• Grandstand- Presented by US Cellular

    Tickets for select Grandstand concerts and events are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000. All concert seats are reserved, Tractor Pull is general admission. Convenience charges apply to all tickets.  The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office will open July 5 for walk-up orders only (assuming tickets remain). Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair.


  • Free Entertainment

    From rock legends to country up-and-comers, "Nothing Compares" to this year's entertainment, all free with gate admission. So sit back, relax and enjoy the shows. No matter what time of day it is, you're certain to find something that will entertain everyone in your family. See for yourself when you use the helpful free entertainment guide below.

    Free Entertainment

  • Attractions

    There’s something for everyone at Belle City Amusements, from the famous Double Ferris Wheel and the hair-raising Moonraker, to kiddie rides and games of skill.

    Be sure to check back to see which of your favorite attractions will be at the 2016 Fair, and don't forget to review the Midway rules to ensure a fun and safe day for everyone. 


    The family-friendly kid’s Midway was filled with nearly 20 attractions that children and parents could enjoy during the Fair. 


  • Fair Schedule

    With livestock shows, entertainment, contests, rides, food and more, it’s easy to spend a day — or even two or three — at the Iowa State Fair.

    We are hard at work planning activities for the best 11 days of the year. Please check back this summer for a full schedule of events for the 2016 Iowa State Fair.

    Daily Schedule