Iowa State Fair Offers Online Classes

DES MOINES, IA (10/12/2020) (readMedia)-- Learning from home? The Iowa State Fair is offering a series of fun online classes this fall, including butter sculpting in October, centerpieces in November, chunky knit blankets in December and kids' cooking in January. The first class will be offered on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 10 a.m.

Class 1- Butter Sculpting with Sarah Pratt

Saturday, October 24, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Register at

$10 for secure online link and list of supplies

*Each registered class member will receive a gift package provided by the Midwest Dairy Association. Deadline for registration is October 22nd.

Class Description: Get your hands messy and explore how the Iowa State Fair's world famous Butter Cow is created! Dive into the sculpture's long history while exploring how math, science and art work together to create the masterpiece. Students of all ages will enjoy lots of hands-on activity and will even create their own sculpture! Projects will include a study of ephemeral art (temporary art) and how butter sculpting and other art forms relate to this type of art. Class made possible by the Midwest Dairy Association (

Class sizes are limited and each registration is $10. After registration, a secure link, passcode and supply list will be sent to the email registered.

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Class Limit: 30 people

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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. Because of safety and health concerns, the 2020 Iowa State Fair has been postponed until August 12-22, 2021. In the meantime, smaller activities include weekend food events, livestock shows and other online activities as allowed. For more information, visit