Kickoff, Cookbooks and More!

June 13, 2012
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Fair time is getting closer and closer! As the Fairgrounds are beautified in anticipation for those 11 exciting days in August, the anticipation grows. Here at the Blue Ribbon Foundation Corndog Kickoff is fast approaching. As Special Events intern, I am working on Corndog Kickoff ticket orders as they come in through the mail. Auction items keep rolling in and things are shaping up for this year's Kickoff on July 14. If you happen to be on Facebook, make sure to 'Like' the Corndog Kickoff and Blue Ribbon Foundation fan page. In preparation for Kickoff each week a new recipe will be posted on how to make Iowa State Fair favorites such as Monkey Tails, funnel cakes, and cotton candy at home. With this year's Kickoff theme, "It's a Sweet Thing," what better time to indulge on your favorite Fair sweet treats? If you haven't gotten your ticket order in for your Corndog Kickoff tickets, don't worry, there's still time! To purchase your tickets online click here. Otherwise, feel free to mail in an order form and check, give us a call at 515-262-3111 ext. 671 or stop by the office. Tickets prices are $75 per ticket, or $100 after June 30. Want another way to enjoy the State Fair throughout the rest of the year at home? We are now taking orders for the 16th edition of the Iowa State Fair Cookbook! Cookbooks are $15 + $9 shipping and handling. Cookbooks can be ordered on the Blue Ribbon Foundation website, or orders can be sent in to the Blue Ribbon Foundation office at PO Box 57130, Des Moines, IA 50317. This year’s cookbook is filled with a large variety of prize winning recipes from the 2010-2011 Iowa State Fairs. Feel free to give me a call to order cookbooks or Kickoff tickets at 515-262-3111 ext. 677. Start counting down the days for the Iowa State Fair! -Madison