Alpine Audio Art Aficionados Win State Fair Awards

DES MOINES, IA (08/19/2019) (readMedia)-- 73-year old Ken Frette of Story City claimed the Yodeling championship contested Thursday, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Sue Gustafsen of Des Moines claimed second place and Chad Sommars of Colfax earned third place.

Deanna Wright of Colfax and Ann Hegstrom of DeSoto tied for fourth place.

Entrants were challenged to perform either two short award worthy tunes or a melody lasting no longer than three minutes.


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