Getting to the Fair is easy. You can pay to park in the Fair's lots, park for free and ride DART's State Fair Park & Ride shuttle or arrive via motor coach, once you arrive, "Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair!
Blue Line Parking Shuttle
Due to popular demand the Fair will now offer additional parking. Parking lots are available for motorcycle and vehicle parking in the North and Northeast Lots for $10. New this year, Fairgoers can take the Blue Line Parking Shuttle inside the North and Northeast parking lots for FREE from designated stops to the admission gates. Bicycle parking is also available inside Gate 10 for free.
taxis, uber and lyft
New this year, taxis, Uber and Lyft will be available at Gate 1 for pick up and drop off.
DART Park & Ride
Show your advance Fair admission ticket at one of DART’s three State Fair Park & Ride locations and receive half off the round-trip fare. Parking is free at all DART locations.
Discounted round-trip fares with advanced Fair admission tickets are $1 for adults and 50 cents for seniors (ages 65+), people with disabilities, Medicare card holders and children (ages 6-10). Regular round-trip fares are $2 for adults and $1 for seniors (ages 65+), people with disabilities, Medicare card holders and children (ages 6-10). Children ages 5 and under are free. All buses are wheelchair accessible. Cash only.
Free parking is available at three locations from 8:30 a.m. to midnight every day of the Fair.
- Center Street Park & Ride – 7th and Center Streets
- Southeast Polk School – NE 80th Street and Highway 163
- State Capitol – on East 12th Street
The hours are 8:30 a.m. to midnight every day of the Fair at all Park & Ride locations. Call DART at 515.283.8100 for more details.