The Iowa State Fair - An Agricultural Tradition

Aug 01, 2022


As August begins, we look forward to our state's favorite agicultural tradition: the Iowa State Fair.

We encourage you to attend the fair and support Iowa agriculture by touring the barns, watching livestock shows, eating at a commodity food tent, or participating in kids activities like Little Hands on the Farm (view all fair activities here).There are so many activities and attractions that will make it easy to fill your day at the fair, but make sure you save time to stop by the Iowa Food & Family Project booth. The booth is located in the southeast atrium of the Varied Industries Building and will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day, August 11-21. 

This year, the Iowa Food & Family Project is celebrating that “Agriculture is Iowa’s Masterpiece”. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to watch local artists create murals depicting food, farming, families and agriculture, and kids can pick up a mini canvas to take home and create their own masterpiece. Visitors are invited to test their ag knowledge with the spin wheel, pick up a popular Iowa Food & Family tote bag and picture themselves on the farm with a fun photo booth.
 
The Iowa Food & Family Project is an activity-led initiative that brings together Iowans from all walks of life. All those who are involved in the Iowa Food & Family Project believe in the increasingly significant role Iowa plays in feeding and fueling our state, nation and the world. The Iowa Food & Family Project unites Iowans through conversations about food, family and farming and a celebration of our rural and urban communities.
 

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