Des Moines Woodworkers Association LogoDes Moines Woodworkers Association LogoArtistry in Wood ContestArtistry in Wood Contest

Logo for the Des Moines Woodworkers

I need volunteers to help in the wood project section of the Iowa State Fair on the following days before the fair starts:

Saturday August 3, 2019 (Check-in Day) Volunteers would help exhibitors fill out entry tags, assist with carrying in projects, if asked, and help prepare for the judging on Sunday.

-Sunday August 4, 2019 (Wood Carving Judging)Volunteers would help move carvings during judging, attach ribbons and prepare for Monday’s judging.

Monday August 5, 2019 (Wood Working and Turning Judging) and (Set up Displays) Morning volunteers would help move entries for judging, attach ribbons, etc. Afternoon volunteers would help set up the display area for the fair.

I am also looking for an assistant to help for the length of the fair. Duties would include answering questions from fair attendees, keeping the display tidy, watch the exhibit to try and prevent touching of entries and other tasks as assigned. This is a paid position.

If you are interested in helping with any of these positions, please contact: Brenda Rekenthaler Iowa State Fair Wood Projects Superintendent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Important Dates for the Iowa State Fair

I want to remind you of some important dates for the Iowa State Fair.
-July 1, 2019: This is the deadline for purchasing your entry tags, remember the fee increased to $5 this year. Late entries for an additional fee will be accepted until July 8, 2019. Some of the classes have changed.
Check the classes at:
Enter online at:

-August 3, 2019: This is check-in day, your entries need to be at the Cultural Center on the fairgrounds by 4:30 p.m. If you mail you entries they need to arrive before 4:00 p.m., on Friday August 2, 2019.