Governor’s Steer Show

at the Iowa State Fair

The 41st Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show was held on August 12 in the Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fair.  Continuing the upward streak, the Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show exceeded the previous year’s fundraising total donated to the three Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters in Iowa. The 2023 event raised $501,000, bringing the overall total the Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show has raised almost $5.5 million since the event’s inception in 1983.

This event, hosted by the Office of the Governor of Iowa, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, and Iowa Beef Industry Council, is another example of the care the beef cattle industry has for our state, rural communities, and those in need. The youth exhibitors, their families, sponsors, celebrities, and buyers should be proud of their effort given to this year’s event. Their impact through volunteering, donations, and dedication created yet another successful show and fundraising outcome.

All money raised benefits the three independent Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa, located in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Sioux City. These three houses have served over 55,000 families from all 50 states and 62 foreign countries. Families from all 99 counties in Iowa have benefited from the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa.

Click here to find out more about the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and the Governor’s Charity Steer Show.

Mark your calendars to be a part of the fun.  The 42 Annual Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2024 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA.


Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024

4:30 p.m.

Iowa State Fairgrounds