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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…

Bike the Byway Coming to SE Iowa

The second annual Bike the Byway will be held on Saturday, June 20th here in southeast Iowa. The ride will begin in Bloomfield and take cyclist through Drakesville, Unionville, Blakesburg and finally Ottumwa. Information can be found on the Bike the Byway website at www.bikethebyway.com. This looks to be a leisurely and fun day for…

American Gothic House Center to host 5K, art contest

Eldon— Eldon will hold its annual celebration, American Gothic Days, June 12-14.  The weekend is full of food, fun and entertainment for all ages. As part of the festivities, the American Gothic House Center will host a 5K Run/Walk and art contest.   The 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday June 9 at 7:30 a.m. …

Iowa State Fair Entries Available Online Beginning May 1st

DES MOINES, IA (04/29/2015)(readMedia)– Premium books and entry forms for competitive events at the 2015 Iowa State Fair will be available at iowastatefair.org beginning Friday, May 1. The Iowa State Fair “Fair Tour” will run August 13-23. Premium books and entry forms can be accessed at www.iowastatefair.org/competition/categories. Entrants in competitive events may enter online or…

American Gothic House Center to feature quilt exhibit

​Eldon, Iowa—The American Gothic House Center is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibit “American Gothic” in Stitches:  Quilts inspired by the famous painting. The exhibition will feature nine works by skilled quilters from around the world who have created their own masterpieces influenced by this famous painting. The quilts will be on view at the American…