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In 1845, Iowa was the 29th state to be admitted into the Union. Ten years later, the first Warren County Fair was held October 1-2, 1855 in the southeast part of Indianola. The following year, the fair was held on 20 acres of ground that was purchased by the Warren County Agricultural Society for $320. The fairgrounds looks much different today, but it is still held at this same location. Today the fair combines youth and open class exhibits with delicious fair food, carnival rides, music and grandstand events for an annual event that is “kind of a big deal!”


2023: July 26 to July 31
2024: July 24 to July 29


Warren County Fair Officers

President: Martin Reynolds
Vice President: Marty Overmann
Secretary: Jo Reynolds, CFE
John Keeney


Allen Township: Bob Bosch, Indianola
Belmont Township: Marty Overmann, Ackworth
East Lincoln Township: Ken Core, Indianola
Greenfield Township: John Taylor, Indianola
Jackson Township: Delbert Kaldenberg, Indianola
Jefferson Township: Malinda Palmer, Indianola
Liberty Township: Pat Meade, Liberty Center
Linn Township: Dave Hansen, Norwalk
Otter Township: Bruce Brockway, Indianola
Palmyra Township: John Keeney, Carlisle
Richland Township: Chad Goodhue, Carlisle
Squaw Township: Rick Cheers, Indianola
Union Township: Justin Septer, Pleasantville
Virginia Township: Scott Wilson, New Virginia
West Lincoln Township:
Martin Reynolds, Indianola
Whitebreast Township: Larry Snuggs, Lacona
White Oak Township: Brad Kaufman, Indianola
Indianola Director-at-Large: Dave Bowlin, Zac Preston, Blake Reynolds & Larry McConnell


(Chairman in each division is the first person listed.)
Beef: Brandon Reynolds, Reed McCormick, Gene Bedwell, Derek Hommer, Bob Dyer, Brad Kaufman, Casey Cortum
Dairy Cattle: Ken Core, Dan Dykstra, Jeff Byers, Kendra Keller
Swine: Mark Goodhue, Hunter Kingsbury, Joel Mosher, Kim DeLay, Jamie Bishop
Sheep: Larry Snuggs, Randy Eubank, Genie Snuggs, Katelyn Sparks, Annie Palmer
Goats: Trent Butler, Abbey Pals
Bucket Calf: Ken Core & Kendra Keller
Horses: Sarlynn Heston, Mike Perry, Jessica Anania, Rod Bloom, Mike Meyer, Ian Ackerson
Advanced Cattle Feeders:
Brandon Reynolds, Tom Nicholls, Kevin Smith, Jim Nicholls
Dogs: Karen Dutcher, Cindy Gillenwater
Rabbits: Amy Jakes, Tahra Bedwell
4-H Poultry: Marty Overmann, Jason Fantz
Open Poultry: Phyllis Essick, Melinda Davis
4-H Livestock Auction: John Keeney, Kevin Smith, Adam Brummer, Tom Nicholls, Brandon Smtih
Agricultural: Larry Skellenger, Barry Laws
Culinary: Dave Hansen, Kathy Overmann
Textile: Nancy DeLay, Susan Brockway
Genealogy: Carla Anders, Larry Burt
Fine Art: Malinda Palmer, Dawn Gruis
Creative Art: Ronda Kaldenberg
Flowers: Sharon Weeks, Jenny Messer
Amphitheater & Tickets: Kendra Keller, Chad Goodhue, Bob Bosch
Grandstand Entertainment: Blake Reynolds, Amy Fredricks, Brandon Gavin, Tom Nicholls, Josh Jensen, Nathan Fredricks
Free Stage: Pat Meade, Cindy Gillenwater, Lisa Gray
Fair Queen Contest: Sheila Miller, Amber Martin
Buildings/Grounds/Maintenance: Zac Preston, Blake Reynolds, Cutler Palar, Brandon Reynolds, Brad Kaufman, Scott Wilson
Official Warren County Fair Veterinarians: Indianola Vet Clinic — Dr. Sandy, Dr. Stumpf, Dr. K. Korver, Dr. Ophoff, Dr. Rosenberger, Dr. B. Korver

The Warren County Fairgrounds is a privately owned and operated facility and the following are NOT allowed: pets, weapons, alcohol, skateboards, roller blades, hover boards, metal detectors, & solicting without permission.
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