It's Corndog Kickoff Time!

July 2, 2019
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Hello everyone and happy July! July means a busy month for all of us here at the Foundation. The Kickoff is only a short 11 days away and we couldn’t be more excited for the event to get here. As you may know, the Fair has a major volunteer force helping to make every day a success, and the Kickoff is no different! A group of around 100 volunteers come together to serve food, sell tickets, supervise auctions, help you get the perfect Instagrammable picture at our photo backdrops, and more! The Corndog Kickoff volunteers help the night become one of the best and most memorable pre-Fair parties the Fairgrounds has ever seen. We are looking forward to seeing our volunteers show up the night of the event bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for an incredible night.

The Foundation is always looking for ways to add to the Corndog Kickoff, and this year with the help of our volunteers we are excited to debut a few new items! This year G Migs from West Des Moines Iowa will be alongside some of the tastiest and most savory Fair foods yet serving up their delicious pretzel bites and beer cheese appetizers. Accompanying G Migs in its introductory year at the Kickoff, the Foundation will be holding a scratch ticket raffle game where guests can buy a ticket for $10 and win some incredible prizes. A little birdy told the interns there may be a chance to win some Grandstand concert tickets as well! Who isn’t smiling when you are surrounded by delicious Fair Food and unique auction packages? Our photo booths are sure to put a smile on your face; this is your chance to fulfill your State Fair Dreams of competing in the legendary Outhouse Races. This is your chance to race down the Grand Concourse in the Blue Ribbon Foundation’s custom outhouse, collect your toilet paper roll and cross the finish line. Never got the chance to compete in Mutton Busting as a kid? Problem solved! The Blue Ribbon Foundation will be there to cheer you on to victory as you stand next to your very own sheep! If this all sounds like too much fun to be missing out on, tickets are still available to purchase for $125 through the Foundations website at; or at the door the night of the event. Start to get your smiles polished and your bidding arm ready it’s Corndog Kickoff time!