State Fair Whistle Winners Honored

DES MOINES, IA (08/20/2019) (readMedia)-- Whistlers from across the Midwest met in friendly competition, Thursday, August 15, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

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

Competition results follow:

Ages 17 and Over

1) Madison McKee, Kansas City, KS

2) Kenneth Miller, Newton

3) Conor Healy, Iowa City

Ages 5-16

1) Ryan Hosck, Traer

2) Caedrian Vankley, Dennison

3) Lily Jacobson, West Des Moines (TIE)

3) Aspen Fenton, Altoona (TIE)


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