Win a Tropical Vacation!

Besides enjoying days at the great Iowa State Fair, some of my favorite memories are going on fun family vacations. I mean, who doesn't enjoy the occasional getaway? If you are wondering what your next vacation might be, the Blue Ribbon Foundation's Vacation Raffle could be the answer to your question!

Put your name in the drawing and take a chance to win the vacation of a lifetime.

If you win, you can enjoy a magnificent seven-night stay for 14 people at Blue Island Villa in Turks & Caicos! The villa is located directly on the brilliant blue waters of Chalk Sound National Park in Providenciales. This 7,250 sq. ft. luxury home is in an upscale neighborhood and includes seven suites, eight bathrooms, two gourmet kitchens, a large waterfront pool, and expansive balconies to enjoy the view of the stunning clear blue waters. 

The winner will also enjoy cruising around the island in a Jeep and exploring the waters in glass-bottomed kayaks. 

Overall, it is a $28,500 value! I don't know about you, but I think that sounds like countless fun memories just waiting to happen.

If you want a chance to win, the $100 raffle tickets will be available between July 1 and August 15, 2024, and only 500 tickets will be sold. You can get your tickets at

The drawing will be held at noon on August 17 at the Anne & Bill Riley Stage during the Iowa State Fair. You do not need to be present to win.


 - Chloe Hamaker, Public Relations Intern