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Deadline set Saturdayfor Iowa State Fair competitions, parade

Jun 27, 2017

DES MOINES – Saturday is the deadline to enter the Iowa State Fair Parade and many of the fair’s competitive events.

Entrants in competitive events can enter online or submit their entry by mail, postmarked by the deadline. Premium books and entry forms can be accessed at www.iowastatefair.org/participate/competition/how-to-enter/.

While most entries are due Saturday, deadlines do vary by department. Some departments will accept late entries through July 8 with additional fees.

For more information regarding entry deadlines, competitions or the online entry system, contact the Competitive Events Department at 515-262-3111 ext. 207.

Iowa’s largest parade is Aug. 9 in downtown Des Moines. Applications are available at www.iowastatefair.org/participate/parade/ or by contacting Tonya Cook at 515-262-3111 ext. 215 or tcook@iowastatefair.org. Parade float categories include Marching Bands and Drum Lines, Walking and Performing Groups, Novelty Units and Horses. The fee is $25 for each parade entry. Entries postmarked later than Saturday must include a $15 late fee. No entries will be accepted after July 15.

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