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Check Out Iowa Egg Council's Many Egg-Citing Events at State Fair

Egg-on-a-stick will be served. Free food samples and information are good reasons to visit the egg producers and other commodity group exhibits at Iowa State Fair August 12-22.

August 10, 2010

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Get ready for non-stop fun at this year's Iowa State Fair! The Iowa Egg Council will once again serve its legendary egg-on-a-stick to fairgoers in the Agriculture Building at the annual event in Des Moines. Nearly 77,000 eggs-on-a-stick were distributed during last year's Iowa State Fair. An additional 18,000 eggs-on-a-stick were eaten at the Clay County Fair in Spencer in 2009.

The Iowa Egg Council exhibit is located next to the exhibits of other ag commodity groups which you'll also want to visit at the 2010 Iowa State Fair.

After chowing down on your egg-on-a-stick, be sure to check out the Iowa Egg Council's many food and art contests, demonstrations, kid competitions, and celebrity guest appearances during the state fair. The world's fastest omelet maker, Howard Helmer, is back again this year to create tantalizing egg dishes in the Homemaker's Theater on Saturday, August 14 at 11 a.m. Howard Helmer is sure to egg-cite state fairgoers' palettes with his egg demonstration.

A number of contests and things for kids at ag exhibits

The 13th annual IEC Decorated Egg Contest will be held on Friday, August 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Homemaker's Theater. The contest invites Iowa artists to decorate an egg that depicts an Iowa theme, location, feature or icon.

If you're looking for egg-based recipes that wow crowds, check out the Egg-ceptional Egg Cooking Contest, which takes place on Sunday, August 15 at 1 p.m. in the Elwell Family Food Center. Kids will also enjoy the Kids' Edible Egg Decorating Contest (following the cooking contest) on Sunday, August 15 at 2 p.m. in the Elwell Family Food Center. Youth contestants are sure to impress judges with their edible egg creatures and creative imaginations.

Calling all children chicken callers! If you've got a call that'll wake up the roosters, we want to hear it. Come strut your stuff on August 12, 17 and 19 at 11 a.m. on the Animal Learning Center stage. Prizes will be awarded to all participants.

Don't miss the Ag Magic Show at Animal Learning Center stage

Also located on the Animal Learning Center Stage is the Ag Magic Show, an educational show about Iowa agriculture for children and their families. Check out the entertaining Ag Magic Show at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. everyday of the fair. Don't forget to also visit the Iowa Egg Council's egg education displays at the Animal Learning Center and Little Hands on the Farm.

The Iowa Egg Council hopes to see you at the state fair. For more information regarding Iowa Egg Council events call 1-877-IOWAEGG or e-mail Cayla Westergard, director of consumer affairs at [email protected].

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