2020 National Thanksgiving Turkey

For the past year and for the first time in school history, Iowa State University has served as the home of the official National Thanksgiving Turkey. The official Thanksgiving Turkey and alternate bird - Corn and Cob - were raised in Iowa by an Iowa State University alum and are available for public viewing at Iowa State University on November 6, 2021 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Cy with Corn and Cob Cy watching Corn and Cob eat


FAQs for Visiting the National Thanksgiving Turkeys at Iowa State University 

Q: When can we come visit Corn and Cob?

A: You can visit the turkeys at our public open house event on November 6, 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Seal of the National Thanksgiving Turkey


Q: Will I need a face covering?

A: Face masks are encouraged while visiting Iowa State University.


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