May Program: Nothing Compares to My State Fair

Event on: 2016-May 19th 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Come for the Fair Stories. Stay for the Camaraderie.

Nothing Compares to My State Fair

  • Speakers: Mindy Williamson and Rachel Moylan
  • Date: Thursday, May 19th
  • Registration: 11:30 a.m.
  • Presentation: 12 p.m.
  • Location: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center located at 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Cost: $28 members; $42 non-members; $22 students

  • Please note: Eventbrite only accepts credit card payments. If you prefer to pay at the door or be billed, you still need to register by emailing Include the names of the attendees in the email and your payment preference, with “March Luncheon” in the subject line.


Annually attracting more than a million visitors from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in Iowa. Join Marketing Director Mindy Williamson and Graphics and Website Coordinator Rachel Moylan, as they discuss this summertime classic.

With a foundation in agriculture and a history rich in family fun, they will show you a glimpse of the beginning, but more importantly, they will focus on the theme, the look, the basis, and the outreach planned for this year’s Fair.

In 1881, historian James Wilson wrote, “One of the most valuable effects of the State Fair is the fraternizing, humanizing consequences of bringing our people together…” Still relevant today, we say, Nothing Compares to MY Iowa State Fair. What is your Iowa State Fair Story?

Mindy Williamson

Mindy Williamson,
Marketing Director
Mindy has been a Fair lover and attendee for many years. Some of her favorite events included the Iowa Corn Indy races and the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series.

Rachel Moylan

Rachel Moylan,
Graphics and Website Coordinator
Rachel takes you behind the corn dogs and rubber chicken throwing contest and into the inner workings of marketing Iowa’s largest event through graphics.