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Fair Admission+

Iowa State Fair Admission

Get those 2014 Fair tickets by Thursday, August 7, and save nearly 30 percent. You can print your tickets at home or choose to pick them up at Will Call.

• Adult tickets (ages 12+): $8
• Child tickets (ages 6-11): $4
• Ages 5 and under admitted free every Fair day

Enjoy an even bigger benefit when buying early: advance admission 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.)

Online Ticket Orders

Print at Home Tickets

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.

Please note: The advanced ticket rate for print at home tickets will expire at Midnight on Wednesday, August 6. 

Will Call Tickets

Purchase tickets online and pick them up at Will Call (a 5% processing fee applies). 

Please note: All will call orders will close at Noon on Wednesday, August 6, to allow time for processing. Orders placed after Sunday, July 27, will be available for pick up at Will Call beginning Tuesday, August 5. The Will Call Office will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 5-17.

Walk-up Ticket Orders

Iowa State Fair Ticket Office

Tickets can be purchased at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office (open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon).

Beginning Monday, August 4, the Ticket Office will open a satellite location at Gate 14 in the North Parking Lot open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 4-5 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 6. 

Ticket Outlets

Advanced admission tickets are also available at participating Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drug, Dahls and Fareway stores.

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.

Purchase punch cards online and pick them up at Will Call (a 5% processing fee applies), or stop by the the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office (open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon). 

Beginning Monday, August 4, the Ticket Office will open a satellite location at Gate 14 in the North Parking Lot open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 4-5 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 6. 

Please note: All will call orders will close at Noon on Wednesday, August 6, to allow time for processing. Orders placed after Sunday, July 27 will be available for pick up at Will Call beginning Tuesday, August 5. The Will Call Office will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 5-17.

Food Tickets+

Iowa State Fair Food Tickets

Though not mandatory, food tickets may 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 can be purchased online and picked up at Will Call (a 5% processing fee applies) or may be purchased at Iowa State Fair Ticket Office (open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon). 

Beginning Monday, August 4, the Ticket Office will open a satellite location at Gate 14 in the North Parking Lot open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 4-5 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 6. 

Food tickets or debit/credit cards must be used for all food and beverage purchases in the Grandstand. Additional tickets may be purchased inside the Grandstand as well.

Please note: All will call orders will close at Noon on Wednesday, August 6, to allow time for processing. Orders placed after Sunday, July 27 will be available for pick up at Will Call beginning Tuesday, August 5. The Will Call Office will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 5-17.

Fair Play Packs+

Fair Play Packs

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

Fair Play Packs may be purchased online and picked up at Will Call (a 5% processing fee applies) or purchased at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office (open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon). 

Beginning Monday, August 4, the Ticket Office will open a satellite location at Gate 14 in the North Parking Lot open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 4-5 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 6. 

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 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 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 Ticket*
• 5 $1 food/beverage tickets

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

Please note: All will call orders will close at Noon on Wednesday, August 6, to allow time for processing. Orders placed after Sunday, July 27 will be available for pick up at Will Call beginning Tuesday, August 5. The Will Call Office will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 5-17.

Midway+

Midway

Midway Play Packs

Midway Play Packs include a set of five Midway ride tickets for $14. Each ticket is good for one ride. Packs may be purchased online and picked up at Will Call (a 5% processing fee applies) or purchased at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office (open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon). 

Beginning Monday, August 4, the Ticket Office will open a satellite location at Gate 14 in the North Parking Lot open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 4-5 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 6. 

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 (Monday-Friday), or try the $30 wristband good for any Fair day, including weekends.

Mega Passes may be purchased online and picked up at Will Call (a 5% processing fee applies) or purchased in person at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office (open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon), statewide Walgreens or Des Moines area Hy-Vee stores.

Beginning Monday, August 4, the Ticket Office will open a satellite location at Gate 14 in the North Parking Lot open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 4-5 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 6. 

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

Please note: All will call orders will close at Noon on Wednesday, August 6, to allow time for processing. Orders placed after Sunday, July 27 will be available for pick up at Will Call beginning Tuesday, August 5. The Will Call Office will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 5-17.

Zipline+

Zipline

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.

Purchase your Zipline Tickets now through August 6 and save 40%! Rides are sold in packs of two for $10. During the Fair, rides are $7 each, or two for $12. 

Zipline Tickets may be purchased online and picked up at Will Call (a 5% processing fee applies) or purchased at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office (open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon). 

Beginning Monday, August 4, the Ticket Office will open a satellite location at Gate 14 in the North Parking Lot open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 4-5 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 6. 

Please note: All will call orders will close at Noon on Wednesday, August 6, to allow time for processing. Orders placed after Sunday, July 27 will be available for pick up at Will Call beginning Tuesday, August 5. The Will Call Office will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 5-17.