2015 Iowa State Fair - 48 Taps



Brewery Lineup -


Starting beer Lineup -
COMING AUGUST 5TH

Brewers' Roundtable -


BAND LINEUP - All bands start at 8PM and play until close.
Thursday 13th - Tony Bohnenkamp
Friday 14th - Richard Arndt
Saturday 15th - Mr. Baber's Neighbors
Sunday 16th - Brian Congdon
Monday 17th - King of the tramps
Tuesday 18th - Crooked Mile
Wednesday 19th - North of Grand
Thursday 20th - Dakota Park
Friday 21st - Richard Arndt
Saturday 22nd - parksixty3
Sunday 23rd - Brian Congdon

Date: August 13th-23rd
Location: Des Moines - Iowa State Fairgrounds Map
Event Link: Website
Event Link facebook: Iowa State Fair
Event Link twitter: @IowaStateFair

VOLUNTEER SIGNUP IS - Saturday, June 13th at 8:00AM CST

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Notes for all volunteer positions:
*You must be 21
*Shifts are from 10am-5pm and 5pm-12am each day
*You will choose a shirt and size when you signup (Coral Silk, Jade, or Irish Green) VIEW SHIRTS HERE
*You will be allowed to signup 1 extra person only during your signup
*Shirts will have the beer logo on the front, and the back will say "Crew, Nothing Compares to the 2015 Iowa State Fair" in white ink
*If you signup for 3 or more shifts, you will be contacted via email to receive 2 shirts.

Volunteer Positions -

SERVING - This is the most desired position at the Iowa Craft Beer Tent each year. You will be stationed at a trailer with 48 taps. This year we will provide more room behind the bar to allow movement for you to serve all 24 beers to customers. When you arrive you will be allowed to sample a few beers you may not have tried yet. After sampling a few beers, drinking is not allowed behind the counter. You will be allowed a lunch break during your shift (trust us, finding food is not a problem). You will also receive 1 shirt, and a ticket to get you into the fair. Transportation and parking is your responsibility. The shirt and gate ticket will be handed out at an all volunteer meeting at noon on August 9th at the Iowa Craft Beer Tent on the fairgrounds.

TICKET & WRISTBANDS ‐ Are you good at math and comfortable handling money? Then this may be the job for you. You will be responsible for selling beer tickets to customers. If you are working nights, you will also have the best view of the band perched high upon your retro bar stools. We need to make sure everyone drinking beer is 21, it's the law. This is a pretty easy going relaxing job of checking ID's and applying wristbands. Wristbands may also be asked to help with ticket sales if it is needed. The shirt and gate ticket will be handed out at an all volunteer meeting at noon on August 9th at the Iowa Craft Beer Tent on the fairgrounds.

SETUP ‐ We added this position last year and it was a great help, and fun. You will help with whatever needs done to help setup for the fair. You must be a hard worker and willing to help with any task that needs completed. You will receive 2 drink tickets, shirt, ticket to visit the fair at a later date (no ticket is needed on setup days), and we will buy you lunch. We have become very stream lined at setting up the fair so this job has become much more relaxed over the years. The shirt and gate ticket will be handed out at an all volunteer meeting at noon on August 9th at the Iowa Craft Beer Tent on the fairgrounds.

TEARDOWN ‐ All good things must come to an end. Last year we thought a few extra hands that haven't been working for 14 days straight would of been great. You must be a hard worker, as we will take down everything except the tent before 5PM the day after the fair. We will provide lunch, drinks, a shirt, and a few other goodies to make it worth your while. At this point, we are so tired who knows what we will give you. The shirt and gate ticket will be handed out at an all volunteer meeting at noon on August 9th at the Iowa Craft Beer Tent on the fairgrounds.

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