State Treasurer of Iowa

Fairgoers Successfull at Iowa State and Clay County Fairs

State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced that thousands of Iowa State and Clay County fairgoers discovered lost treasures. “The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt booth had another successful year at both fairs,” Fitzgerald said. “Over 8,300 claims of unclaimed property were discovered at the Iowa State Fair and over 1,000 were discovered at the Clay County Fair. Treasure hunters at the fairs found over $1.6 million, with the largest treasure found being $43,452.00!”

The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt program has returned over $198 million  in unclaimed property to more than 468,000 people since Fitzgerald created it in 1983. “The state and county fairs have always been a tremendous opportunity for us to reach out to communities and reunite people with the lost treasures,” Fitzgerald stated. Visit the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt at to begin your search. Like Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter (@GreatIATreasure) to stay up to date on future events.

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