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


Fair Food Frenzy

Fair Food Frenzy

Vote for your Fair food favorites in the Iowa State Fair Food Frenzy!

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Free Entertainment

Free Entertainment

The special events application deadline is April 1, 2023. Fill out your application today!

Special Events Application

Grand Concourse

Tickets on Sale

Admission tickets and select products now on sale! Buy yours today!

Buy Tickets Today!


Employment and Internships

Learn more about employment and internship opportunities at the Iowa State Fair.

Employment and Internships


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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