Iowa State Fair

Find Your Fun

At the Iowa State Fair

The internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowa’s great celebration, a salute to the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement.

Fair Dates & Attendance


Find the attendance numbers from 2022.

Fair Dates & Attendance

Ribbons at the Fair

Competition Results

Find the results for Iowa State Fair competitions.


Image Gallery

Image Gallery

See all of the exciting events that took place at this year's Fair!

Image Gallery

Bill Riley Talent Search

Bill Riley Talent Search

See who's won the Bill Riley Talent Search.

Bill Riley Talent Search Archive

Notable Highlights

Notable Numbers

Find the notable numbers and highlights from the 2022 Fair.

What's New

Show Programs

Show Programs

Find 2022 Iowa State Fair livestock show programs.

Show Programs


Fair Merchandise

Get your favorite souvenirs from the Blue Ribbon Foundation Online Store.

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Iowa State Fair Merchandise

Iowa State Fairgrounds

Year Round Events

For 11 days in August, it’s a fairground, but for the other 354 days of the year, the Iowa State Fairgrounds is home to auto shows, livestock exhibitions, flea markets, antique shows, concerts, trade shows and more.

Fairgrounds Event Calendar

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