The countdown is on!

After today, it’s only 99 days until the Iowa State Fair! Spring always tends to get me a little anxious about the upcoming Fair, but now that we’re down to double digits, the pressure really sets in!

But, before the Fair, we have the Corndog Kickoff. Countdown: 67  days. For me, the Kickoff might be even a little bit crazier than the Fair. Our duties with the water and merchandise stands during the Fair become a routine operation by the third day or so, but with the Kickoff, you only get one night to make sure everything runs smoothly.

In preparation for the upcoming event I’ve been busy working with our different committees to create photo backdrops, centerpieces, decorate the entrances and the stage. I also coordinate the patron program, communications, set-up, sound, and concessionaires for the event. Emily works with the publicity committee to get the word out and Robin coordinates the live and silent auction. If you’d like to help out by donating to the auction or becoming a Corndog Kickoff Patron, click here!

Tickets for this annual fundraiser, complete with exciting auction packages, fair food sampling, SkyGlider rides and fireworks, will be available online starting May 17th. All proceeds will benefit the renovation and preservation of the Iowa State Fairgrounds!

So, if you can’t wait 99 days to get that deep-fat-fried corn dog, come to the Kickoff on July 10th and get a taste of our pre-Fair party!

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