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Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair The most famous fair in the country, is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the United States. The Fair has been a unique extravaganza showcasing a wide array of events and activities. Features range from one of the world's largest livestock shows to the largest arts show in the state.

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2015 Events

Januray 17-18 - 30th Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days, Keokuk - Feature lots of fun things to do including live eagle and raptor presentations, wildlife, conservation and environmental exhibits, and an insect zoo the 30th Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days is a great activity. This event will be fun for all those who participate as it will increase appreciation for raptors including the bald eagle as people learn about, and observe these majestic birds. 319.524.5599 River City Mall (12315)

January 24 - Amana Colonies Winterfest, Amana - Live entertainment, demonstrations on hand carding & spinning and candy making, a log sawing competition, sledding and 5k run/walk. Activities for the kids that include a scavenger hunt, chocolate dipping and marshmallow roast. 800-579-2294 Amana Colonies - 622 46th Avenue (12316)

February 12-15 - Des Moines Home & Garden Show, Des Moines - Find great deals in remodeling, home improvement and gardening, new ideas, practical advice and innovative products all in one place. 515-244-5456 Iowa Events Center - 730 3rd Street (12317)

May 23-24 - Smokin' in the Junction Barbecue Contest, West Des Moines - Join us for great food, live music, kids' activities and inflatables. 515-222-3642 Historic Valley Junction - 137 Fifth Street (12318)