Iowa State Fair 2014 Nightly Coverage on Iowa Public Television

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Johnston, IA – Iowa Public Television will once again broadcast extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair nightly at 9 p.m. August 11-16. These hour-long programs are among the network’s most-watched of the year. Bill Riley will host this year’s coverage, which is full of feature contest results, unique stories, food, animals, music, and more. The network will also broadcast coverage of the finals of the State Fair Talent Championships Sunday, August 17, at 8 p.m.

Below is a list of topics for each Fair 2014 episode. As always, topics are subject to change.

Monday, August 11 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m.)

  • State Fair Parade
  • Mr. Legs Contest
  • FFA Sheep
  • Woodturning Demonstration
  • Twins, Triplets & More with Dan Wardell
  • Decorated Cakes
  • Next Big Fair Food
  • Daily Contest Results
  • Fair Flashback: Spectacles
  • Bruno’s Tiger Show
  • Bees & Honey
  • Camping at the Fair
  • Corn Dog Kickoff
  • Photos of the Day

Tuesday, August 12 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 3 p.m.)

  • Big Animals
  • Cowgirl Queen Contest
  • Los Lonely Boys Concert, Part One
  • Duck Calling Contest with Dan Wardell
  • Queens 50th Anniversary
  • Dollhouses & Miniatures
  • Daily Contest Results
  • Fair Flashback: Contests
  • Food Judging-My Grandparents’ Favorites
  • FFA Parade of Champions
  • Los Lonely Boys Concert, Part Two
  • Butter Cow
  • Photos of the Day

Wednesday, August 13 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 4 p.m.)

  • Chicken Washing & Blow Drying
  • Best Tasting Tomato
  • Yard Parking People
  • Sand Sculpture with Dan Wardell
  • Governor’s Charity Steer Show
  • Queen Contest
  • Queen Interview with Bill Riley
  • Daily Contest Results
  • Fair Flashback: Famous People
  • Rides at the Fair
  • Dirt Track Racing, Part One
  • State Fair Cookbook
  • Butter Sculpting Contest
  • Photos of the Day

Thursday, August 14 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 5 p.m.)

  • Dairy Cattle Supreme Champion
  • Rolling Pin vs. Rubber Chicken
  • Trick Pony Concert, Part One
  • 4-H Robotic Challenge with Dan Wardell
  • Dirt Track Racing, Part Two
  • Monster Arm Wrestling
  • Veterans Parade
  • Daily Contest Results
  • Fair Flashback: Animals
  • Ice Carving
  • 4-H Swine
  • Trick Pony Concert, Part Two
  • Exercise at the Fair
  • Photos of the Day

Friday, August 15 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 6 p.m.)

  • Farm Bureau Cookout Contest
  • Stock Dog Trials
  • Bubble Gum Blowing with Dan Wardell
  • Woodchopping Contest
  • American Gothic Sculpture
  • Sheep Shearing Contest
  • Spider Scaring in the Barns
  • Daily Contest Results
  • Fair Flashback: Music
  • Tractor Pull, Part One
  • Harmonica Contest
  • 4-H Grand Champion Steer
  • Miniature Horses
  • Photos of the Day

Saturday, August 16 at 9 & 10:30 p.m. (Also airs Sunday, August 17 at 7 p.m.)

  • Mutton Busting
  • Cultural Center Activities
  • Cow Chip Throwing Contest
  • Hairball Concert, Part One
  • Pie Eating Contest with Dan Wardell
  • Daily Contest Results
  • Fair Flashback: Food
  • Photography 75th Anniversary
  • Tractor Pull, Part Two
  • Bandaloni
  • Hairball Concert, Part Two
  • 4-H & FFA Sale of Champions
  • Photos of the Day

Support for Fair 2014 is provided by EMC Insurance, the Iowa Council of Foundations, the Iowa Communications Network, the Iowa Lottery and MidAmerican Energy.

Visit Iptv.org for additional broadcast times.

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