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Extreme Sunday brings ‘Amazingly Amusing’ fun to last day of Iowa State Fair

Discounted admission, rock legends and family fun round out the last day of the 2014 Iowa State Fair. Gate admission on Extreme Sunday, Aug. 17, will be $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 11 until 9 p.m.

Grandstand Entertainment

Rock legends Foreigner and Styx wrap up the 2014 Grandstand performances at 8 p.m. Foreigner, hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, has 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 top-thirty hits and over 75 million albums sold. Styx has secured two Super Bowl appearances and four consecutive triple platinum albums. They transformed a generation of rock music lovers with hits like “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Fooling Yourself” and “Babe.”

Tickets for all concert and track events are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. All concert events are reserved seating. All track events are general admission. The State Fair Ticket Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday for walk-up orders only (no mail, phone or fax orders). Convenience charges will apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the fair. Gate admission must be purchased separately.

Free Stage Entertainment

Extreme Sunday will feature an array of top musical acts, all free with gate admission, including the Bill Riley All Star Show featuring Carrie McDowell and Love Train at 7 p.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage, sponsored by Pepsi.

Here Come the Mummies, a group dressed as Egyptian mummies that plays “funk from beyond the grave,” performs at 8 p.m. on the Fairview Stage, sponsored by Coors Light with media sponsor KCCI 8 News.

Fastball, a rock group known for singles like “The Way,” “Sooner or Later” and “Out of My Head,” plays at 8 p.m. on the Bud Light Stage, sponsored by ABC5.

Charles Esten, best known for his role on ABC’s “Nashville,” will perform songs like “Keep Coming Back” and “Like New.” The show kicks off at 8 p.m. on the Susan Knapp Amphitheater, with media sponsor KDSM FOX 17.

Family Fun

Final day family fun abounds with the Bill Riley Talent Search championships, a dog agility demonstration and numerous contests, including the Mother-Daughter Look-alike contest, the Pigtail, Ponytail, Braid, Mohawk and Mullet contest and a cribbage tournament. In addition, don’t miss your last chance to watch chainsaw artists A.J. Lutter and Gary Keenan in Heritage Village at 10 a.m., noon, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Bandaloni One Man Band will be showing off his impressive musical skills at the Putney Family Cattle Barn at 11 a.m. and the Rock Island Triangle at 1 and 3 p.m. Take a picture with “God Bless America,” a statue by Seward Johnson depicting Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” located at the entrance of Pella Plaza. The Budweiser Clydesdales will also be parading for the final time at 2 p.m. on the Grand Concourse and Rock Island Avenue. Lastly, give a round of applause to the Red Trouser Show as they show off crazy acrobatic tricks and hilarious stunts. The Red Trouser Show will be performing at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. on Expo Hill.

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