Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Donates Auction Items for Iowa Champion Auctioneer Contest at State Fair


Join state fair patrons on Tuesday, August 14 on the Anne & Bill Riley stage at 9:00 AM to help support this amazing cause while witnessing 20 of the finest auctioneers represent the Midwest. Can’t make it to the fair on Tuesday? No problem! You may still support this great event by going to bidspotter.com and placing prior bids or joining in live through bidspotter.com. 

A very big THANK YOU Lowe's Compaines, Inc. of the Des Moines metro for making this event great by donating all of our auction items. Our auctioneers can showcase their talent while working to help benefit three children’s hospitals. Each year the sales of the auction items will be donated to one of the three children's hospitals on a rotating basis - Blank Children’s Hospital of Des Moines, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

View contestant photo and bios here>>

  • Joseph Bair, Elkhart
  • Del Beyer, Boyden 
  • Justin Brant, Glidden 
  • Curtis Dosland, Calamus 
  • Heath Downing, Creston 
  • Craig Fawcett, Oskaloosa 
  • Jeff Garber, Lincoln, MO 
  • Jeremy Garber, Lincoln, MO 
  • Alan Good, Newton 
  • Craig Hilpipre, Cedar Falls
  • Rod Johnson, Cannon Falls, MN
  • Russell Lamp, Letts
  • Zachary Laurie, Indianola
  • Rodney Perry, Moravia
  • Chad Shepard, Cedar Falls
  • Mike Spoerl, Sherrill
  • Justin Steward, Wyoming
  • Tom Watters, Maquoketa
  • Tanner Weaver, Lancaster, MO
  • Daniel Wilson, Redfield
  • J.J. Wise, Klemme

The finals are held under normal auction conditions and each contestant will sell their assigned items to the crowd - rain or shine. Each of our contestants is a dedicated professional auctioneer, some first generation, some fourth, but each brings the spirit and drive of a true professional. Above is our list of contestants, each contestant is a member of the Iowa Auctioneers Association and other members can be found on our "Find An Auctioneer" page at iowaauctioneers.org/auctioneers/