Have You Seen the Husband Calling Contest at the Iowa State Fair?

There’s an actual “husband-calling” contest at the Iowa State Fair each year. It’s a contest featuring women, standing on stage, in front of a microphone, calling their husbands. A TikTok video is out there, showing the world what’s going on during this contest. It’s very loud. And depending on your point of view — or tolerance for being married — it’s either glorious or…very, very stressful.


some good ol’ fashioned “husband calling” at the iowa state fair #iowastatefair #husbandcalling #yoohoo #idkidk #americana #fyp

♬ original sound – rhinestone cowboy

Obviously, it’s all in good fun, especially because the grand prize is only $5.  Although each one does receive a ribbon.  The winning caller looks the part too . . . from her pioneer dress to her “Sunday go to church hat”.