All or Nothing…or maybe just Half

January 22, 2020
drewnorton's picture

Most of the time only doing half the job is unacceptable. Like laundry – you wouldn’t wash the clothes without drying them. Or making only half of your bed doesn’t work.

On the other hand, some things are completely acceptable only doing halfway. Like running a half marathon, celebrating your half birthday, or eating half the carton of ice cream.

What about celebrating the midway point to the Iowa State Fair? The Blue Ribbon Foundation wants you to join us at the Halfway to the Fair Happy Hour Fundraiser on Friday, February 7.

The Iowa State Fair is known for great live music and delicious food in August. The Happy Hour event will have both - 6 months early! Enjoy your favorite Fair-inspired appetizer while listening to the Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson and Mike Leeds. There will be Corndogs, Popcorn, Nacho Chips, Bacon Cheese Dip, Chicken Wings, Brisket Mac-N-Cheese, Funnel Cakes, and of course, Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

When you purchase your $50 admission ticket, you are supporting the Blue Ribbon Foundation’s mission. Your donation will go toward upgrades across the Fairgrounds and not just half improvement projects either.

Your donation could be used to repair a sidewalk or replace a broken light fixture in a restroom. These small improvements add up to make the Iowa State Fairgrounds more than a group of historic buildings but a place that holds the traditions that so many Iowans cherish. 

Buy your tickets today and join the Blue Ribbon Foundation in the Elwell Family Food Center as we celebrate the halfway point to our favorite tradition of the year. We’ll see you there! 


A special thank you to our sponsors supporting this year’s event:

• Air-Con Mechanical Corporation
• Awards Unlimited, Inc.
• Mary & Peter Cownie
• Daniels Filter Service
• Dawghouse Concessions
• Dee Zee Inc.
• Great Western Bank
• Iowa-Des Moines Supply, Inc
• MercyOne
• Reliable Roofing
• SCI Communications
• US Erectors Inc.
• Vision Electric LLC