Corn Dog Kickoff

We may just in the first week of July — but the administrators of the Iowa State Fair are getting ready for its August run.  Fair spokesperson Mindy Williamson says Saturday is the “Corn Dog Kickoff” fundraiser.

She says they have a fair food grazing party, a silent and a regular auction, fireworks and the skyglider will give rides. “So you can sort of see the fair before the fair starts.” The event is hosted by the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation, which was created in 1993 to raise funds for the upkeep of the fairgrounds.

The Corndog Kickoff begins at 6:30 Saturday evening in the Varied Industries Building.