State Fair competition, parade entry deadline set for July 1
DES MOINES — July 1 is the deadline to enter the Iowa State Fair parade and many of the fair’s competitive events. Late applications will be accepted with an additional late fee. “Nothing Compares” to the Iowa State Fair is set for Aug. 9-19.
Premium books and entry forms can be accessed at www.iowastatefair.org/premiumbooks. Entrants in competitive events may enter online or submit their entry by mail. While most entries are due July 1, deadlines do vary by department. Many departments will accept late entries through July 8 with an additional late fee. For more information regarding entry deadlines, competitions or the online entry system, contact the Competitive Events Department at (515) 262-3111 ext. 207.
The parade, set for Wednesday, Aug. 8, will begin at 6:15 p.m. in downtown Des Moines. Spectators will be able to watch an estimated 200 floats, animals, vehicles, novelty and performing units.
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