Buy Tickets

It's never too early to invest in some Fair fun!

If you have already completed your print at home purchase, click here and log in to download and print your tickets.

Please note: Online orders are now closed (with the exception of print at home tickets). All online orders previously placed are only available for will call pickup August 12-23 from 7 a.m - 8 p.m. Will call is located outside of the Fairgrounds at the intersection of E 30th and Logan. 

Fair Admission+

Iowa State Fair Admission

Admission Tickets

Get your 2015 Fair tickets now! You can print your tickets at home or purchase them at the gate. 

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

Purchase tickets online and print them at home

Please note: Online orders are now closed (with the exception of print at home tickets). All online orders previously placed are only available for will call pickup August 12-23 from 7 a.m - 8 p.m. Will call is located outside of the Fairgrounds at the intersection of E 30th and Logan. 

Enjoy an even bigger benefit when buying online: print at home tickets have a coupon for a free small Potato Olé® with purchase at participating Iowa-area Taco John’s. Coupon expires 9/30/15. See store for details. (Please note: ticket must remain intact for valid Fair admission.)

 

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).

Purchase tickets at the State Fair Ticket Office located in the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds (open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Available while supplies last. 

Please note: Online orders are now closed. All online orders previously placed are only available for will call pickup August 12-23 from 7 a.m - 8 p.m. Will call is located outside of the Fairgrounds at the intersection of E 30th and Logan. 

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

These value-packed kits offer discounts on admission, food and select rides. Purchase at the State Fair Ticket Office. The Ticket Office is located in the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds (open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Available while supplies last. 

Please note: Online orders are now closed. All online orders previously placed are only available for will call pickup August 12-23 from 7 a.m - 8 p.m. Will call is located outside of the Fairgrounds at the intersection of E 30th and Logan. 

Ages 5 and Under - $15 (up to a $26.50 value)* - SOLD OUT

• 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 $38.50 value) - SOLD OUT

• 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 Rock Wall 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 $32.50 value) - SOLD OUT

• 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 Rock Wall 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.

 

Midway+

Midway

  • Missed out on the Mega Pass? Don’t worry, more bargains are in store: Weekdays only, $25 each day buys a wristband good for unlimited mechanical rides from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Available during the Fair at Midway ticket booths only.