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Farm Bureau Park Special Events Check out the special events in and around Farm Bureau Park at this year's Iowa State Fair!

Special Farm Bureau Events at the Fair



Show Your Farm Strong Spirit through our Interactive Mural

Show Your Farm Strong Spirit through our Interactive Mural

Every day in Farm Bureau Park

Inspired by the #WhatLiftsYou Wing campaign craze that has swept the nation, visitors to Farm Bureau Park during the Iowa State Fair can show how they’re "Farm Strong" by posing in front of a brightly colored, interactive mural and sharing through social media. The mural, created by Amy Putney Koenig (pictured), Iowa artist and art director at Sticks Object Art and Furniture, celebrates Iowa Farm Bureau’s 100th anniversary of serving Iowans and enriching Iowa’s communities.



55TH Annual Iowa Farm Bureau Cook-Out Contest

55TH Annual Iowa Farm Bureau Cook-Out Contest

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (Farm Bureau Day)
9 AM – Noon, Grand Concourse

52 chefs from across the state will bring their best recipes, grills and smokers to the Grand Concourse for the 55th annual IFBF Cookout Contest, hoping to win bragging rights with a category prize or to be named the overall Cookout Champion and take home the coveted championship crown. Mr. Iowa State Fair and longtime WHOTV13 meteorologist, Ed Wilson, will also be joining in on the fun as a celebrity judge.



A Centennial Celebration with Brett Eldredge

A Centennial Celebration with Brett Eldredge – Private Member Appreciation Concert  (SOLD OUT!!)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (Farm Bureau Day)
2 PM Show – State Fair Grandstand

Bringing people together has been the cornerstone of Farm Bureau for 100 years, and it will continue to guide our path for 100 more. Our grassroots members are the foundation of our success and we’re excited to offer this opportunity to Farm Bureau families as a way of thanking them for their ongoing support.

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Century and Heritage Farm Awards

Century and Heritage Farm Awards

Thursday, August 16, 2018
9 AM – Pioneer Livestock Pavilion

The Century & Heritage Farms Program recognizes and honors those individuals who have owned farm land for 100 years or more. This year, we’ll be honoring 361 Century Farms and 148 Heritage farms in a special celebration during the fair.



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