Fair Admission

Get your 2016 Fair tickets now and save over 30 percent. You can print your tickets at home or purchase them at the Administration Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday).

  • Adult tickets (ages 12+): $8 (thru August 10th); $12 (at the gates)
  • Child tickets (ages 6-11): $4 (thru August 10th); $6 (at the gates)
  • Ages 5 and under admitted free every Fair day

Beginning July 1st and while supplies last, Advanced Admission Tickets will be available for purchase at participating Iowa HyVee and Fareway stores.  

During the Fair,  special admission deals and discounts are only available at Fair admission gates.  Regular gate admission can be purchased both at the gates or through the Print at Home online option. 

Fair Fan Pass - $88

For added convenience, a Fair Fan Pass (formerly known as the Punch Card), is good for 11 scans of adult admission. The Fair Fan Pass is good for one scan per person any Fair day.

The Fair Fan Pass goes off sale online at noon on August 10th.  This item is an advanced product only, once the 2016 Iowa State Fair begins this product will no longer available for purchase.  

Food Tickets - $5

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 must be used for all food and beverage purchases in the Grandstand. Additional tickets may be purchased inside the Grandstand as well.

The sale of Iowa State Fair Food Tickets goes off sale online at noon on August 10th. During the Fair, if supplies last, Food Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office located on the Fairgrounds.  

Family Fun Pack - $16

Get a $34 value for $16 with the Family Fun Pack, (formally known as the Fair Play Pack)!  Save even more on Fair fun for the whole family, including discounts on select rides and food.

Includes 1 Zipline or Crazy Mouse Ticket, 1 Snakes Alive or Train Exhibit admission, 1 Pony or Camel ride or Rock Wall, 1 Giant Slide or Ye Old Mill ride, 1 Midway ride, 1 Sky Glider ride, and 5 $1 food/beverage tickets.

Family Fun Packs do not include admission to the Fair.

Family Fun Packs go off sale online at noon on August 10th. During the Fair, if supplies last, Family Fun Packs can be purchased for $20 at the Ticket Office located on the Fairgrounds.

Midway

Midway Strips - $14

Looking to save on Midway rides? Purchase your ride tickets in advance with Midway Strip. Each strip holds five Midway tickets.

Midway MegaPass 

ANYDAY MEGAPASS: $30.00 
Good any one day all day for unlimited mechanical Midway rides.

WEEKDAY SUPERSAVER MEGAPASS: $25.00
Good any one day Monday-Friday for unlimited mechanical Midway rides.

Midway Strips and Megapasses go off sale online at noon on August 10th.  These Midway items are advanced products only, once the 2016 Iowa State Fair begins these products will no longer available for purchase.  

Grandstand Tickets

Tickets for select Grandstand concerts and events are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000. All concert seats are reserved, Tractor Pull is general admission. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office is currently open for walk-up orders only (while tickets remain). Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair.

  • Newsboys
    Thursday August 11 | 8PM Newsboys with special guest Francesca Battistelli $30 $35 / $45
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  • Meghan Trainor
    Friday August 12 | 8PM Meghan Trainor and special guests Hailee Steinfeld and Common Kings $45 $50 / $60
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  • Brett Eldredge
    Saturday August 13 | 8PM Brett Eldredge with special guest Chris Janson $32 $37 / $47
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  • Jason Derulo
    Sunday August 14 | 8PM Jason Derulo with special guest Daya $35 $40 / $47
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  • Dierks Bentley
    Monday August 15 | 8PM Dierks Bentley with special guest Tucker Beathard $57
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  • Rock Hall Three for All
    Tuesday August 16 | 8PM Rock Hall Three for All Heart and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick $32 $42 / $52
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  • Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull
    Wednesday August 17 | 2PM Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull Sponsored by Iowa Farmer Today $25 $10
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  • An Evening with Jeff Dunham
    Thursday August 18 | 8PM An Evening with Jeff Dunham Perfectly Unbalanced $32 $42 / $52
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  • KISS
    Friday August 19 | 8PM KISS with The Dead Daisies $50 $60 / $85
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  • Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band
    Saturday August 20 | 8PM Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band $45 $55 / $65
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  • Lady Antebellum
    Sunday August 21 | 8PM Lady Antebellum with special guest Kelsea Ballerini $40 $55 / $65
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