August 11, 2022
For those of us residing in Iowa, the Iowa State Fair is something we look forward to all year long. And it’s finally here! The Iowa State Fair will run from August 11th to August 21st. Keep reading to see our recommendations for what do at the fair, (Did someone say “tractors”?).
Whether you’re into the classic corn dogs and ice cream, or you’re a little more adventurous, the Iowa State Fair has something for you. The Iowa State Fair has a total of 53 new foods to try this year. Not sure where to start? Here are the Top 3 New Foods:
The Iowa State Fair has a number of stages where talent performs. The Grandstand has nightly concerts for guests to enjoy. But even if you can’t secure tickets to a Grandstand act, there is still tons of FREE entertainment at stages around the fairgrounds. Check out this page to plan which entertainment to see during your visit.
It’s no secret that our favorite part of the Iowa State Fair is checking out all the tractor restoration projects that Iowa FFA members have brought to the fair. We like to think that we do our part to help on these projects.
Hy-Capacity became a sponsor of the Iowa Fair Association in 2013. We partner with students working on tractor restorations and provide a restoration grade seat to help them with their project. We love going to the Iowa State Fair each to meet the students we’ve worked with and see their completed tractors.
Iowa State Fair 2021
Last year’s fair featured a couple of classic Oliver restorations including one Oliver 770 and a Oliver 1950.
Iowa State Fair 2019
Unfortunately, there was not a Fair in 2020, but in 2019 this Oliver 1850 restoration earned Easton Halverson the Grand Champion award. Great job, Easton!
We also like seeing older restorations like this one of a John Deere B, now with a much more comfortable Hy-Capacity seat!
Iowa State Fair 2018
The 2018 Fair featured many red restoration projects. Parker Kray earned the title of Grand Champion with his restoration of an International 856. You should see what this tractor looked like before! Read our blog post about his restoration here.
Maisie Knapp restored her grandpa’s Farmall H. Maisie rolled up her sleeves and made her mechanic father proud by completing this project. Read more about her restoration project in our blog post here.
Micah Rolwes also restored an International 856 this year for his restoration project. The tractor was a well-loved but sadly retired tractor sitting on the Rolwes family farm before Micah turned it into the beauty it is now. Read more of his restoration story in our blog post here.
If you’re looking to add some heavy duty to your restoration project, look no further than a Hy-Capacity Clutch. If you didn’t know already, we’ve been tinkering with clutches even before we were established as a company in 1978. We know clutches.
Besides paint, upgrading your seat can greatly improve the look of your restoration project. Hy-Capacity is a great source for restoration grade seats for people restoring tractors. Our Seat Department does the best to focus on quality while making seats comfortable at the same time.
We’re a household name in Torque Amplifiers. Adding a Hy-Capacity TA to your International tractor will extend the life of your machine. If you’re restoring an International Harvester, you need one of our Remanufactured (Reman) TA’s to get your tractor running at its highest capacity.
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