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Fair Admission+

Iowa State Fair Admission

Get those 2014 Fair tickets now and save nearly 30 percent. You can print your tickets at home or choose to have them mailed to you.

• Adult tickets: $8
• Child tickets: $4
• Ages 5 and under admitted free every Fair day

Purchase print at home tickets online - fee free! See our ticket printing guide for print at home instructions. If you have already completed your purchase, click here and log in to download and print your tickets.

Purchase tickets online and have them mailed to you (a 5% processing fee applies). Tickets can also be purchased at the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Monday – Friday).

Enjoy an even bigger benefit when buying early: print at home tickets have a coupon for a free small Potato Olé® with purchase at participating Iowa-area Taco John’s. Coupon expires 9/30/14. See store for details. (Please note: ticket must remain intact for valid Fair admission.)

Punch Cards

Buy a convenient punch card with 11 days of adult Fair admission for just $88. Each punch is good for one admission to the Fair. Cards may be used by individuals or families. Chose to have them mailed to you or stop by the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Monday – Friday).

Purchase punch cards online and have them mailed to you (a 5% processing fee applies).

 

Food Tickets+

Iowa State Fair Food Tickets

Food tickets can be purchased in packs of five for $5. Each food ticket is good for $1 toward food or beverage purchase on the Fairgrounds (not valid in the Midway). 

Tickets must be used for all food and beverage purchases in the Grandstand. Additional tickets may be purchased inside the Grandstand as well.

Fair Play Packs+

Fair Play Packs

Check out the value-packed kits available for the 2014 Fair.

Please note: orders placed in the spring will not be mailed until mid-May.

Ages 5 and Under - $15 (up to a $24 value)*

• 1 Giant Slide or Ye Old Mill ride
• 1 Sky Glider ride
• 1 Snakes Alive or Train Exhibit admission
• 1 Midway ride
• 1 Pony or Camel ride
• 5 $1 food/beverage tickets

* Children ages 5 and under are admitted free every Fair day.

Ages 6-11 - $20 (up to a $36 value)

• 1 Child gate admission
• 1 Giant Slide or Ye Old Mill ride
• 1 Sky Glider ride
• 1 Snakes Alive or Train Exhibit admission
• 1 Zipline or Crazy Mouse or Windstorm Ticket*
• 1 Midway ride
• 1 Pony or Camel ride
• 5 $1 food/beverage tickets

* Zipline riders must weigh between 50 and 250 lbs. Crazy Mouse and Windstorm riders must be at least 54" tall to ride alone.

Ages 12 and Older - $20 (up to a $32 value)

• 1 Adult gate admission
• 1 Giant Slide or Ye Old Mill ride
• 1 Sky Glider ride
• 1 Snakes Alive or Train Exhibit admission
• 1 Zipline or Crazy Mouse or Windstorm Ticket*
• 5 $1 food/beverage tickets

* Zipline riders must weigh between 50 and 250 lbs. Crazy Mouse and Windstorm riders must be at least 54" tall to ride alone.

Midway+

Midway

Please note: orders placed in the spring will not be mailed until mid-May.

Midway Play Packs

Midway Play Packs include a set of five Midway ride tickets. Each ticket is good for one ride.

Midway Mega Passes

Purchase a Midway Mega Pass and enjoy unlimited rides for any one Fair day. Buy a bargain-priced weekday wristband for $25, or try the $30 wristband good for any Fair day, including weekends.

Midway Mega Passes do not include admission to the Fair. Gate admission must be purchased separately.

Zipline+

Zipline

Please note: orders placed in the spring will not be mailed until mid-May.

Be sure to enjoy the view as you experience the Fair’s Zipline, located west of the Jacobson Exhibition Center. Leap from the 28-foot tower and fly 130 feet across the grounds.