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.

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Grandstand

2024 Grandstand

The Fair's largest stage with 11 nights of top performers; buy tickets now.

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Farm to Fair

Farm to Fair Dinner

Enter to win a free dinner brought to you by Iowa’s farmers August 17

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2022 Tractor Pulls

Deals & Discounts

Advance admission, Ag Experiences, Elwell Family Park and Thrill Park passes on sale now.

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Gate admissions

Now Hiring!

Apply now for seasonal opportunities and check out the Hiring Event July 11.

Work at the Fair

Ribbons

Competitions

From pies to quilts to livestock, enter competitions at the Iowa State Fair.

Fair Competitions

Kids at the Fair

Kid Friendly Activities

The Fair is a great place to be a kid! Find Kid Friendly Activities as well as a kids' Ag Art Contest.

Kid Friendly Activities

Win a chance at $5 million!

Lottery and State Fair Celebrate Years of Partnership

The Iowa Lottery officially has FAIR FEVER! This hot new promotion is a partnership between the Iowa State Fair and the Iowa Lottery for the first-of-its-kind Iowa State Fair scratch ticket with several cash and Iowa State Fair Grandstand concert series prize opportunities for the 2024 Iowa State Fair… including a chance to win up to $5 million in a live lottery game show on the opening day of the 2024 Iowa State Fair!

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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

Cars on Grand Concourse

Merchandise

Fair Merchandise

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

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