Iowa State Fair

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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.

Barksdale's State Fair Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Pre-Order Cookie Dough

It's Back! Pre-order Barksdale's State Fair Chocolate Chip Cookie DOUGH November 3-28.

How to Order

Competition Results

Competition Results

Find the 2021 Iowa State Fair Competition Results.

Competition Results

Image Gallery

2021 Image Gallery

Find images from the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Image Gallery

Iowa State Fairgrounds Flea Market

Flea Market

Visit the Iowa State Fairgrounds Flea Market.

Flea Market Details

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

Photo by Maggie Mae Images.

Fair Merchandise

You can get your favorite Iowa State Fair souvenirs from the Blue Ribbon Foundation's Online Store. With traditional Fair collectibles and apparel items such as sweatshirts, hats and more, there's something for everybody.

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Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation