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Fair Admission+

Iowa State Fair Admission

Admission Tickets

Get your 2015 Fair tickets now and save nearly 30 percent. You can print your tickets at home, purchase them at select locations or choose to have them mailed to you.

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

Purchase tickets online and print them at home or have them mailed to you. Tickets can also be purchased at the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Monday – Friday) or at participating Iowa Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstores and Fareway Stores.

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 9/30/15. 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. Choose 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. Available while supplies last.

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).

Order online and food tickets will be mailed to you (a 5% processing fee applies). Starting July 6, food tickets may also be purchased at the State Fair Ticket Office located in the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds (open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday). Available while supplies last. Please note: online orders to be mailed will close on August 2 to allow time for mailing. All online orders will close at Noon on August 12.

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. Order online and Fair Play Packs will be mailed to you (a 5% processing fee applies), or purchase at the State Fair Ticket Office beginning July 6. The Ticket Office is located in the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds (open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday). Available while supplies last. Please note: online orders to be mailed will close on August 2 to allow time for mailing. All online orders will close at Noon on August 12.

Ages 5 and Under - $15 (up to a $26.50 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 $38.50 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 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)

• 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

Order online and Midway deals will be mailed to you (a 5% processing fee applies), or purchase at the State Fair Ticket Office beginning July 6. The Ticket Office is located in the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds (open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday). Available while supplies last. Please note: online orders to be mailed will close on August 2 to allow time for mailing. All online orders will close at Noon on August 12.

  • Buy a set of five midway ride tickets for $14. Each ticket good for one ride. Order online and have them mailed to you (a 5% processing fee applies), or beginning July 6, purchase at the State Fair Ticket Office. Must be purchased by August 12. Available while supplies last.

  • Unlimited rides! Weekday Mega Passes are just $25 and are good for unlimited mechanical rides any one weekday from open to close. Or, purchase and Any Day Mega Pass for $30, good for unlimited mechanical rides any one Fair day (including weekends). Order online and have them mailed to you (a 5% processing fee applies) or purchase them at the State Fair Ticket Office. Mega Passes are also available at participating Walgreens. The pass must be exchanged at the Midway ticket booth for a one-day only Midway wristband. (Not good for gate admission.) Must be purchased by August 12. Available while supplies last.

  • 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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Available during the Fair at Midway ticket booths only.

Check back in the summer for more Midway deals.