DES MOINES — The Iowa State Fair is excited to bring more online classes to the table this fall and winter as a part of the Fair School series. The family-friendly, interactive online classes will be held this fall and winter, including a chunky knit throw blanket class in December and a kids’ cooking class in January. Class sizes are limited, and registrations are $10 for each participant. All registrations will include a secure online link, passcode and a list of the supplies needed for each class.

Mark your calendars:

Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.

Chunky Knit Throw with Heartland Handcrafted

  • The perfect way to warm you up this winter, Heartland Handcrafted will give you step-by-step instructions for hand knitting your very own, individualized, soft, chunky knit throw blanket. Don’t worry, no knitting experience or needles are required. Participants will need to purchase all supplies prior to class.

Jan. 30 at 10 a.m.

Kids in the Kitchen, Deliciously Scientific with Iowa State University Culinary Club, sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council

Join the ISU Culinary Club to learn about the science behind foods, basic knife skills and proper food safety. You don’t want to miss this deliciously scientific class!

For more information and to register, visit Classes fill up quickly!

The Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Because of safety and health concerns, the 2020 Iowa State Fair has been postponed until Aug. 12-22, 2021. In the meantime, smaller activities include weekend food events, livestock shows and other online activities as allowed. For more information, visit

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