Iowa State Fair Puzzle

There’s going to be a new, portable brick pad coming to the Iowa State Fair this year! “Portable?” you ask? Yes! This brick pad will be one side of a new 350-piece custom jigsaw puzzle the Blue Ribbon Foundation will be offering at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Measuring 18” x 22”, the face of the puzzle will feature a colorful, sunset image of Grand Avenue packed with Fair-fans. The opposite side will feature one of our popular brick pads with customized brick inscriptions. With a limited run of only 1500 puzzles, you’ll want to make sure you secure one or two of these for your family. Produced and sold exclusively by the Blue Ribbon Foundation, the proceeds contribute to ongoing efforts to renovate and preserve our historic Fairgrounds.

Want to have your personalized inscription included on a puzzle brick? For a $100 donation, you can reserve one of the 100 bricks and select your three line inscription. Let your creativity shine and forever be part of a one-of-a-kind Iowa State Fair keepsake. You’ll also receive a complimentary puzzle for your donation. Additional puzzles will be available to purchase for $15.00 each.

To reserve your brick, please fill out the Donation Form by February 1. All bricks will be filled on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact the Foundation at 515-262-3111 Ext. 371 or

Puzzle Side One:


Puzzle Side Two Sample: