Growing Our Future

Grow and improve to remain a vibrant entity for years to come. This goal for the Iowa State Fairgrounds can be achieved with your support.

Ruan Plaza, a greenspace bordering the east side of the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building, made its Fair debut in 2015. A retaining wall between the Robert G. Horner and Sheri Avis Horner Service Center and the Plaza will now showcase “Growing Our Future”, a program designed to add a vibrant and artful display to the grounds.

Seven different levels of giving are available, with each customized ¼” aluminum plaque working together to create the overall design. Distinguished by two different sized plaques, each level is recognized with colored “leaves”. The leaves allow for two lines of inscription and can become more personalized on the larger pieces.

  • $500 and $750: Name and City/State
  • $1,000 and $2,500: Name and City/State plus 1 additional line
  • $5,000 and above: Name and City/State plus 2 additional lines

The deadline to add your “Growing Our Future” leaf for the Iowa State Fair is March 31. To take advantage of this program, please use our secure online order form or download and print the Growing Our Future Brochure.