Free Entertainment

Free Entertainment

What are the the things you can’t miss, the things you always need to eat or see or do? With over 1 million attendees and 11 days, there is so much to see and do at the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18, 2024.

Free entertainment with gate admission is always a highlight of the Fair.

Susan Knapp Amphitheater sponsored by Prairie Meadows with media sponsor WHO 13

Thursday August 08

The Steel Woods

Friday August 09

Restless Road

Saturday August 10

The War and Treaty

Sunday August 11

Kelsey Hart

Monday August 12

49 Winchester

Tuesday August 13 through Wednesday August 14

Hairball (80s rock tribute)

Thursday August 15


Friday August 16

Blake Guyre (Elton John and Billy Joel tribute)

Saturday August 17

Ella Langley

Sunday August 18

Matt Stell

Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi with media sponsor iHeart

Thursday August 08 through Friday August 09

The Little Mermen (Disney movie hits)

Saturday August 10

Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation

Sunday August 11 through Sunday August 11

Salsa del Soul Productions

Monday August 12 through Monday August 12

Country Gold with LeRoy Van Dyke and the Malpass Brothers

Tuesday August 13 through Saturday August 17

Ron Diamond

Sunday August 18

Cochren & Co.

MidAmerican Energy Stage with Iowa Realty and media sponsor KCCI

Thursday August 08

The Family Stone

Friday August 09 through Friday August 09

The Nadas

Saturday August 10

Good To Be King (Tom Petty tribute)

Sunday August 11

Austin Snell

Monday August 12

Transit Authority (Chicago tribute)

Tuesday August 13


Wednesday August 14

Tayler Holder

Thursday August 15

The Pork Tornadoes

Friday August 16

Not Quite Brothers

Saturday August 17

Jason Brown

Sunday August 18


Fun Forest Stage sponsored by Community Choice Credit Union

August 8-18 The Chipper Experience (Children's magic show)

August 8-18 The Dollipops (Children's music)

Other Grounds Entertainment

Chainsaw Artists Gary Keenan, T.J. Jenkins and Clint Henik – Expo Hill

Brian Sobaski's Straw Sculptures – Ruan Plaza and near the Giant Slide

Flying Fools Dive Show, sponsored by Mountain Valley Spring Water – Jacobson Exhibition Center West Lawn

iFlip, sponsored by Mountain Valley Spring Water – Jacobson Exhibition Center West Lawn

Hot Glass Academy – Heritage Village, next to First Church

Cowboy Boot Camp – North of Little Hands on the Farm

Kids Can Cook – Variety Theater

Bandaloni, sponsored by Holt Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical, LLC – Strolling

The Illuminator – Strolling

The Ice Cream Show – Strolling