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.

Thrill Parks rides

Tickets on Sale

Advance admission tickets and Thrill Park passes and wristbands on sale now

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Kids in The Kitchen Cooking Class

Kids in The Kitchen

Hands-on opportunity for kids in The Kitchen! | Saturday, March 2 | 10 a.m.

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Grandstand

2024 Grandstand

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Internships

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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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Merchandise

Fair Merchandise

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

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Iowa State Fair Merchandise