Iowa Ladies Put the Hammer Down at Iowa State Fair Contest

DES MOINES, IA (08/23/2017) (readMedia)-- Carey Lynam of Creston won first place in the Ladies Nail Driving contest judged Saturday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Nicole Stevens of Afton claimed second place, and Vicki Morris of New Virginia nabbed third place.

There were 26 contestants vying for ribbons at this year's contest.

The contest was part of "Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions" in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. First prize was $5 and Ribbons were awarded in each class.


Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit