Fairgoers have enjoyed the thrill of watching Gary Keenan and T.J. Jenkins use chainsaws to carve masterpieces out of wood at the Iowa State Fair. This is your opportunity to take one of these unique carvings home. The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation will host the 2021 Woodcarver's Auction as a hybrid with some items sold in-person and other items sold online.
- The live in-person auction will take place on Sunday, August 22 at 3:30 PM at the John and Emily Putney Family Cattle Barn's Penningroth Media Center.
- Twenty-one of the carvings will be available for online bidding starting Saturday, August 21 at 10:00 AM and closing on Sunday, August 22 at 5:00 PM.
- Online items will be available to preview starting Friday, August 20 at 10:00 AM.
- All proceeds benefit the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation's mission of renovating the historic Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Fairgoers can come and watch the wooden creations emerge as Keenan and Jenkins carve four times throughout each day of the Fair, August 12 -22, at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Past carvings have included wildlife animals and sport's team logos! Prepare to be amazed as you watch these skilled woodcarvers in action. The carving takes place between the First Church and Pioneer Hall.
If you have any questions, please email Info@BlueRibbonFoundation.org or call 515-262-3111 Ext. 371.
Thank you for supporting the Blue Ribbon Foundation's mission to renovate and preserve the historic Iowa State Fairgrounds.