Iowa Governor to host annual Charity Steer Show in August


The Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show will be proceed on Aug. 15.

The event is in its 38th year and is held annually to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa. The event is typically held in accordance with the Iowa State Fair, however the fair canceled this year.

“The Governor’s Charity Steer Show is a long-standing tradition and benefits a very good cause,” said Tanner Lawton, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association staff member and co-chair of this year’s GCSS. “We’ve known for the past few weeks that the show and auction probably wouldn’t be the same as it has been in years past, but our priority is making sure that we have a successful fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Iowa.”

The event features 25 steers from across the state competing in championship designation, showmanship honors and the People’s Choice Award. It has raised almost $4 million historically and raised $284,000 in 2019.

The location is yet to be determined.