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.

Little boys enjoying Thrill Parks rides

Tickets on Sale

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

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2024 Grandstand

Check out who is coming to Iowa State Fair Grandstand in 2024

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Mastering Macarons Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m.

The Kitchen

Mastering Macarons class | Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m.

Registration Information

Fairgoers on the Grand Concourse

Commercial Space

Applications open for commercial space during the Fair


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

Cars on Grand Concourse


Fair Merchandise

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

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