Global Exploration Day

Come experience cultures found throughout the world at the 4-H Global Exploration Day at the Iowa State Fair! Every year at the Iowa State Fair in the 4-H Exhibits Building, we host a Global Exploration Day. This is a great opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn and engage in different cultures from all over the world.

Don't miss out on the 2022 Global Exploration Day on Thursday, August 18, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the 4-H Building at the Iowa State Fair!

Want to present at Global Exploration Day at the Iowa State Fair?
This year, Global Exploration Day is will focus on holidays around the world from various cultures, religions, and countries! Iowa 4-H is looking for 4-H families, clubs, individuals, or volunteers to share information about a holiday they celebrate or are connected to while leading a short activity or craft for fairgoers to participate in throughout the day!

  • Global Exploration Day will take place on Thursday, August 18 from 9:00-4:00pm.
  • Those wishing to showcase a holiday will be able to choose a half-day option or full-day option.
  • Each holiday featured will have an 8-foot table to utilize.
  • Fairgoers will approach table/s as they wish in a ‘come and go’ style.
  • Activity, demonstration, or craft should be interactive and last no more than 5 minutes per person or group.

This is a great opportunity for 4-H members and clubs to participate in, as well as 4-H alumni and volunteers! If you or someone you know have a holiday you celebrate and are interested in presenting about it at the Iowa State Fair, fill out the brief application.

APPLY here