Daily Attendance

The State Fair is Iowa's largest event, annually attracting visitors from all over the Midwest, as well as the rest of the U.S. and many foreign countries. Following the Fair, daily attendance estimates are set aside and an actual count of tickets including daily sales, advance sales, exhibitors, concessionaires, campers, children, credentials, half price, etc. is made to determine the final total attendance.

Attendance figures for the last two years by day: 

Fair Day20132014*

DAY 1

78,574

77,174

DAY 2

96,578

93,041

DAY 3

103,331

103,555

DAY 4

94,677

88,578

DAY 5

91,026

87,343

DAY 6

92,483

94,600

DAY 7

92,465

93,256

DAY 8

86,864

84,388

DAY 9

95,058

85,998

DAY 10

112,534

108,440

DAY 11

103,656

99,529

* Attendance figures for 2014 are estimates. The official tally will be complete sometime in the Fall.