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Join us for Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 13

July 31, 2015

Drake University is expanding its presence at the Iowa State Fair to provide more ways for students, alumni, faculty and friends to reconnect and show their pride. Stop by to see us (and meet our new president) on Drake Day at the Fair, August 13.

Meet President Marty Martin and grab Spike on a Stick at Drake Day at the Fair.

Meet President Marty Martin and grab Spike on a Stick at Drake Day at the Fair.

Or visit us in the Varied Industries building throughout the fair to grab a first-ever Spike on a Stick, an athletics poster, temporary tattoos, and compete for a chance to special Drake University gear, including a one-of-a-kind Drake selfie stick.

Fair Kicks Off on Drake Day

Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair, long associated with its signature blue-and-white tent along Rock Island Ave., has been revamped in 2015 with a new date, location, and format. Drake Day at the Fair will be held on the opening day of the fair—Thursday, Aug. 13—with "Discover Drake" events held throughout the day at our tent along Grand Avenue. This new, high-traffic space will be Drake's home base for organizations and events including:

  • Meet-and-greet with President Earl F. "Marty" Martin, 11 a.m. to noon;
  • Student-athletes;
  • The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center, which conducts research, provides programming and training, and publishes scholarly works focusing on leadership, ethics, and civility;
  • The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement, which will hold a free drawing for an Apple TV;
  • The RaySociety, Drakes lifelong learning organization open to all individuals across Central Iowa.
Bigger, Better VI Booth

It'll be easier than ever to find Drake throughout the fair with our enhanced space in the Varied Industries building. We've doubled in size with state-of-the-art displays and more opportunities to interact. Learn more about the University, reconnect with old friends, catch up on University news, or explore Drake's numerous community and cultural offerings. Look for us in booth #463.

For more information, contact Renee Sedlacek at 515-271-2454 or