Press Room

The Blue Ribbon Foundation is the fundraising organization for the Iowa State Fair, Iowa's celebrated ag expo and the single largest event in the state. Our mission is to help preserve the tradition of the Fair while improving the Fairgrounds and the visitors' experience. Read the latest news from the Blue Ribbon Foundation by clicking on the press releases below.

January 23, 2017: Maintain the beautiful Fairgrounds by supporting the Corndog Checkoff

August 8, 2016: Paint the Fair on Expo Hill during the Great Iowa State Fair

August 1, 2016: Oman's Contribution brings Improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds

July 25, 2016: Iowans of the Day Selected for the 2016 Iowa State Fair

July 14, 2016: Foundation Breaks Corndog Kickoff Fundraising Record for 6th Consecutive Year

June 9, 2016: Celebrate the Iowa State Fair’s ‘Locally Grown’ Traditions at the Corndog Kickoff

May 23, 2016: 2016 Iowan of the Day - Celebrating Local Olympians

February 3, 2016: Help Preserve the Iowa State Fairgrounds with the Corndog Checkoff

July 29, 2015: Iowans of the Day Selected for the 2015 Iowa State Fair

July 16, 2015: Corndog Kickoff Breaks Fundraising Record for 5th Consecutive Year

June 22, 2015: 9th Annual Iowa State Fairgrounds 5K Supports Future Renovations

June 11, 2015: Celebrate 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year' at the 2015 Corndog Kickoff

May 26, 2015: 2015 Iowan of the Day - Planting the Seeds for Great Communities

February 2, 2015: Preserve the Allure of the Iowa State Fair

October 1, 2014: 8th Annual Iowa State Fairgrounds 5K Supports Future Renovations

July 16, 2014: Foundation breaks Corndog Kickoff Fundraising Record for 4th Consecutive Year

June 9, 2014: "Rock'n Round the Grounds" at the 2014 Corndog Kickoff

June 1, 2014: Searching for Iowa’s Greatest All-Stars

March 14, 2014: Remember to Show Your Love for the Iowa State Fair on your Taxes

October 1, 2013: 7th Annual Fairgrounds 5K

July 16, 2013: Putney Announces Retirement from Blue Ribbon Foundation

June 17, 2013: Iowan of the Day: In Search of Ten "Shining Stars" Across Iowa

June 12, 2013: Corndog Kickoff: The Grandest Show Around!

May 10, 2013: In Search of Ten "Shining Stars" Across Iowa

August 1, 2012: Iowans of the Day Selected for the 2012 Iowa State Fair

June 12, 2012: "It's a Sweet Thing" at the Corndog Kickoff!

June 1, 2012: Iowa State Fair Searching for Shining Volunteers to Honor

January 24, 2012: Show Your Love for the Iowa State Fair!

August 1, 2011: Iowans of the Day Selected for the 2011 Iowa State Fair

June 30, 2011: "There's Nothing Butter" than the Corndog Kickoff

May 27, 2011: Looking for Stars of the Show

August 2, 2010: "Iowans of the Day" Selected for the 2010 Iowa State Fair

July 6, 2010: Fair Square Fun at the 2010 Iowa State Fair

June 30, 2010: "Building a Blue Ribbon Tradition" at the 2010 Corndog Kickoff

May 18, 2010: Iowa State Fair Looks to Honor Dedicated Community Members

March 18, 2010: It's All Summer Fun with this 'Fair Game'