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It's never too early to invest in some Fair fun! Advance admission ticket information and pricing will be available in late fall. 

Fair Admission+

Iowa State Fair Admission

Advance admission tickets for the 2015 Iowa State Fair will be available in November. 

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 at Iowa State Fair Ticket Office on the front porch of the Administration Building.

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.

Fair Play Packs+

Fair Play Packs

These value-packed kits offer discounts on admission, food and select rides. Listed below are the packages available for the 2014 Fair. Check back in the spring for pricing and details regarding the 2015 Fair Play Packs. 

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.

Midway+

Midway

Check back in the spring for details on the 2015 Midway ride tickets and wristbands. 

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 90 feet across the grounds. Please note: Zipline riders must weigh between 50 and 250 lbs.

Check back in the spring for information on ride tickets for the 2015 Fair.