The Iowa State Fair offers a variety of options for corporate events and employee outings. Any of the following selections may be used on their own or combined for a fun-filled day at the Fair. Discount admission tickets, Family Fun Pack, midway and food coupons must be ordered by July 28 to allow mailing time before the Fair. Supply of tickets is limited, and we recommend you purchase early to ensure we can accommodate your needs.

To purchase group admission tickets, Family Fun Packs, Grandstand tickets and food coupons, please contact our Admissions Department at 515/262-3111 x305.

Discount Admission Tickets

Through August 9, save over 30 percent with discounted advance admission tickets. Adult advance admission is just $8 ($12 at the Gate) and children, ages 6-11, are $4 in advance ($6 at the Gate). Children ages 5 and under are admitted free.

Family Fun Pack - $16 (up to a $34 value)

This value-packed kit offers discounts on food and select rides.

  • 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
  • 5 $1 food/beverage tickets

*Zipline riders must weigh between 40 and 250 lbs. Crazy Mouse riders must be at least 54" tall to ride alone.

**Pony riders must be under 60 lbs. This does not pertain to camel rides.

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).

Food tickets or a debit/credit card must be used for all food and beverage purchases in the Grandstand. Additional tickets may be purchased inside the Grandstand as well.

Grandstand tickets

Blocks of Grandstand tickets can be reserved for groups. To allow time for shipping, all purchases must be made by July 28. If you have other needs for a large group outing, please contact us with your specific questions at 515/262-3111 ext. 305.

2016 Grandstand Line-up