Biggest Pigeons Crowned at the Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/13/2019) (readMedia)-- The Giant pigeon owned by Jett Thomas of Carlisle won first place in the Heaviest Pigeon contest, judged Monday at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

The bird tipped the scales at 2 pounds and 1 ounce.

Ray Perez of West Des Moines claimed the Lightest Pigeon contest with a bird weighing 6.85 oz.


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