ABOUT THE SITE
When Fair-loving Iowans and people all over the country heard the news that the 2020 Iowa State Fair would be postponed until next year due to the CoVid-19 pandemic, it affected us on many levels. The ISF is a summer staple, bringing people from all over the state and all over the country together. Many people look forward to creating memories at the Fair each year.
Not only are Fairgoers missing out on the Fair experience this year, but the State Fair vendors are missing what is usually a substantial business opportunity to connect with hundreds and thousands of customers. In the spirit of keeping the Fair alive and helping out our small and local businesses, we created this site to help connect vendors with buyers.
About the Founder
Meet the creator of Support Iowa State Fair Vendors, Sarah Stallman
Sarah Stallman grew up in Granger, Iowa. She went to her first Iowa State Fair when she was two weeks old, and you could say that's where it all started. She fell in love with the Fair and looked forward to it every summer, attending nearly every of the 11 days. She loves bringing along friends and family and acting as their own personal State Fair Ambassador.
Sarah was also an avid 4-Her. The Dallas County and Iowa State Fairs were always the highlight of her year. She worked throughout the year on various projects, including her horses, rabbits, cats, dogs, food, and anything that struck her fancy. She advanced to the State Fair with her food, educational presentations, working exhibits, and performing in Share The Fun.
She continued to compete at the State Fair after her 4-H years in the open Food Competition, for which she usually prepared nearly 30 food items over the 11+ day span of the Fair each year.
Sarah now lives in California, but her love for the Fair still runs through her veins. She continues to come back to Iowa for the Fair as often as she can.
Our vendor information is categorized by primary sale product, and unfortunately not all vendors had a website or online presence for us to share. If you know of any vendors who had planned to exhibit at the 2020 Fair who would like to be included on the site, please message us on the Contact Us page.
This is an independently operated website and is not directly affiliated with the Iowa State Fair or Fair Board. We have, however, been in contact with the Fair Board to get the most accurate vendor info available.
If you have questions related directly to the Fair, please contact the Fair Board directly at https://www.iowastatefair.org/about/contact-us
This website is a passion project, we do not make any profit from it. If you would like to donate financial support to help with the operating costs of the site, please go to our Support the Site tab.
We hope this site helps to fill the hearts of vendors and customers alike in these trying times.
Thank you for your support!