Nothing compares to state fair tickets

Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments. The moment you ride the big slide, the moment you share a corn dog, the moment you earn a purple ribbon, the moments are endless and unique. With over 1 million attendees and 11 days, there are billions of moments at the Iowa State Fair, August 9-19, 2018. Advanced admission tickets are on sale now!

Advanced Admission

Purchase your discounted Admission tickets through August 8, 2018 and save over 30%.

Adults (ages 12 and over) are $8
Children (ages 6-11) are $4
Children 5 and under are FREE every Fair day.

Advanced Admission Tickets

  • Purchase and print your discounted admission tickets online at home without fees, or have them mailed to you (shipping and handling fees apply). Orders will not be mailed after July 27.

  • Beginning July 5, the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday for walk-up orders only. The office is located on the front porch of the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds. Tickets available while supplies last.

  • Beginning May 1, companies can purchase admission tickets and other products, including food tickets, by email or by phone 515.262.3111 ext 305. All orders must be placed through August 8 and while supplies last. Shipping and processing fees may apply.

Fair Time Admission:
Adult (ages 12 and over) $12
Children (ages 6-11) $6 
Children 5 and under are FREE every Fair day.
Fair time admission is available for purchase at the gate or online.

For additional questions please contact or call 515.262.3111 ext. 305

Grandstand Tickets

Tickets for all concerts and events go on sale online below or by phone at 800.514.3849.
Convenience charges apply and Fair admission tickets are not included. 

Sign up for text alerts by texting FAIR to 75782 for up to date information.

  • Casting Crowns
    Thursday August 9 | 8PM Casting Crowns with special guest Matthew West $30 $35 / $45
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  • Reba McEntire
    Friday August 10 | 8PM Reba McEntire with special guest Chase Bryant $50 $55 / $65
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  • Old Dominion
    Sunday August 12 | 8PM Old Dominion Happy Endings World Tour with special guest High Valley $21 $31 / $51
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  • Jim Gaffigan
    Tuesday August 14 | 8PM Jim Gaffigan $32 $37 / $45
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  • Earth, Wind & Fire
    Thursday August 16 | 8PM Earth, Wind & Fire with special guest Sinbad $37 $42 / $47
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  • Sugarland
    Friday August 17 | 8PM Sugarland ‘Still the Same Tour’ with special guests Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell $52 $57 / $67
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  • Florida Georgia Line
    Sunday August 19 | 8PM Florida Georgia Line with special guest Jillian Jaqueline $70 $75 / $80
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