• Grandstand- Presented by US Cellular

    Tickets for select Grandstand concerts and events are on sale now through www.etix.com or by phone at 800.514.3849. All concert seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office opens on July 5th for walk-up orders only (while supplies last).

    Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair, but can be purchased at www.iowastatefair.org


  • 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 is plenty of fun, excitement, and thrills to be found at the Iowa State Fair. From the new Thrill Parks to the classic Fair favorites like the Giant Slide and Ye Old Mill, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

    Learn about the new Thrill Parks!


  • 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.

    Plan out your 2017 Iowa State Fair now!

    Daily Schedule