Tickets for Grandstand concerts and events will go on sale through www.etix.com or can be purchased at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office. All concert seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply.

Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair, but admission tickets are on sale at www.etix.com.

See Grandstand Acts

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Free Entertainment

From rock legends to country up-and-comers, "Nothing Compares" to this year's entertainment, all free with gate admission. So sit back, relax and enjoy the shows. No matter what time of day it is, you're certain to find something that will entertain everyone in your family. 

Free entertainment is always a highlight of the Fair.

Free Entertainment Acts

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There is plenty of fun, excitement and thrills to be found at the Iowa State Fair. From Elwell Family Park and Thrill Parks to classic Fair favorites like the Giant Slide and the Ye Old Mill, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Don't miss the Thrill Parks - Thrill Ville, Thrill Town and Thrill Zone!

See Attractions

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Elwell Family Park

Elwell Family Park hosts fast-paced, high skill, roaring thunder and pure adrenaline events during the Iowa State Fair.

See Elwell Family Park

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Fair Schedule

With livestock shows, entertainment, contests, rides, food and more, it's easy to spend a day - or even two or three - at the Iowa State Fair.

See the Daily Schedule

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