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Capture your love for Drake at the Iowa State Fair

July 26, 2010
News PhotoDrake Day at the Iowa State Fair will showcase many ways for fair-goers to "Capture Your Love for Drake" from 9 a.m. to 8 pm. on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Fair visitors can participate in their very own photo shoots with Drake props at the Drake University tent on Rock Island Avenue just east of the Bill Riley Stage.

The Drake tent will feature three different photo stations in which people can interact with Drake props and have their photos taken by photographers.  Photos will be uploaded on the University's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Fair-goers can also pick up a Drake pennant to incorporate in their own snapshots around the fair and then enter their pictures in Drake's photo contest. The contest, which will include a panel of alumni judges, features the following categories:

  • Best Food on a Stick
  • Most Creative
  • Something Blue
  • Favorite Fair Landmark

Fans can also meet Bulldog athletes to get their autographs and take photos with Drake's mascot, Spike.

Drake student-athletes and coaches will visit the tent at various times to sign free, limited-edition sports posters.

In addition to Drake Day on Aug. 14, the University will have a display in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building throughout the fair, which runs from Aug. 12-22.

For more information on Drake Day at the Fair, contact Tory Olson at 515-271-1834 or tory.olson@drake.edu.

Bulldogs gather for bash at Iowa State Fair

"¨Alumni will gather at 7 p.m. at Jalapeno Pete's at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Aug. 14 for an informal gathering. Bulldogs are encouraged to wear blue attire and Proud Bulldog or Alumni stickers.

For more information, contact Jonathan Brendemuehl at 515-271-3935 or jonathan.brendemuehl@drake.edu.