Each July, Fair-lovers whet their Iowa State Fair appetite by attending the Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction and Fair Food Grazing Party. It is a fun-filled night complete with live entertainment, all of your Fair food favorites, and a variety of unique auction packages to satisfy any State Fair enthusiast.
The Corndog Kickoff began in 1997 and was first held in Pioneer Hall. The 460 attendees bid on 20 live and 43 silent packages, raising over $67,000 for the Iowa State Fair. Like the Fair itself, the Kickoff fundraiser has evolved over the last 16 years, and has grown to encompass over half of the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building.
Nearly 1,400 people come together each year to bid on over 30 live auction packages and 150 silent auction packages. To date, the event has raised a total of over $2.7 million toward Fairgrounds renovations.
Join us for "The Grandest Show Around" on July 13, 2013 as we celebrate our seventeenth Corndog Kickoff!