Ag Mechanics Exhibits Made to Impress

DES MOINES, IA (08/19/2019) (readMedia)-- Restored tractors and metal working topped off the Open Ag Mechanics competition at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on the basis of workmanship, design, usefulness, appearance and safety.

Alexander Umbaugh of Adair claimed first place in Open Ag Mechanics as well as Best Safety Award.


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit