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Iowa State Fair entries available online

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 11:36 a.m. CDT

DES MOINES — Premium books and entry forms for competitive events at the 2014 Iowa State Fair are available at www.iowastatefair.org. The “Amazingly Amusing” Iowa State Fair will run Aug. 7-17.

Premium books and entry forms can be accessed at www.iowastatefair.org/competition/categories. Entrants in competitive events may enter online or may submit their entry by mail. While most entries are due July 1, deadlines do vary by department. Check iowastatefair.org for specific deadlines. Fine arts and photography entrants in particular should note that their deadline is earlier than most other divisions as materials must be submitted by June 14 and 15, respectively.

The Iowa State Fair accepts entries in a variety of categories, including the largest food department of any state fair, the state’s largest art show, one of the largest livestock shows in the world and Iowa’s finest exhibits of agricultural commodities.

For more information regarding entry deadlines, competitions or the online entry system, contact the Competitive Events Department at (515) 262-3111 ext. 207.

Discounted gate admission tickets also are on sale now through the print-at-home ticket option at www.iowastatefair.org. For more information, call (800) 545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.