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The 2012 Mississippi Valley Fair starts Tuesday, July 31 and closes Sunday, August 5.

Check back here daily to see photos and video from the fair!

The annual Mississippi Valley Fair features exhibitors, livestock and animal shows as well as judged animal competitions.

Additional judged competitions include speaking, photography and flowers.

Concerts will include performances by Rodney Atkins, The Band Perry, Billy Currington with Brantley Gilbert, REO Speedwagon, Hank Williams Jr. and Montgomery Gentry.

Fun Cards and Fair Info are available online at

2012 is the 93rd year for the Mississippi Valley Fair.  It’s one of the largest fairs in Iowa, attracting more than 300,000 visitors during fair week.

Check out photos and more from the fair – click here!