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Iowa Public Television Continues Tradition of Hour-Long Nightly Fair Coverage August 12-17

August 7, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Iowa Public Television will again broadcast extensive coverage of the Iowa State Fair nightly at 9 p.m. August 12-17. These hour-long programs are among the network's most-watched of the year.

This year's coverage will again be hosted by Bill Riley, and will feature contest results, off-the-beaten-path stories, food, animals, music, and more. The network will also broadcast coverage of the finals of the State Fair Talent Championships Sunday, August 18, at 8 p.m.

Below is a list of topics for each Fair 2013 episode. As always, topics are subject to change.

Monday, August 12 at 9 & 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 18 at 2 p.m.

State Fair Parade

Opening Day Food Drive

Horseshoe Pitching

Canned Jellies Judging

Fair Field Trips

FFA Swine

Fair By the Numbers

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Demo

4-H Horses

Vintage Clip - Fair Food 40 Years Ago

New Fair Food

Daily Contest Results

Tuesday, August 13 at 9 & 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 18 at 3 p.m.

Big Animals

Recipe Competition

Cowgirl Queen Contest

The Farm Concert, Part 1

Freebie Frenzy

Queen Contest & Interview


Butter Cow

FFA Parade of Champions


The Farm Concert, Part 2

Daily Contest Results

Wednesday, August 14 at 9 & 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 18 at 4 p.m.

Vet Camp

Rose Show

Horse Haven, Sheep Stop, Pig Place

Youth Rooster Crowing

Governor's Charity Steer Show

Photography Judging

Expert Quilter Classes

Mini Tractor Pulls

Photos of the Fair

Dirt Track Racing, Part 1

Canned Vegetables Judging

FFA Horses

Daily Contest Results

Thursday, August 15 at 9 & 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 18 at 5 pm.

Outhouse Races

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Vicci Martinez Concert, Part 1

4-H Sheep

Beard Growing Contest

Veterans Parade

Ferris Wheel Fun

RAGBRAI at the Fairgrounds

Poppin' Penelope Balloon Act

Dirt Track Racing, Part 2

Pedal, Power, and Pull

Vicci Martinez Concert, Part 2

Daily Contest Results

Friday, August 16 at 9 & 11 p.m.

Sunday, August 18 at 6 p.m.

Stock Dog Trials - Herding

Lego Art & Sculpture

Discovery Garden

Blue Ribbon Mascots

4-H Grand Champion Steer

Fiddlers' Contest Championships

82-year-old Horseman Extraordinaire

Tractor Pull, Part 1

Wartime Fair History

Vintage Clip: You're Not Getting Older, You're Getting Better! (1973)

Tall Corn Contest

Auctioneer Contest

Daily Contest Results

Saturday, August 17 at 9 & 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 18 at 7 p.m.

Getting Married at the Fair

Mutton Busting

Thomas Rhett Concert, Part 1


Big Slide

State Fair Architecture

Young Farmer's Challenge

Whistling Contest

Tractor Pull, Part 2

Thomas Rhett Concert, Part 2

4-H and FFA Sale of Champions

Daily Contest Results

Funding for Fair 2013 has been provided by EMC Insurance, MidAmerican Energy, the Iowa Communications Network, and the Iowa Council of Foundations.



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