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Maddie Poppe helps open the 2018 Iowa State Fair

Maddie Poppe, American Idol winner and native of Clarksville, Iowa, and Gov. Kim Reynolds cut the ribbon signaling the official start of the 2018 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Photo by Erin Murphy
Maddie Poppe, American Idol winner and native of Clarksville, Iowa, and Gov. Kim Reynolds cut the ribbon signaling the official start of the 2018 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Photo by Erin Murphy
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Maddie Poppe, the American Idol winner and native of Clarksville, Iowa helps during the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Iowa State Fair.

Poppe sang the national anthem, cut the ribbon alongside Gov. Kim Reynolds, and met with fans.

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