takes place on August 13 at noon…

“Nothing Compares” to the Iowa State Fair’s Free Stage Line-up

DES MOINES, IA (05/20/2015)(readMedia)– From rock legends to country up-and-comers, Fairgoers can enjoy more than a million dollars’ worth of free entertainment throughout the 11 days of the 2015 Iowa State Fair. “Nothing Compares” to this year’s entertainment, all free with gate admission. The Iowa State Fair runs August 13-23. This year’s line-up features southern…