Iowa State Fair
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.

Grand Concourse

Tickets on Sale

Admission tickets and select products now on sale!

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Charcuterie Wreath

Charcuterie Wreath Class

Register for the Charcuterie Wreath and Wine Class!

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Cookie Dough

State Fair Cookie Dough

Pre-Ordered Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pickup Instructions

Pickup Instructions



Learn more about employment and internships at the Iowa State Fair.

Employment and Internships

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

Image Gallery

Fair Dates & Attendance


Find the attendance numbers from 2022.

Fair Dates & Attendance


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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