No Fair – I Do Care!

July 14, 2020
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The Blue Ribbon Foundation is hosting the “No Fair – I Do Care!" Benefit Auction. Together we will take the bushel of lemons we’ve been handed and make some sweet lemonade in support of renovations and improvements to our beautiful Iowa State Fairgrounds.

The Benefit Auction will be online starting at 10 am Thursday, August 13 and will close on Sunday, August 23 at 10 pm. To bid, you’ll sign in to the auction website and set up your bidding account. You’ll be able to “watch” packages you are interested in and set maximum bids to make the bidding easy. More information will be available on our website as the auction gets closer.

We Need Your Help! Our gracious supporters have donated some wonderful packages but we could always use a few more. If you have an item, gift card, service or experience you’d like to donate, please email Robin at We will be accepting donations until July 31.

We hope you’ll support this worthwhile event! If you have any questions, please email or call our office: 515-262-3111 Ext. 371

Sneak Peek at some Auction Packages:


  • Concert tickets to see Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Styx, the Beach Boys and Sam Hunt at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.
  • A camping spot for the duration of the 2021 Iowa State Fair.
  • VIP Parking for a select day at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.
  • A children’s dresser that looks like a fire truck.
  • The 1993 carousel horse and 1994 butter cow lapel pins.
  • A gallery-wrapped image of the 2019 Iowa State Fair sand sculpture and midway taken by Mark Iwig.
  • An Iowa State Fair clock created by Sincerely, Sticks.
  • A tour of Midwest Foods’ production facility in Ankeny plus a delicious supply of the products they produce under the Gino’s Italian Foods and Kramer’s Salsa labels.
  • A hall bench created from a door and chair – a perfect spot to sit and put your shoes on.
  • A delightful selection of pillows made from Iowa State Fair t-shirts.