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.

Iowa State Fair Grandstand

Grandstand Entertainment

Iowa State Fair Grandstand | presented by Homemakers Furniture on the Krause Group Stage


Free Entertainment

Free Entertainment

Check out the 2023 Iowa State Fair Free Entertainment lineup.

Free Entertainment

Iowa State Fair Campgrounds


Find more information about camping at the Iowa State Fair Campgrounds!

Start Camping

Elwell Family Park

Elwell Family Park

Find the Elwell Family Park event listings for the 2023 Fair and buy tickets!


Grand Concourse

Tickets on Sale

Admission tickets, Elwell Family Park events and select products now on sale! Buy yours today!

Buy Tickets Today!



Learn more about employment opportunities at the Iowa State Fair.


Blue Ribbons

Competitive Events

Learn how to enter competitions at the 2023 Iowa State Fair.

Enter Competitions


Fair Merchandise

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

Buy Merchandise Today

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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