Grandstand Ticket Information

Children under the age of 2 do not need a Grandstand ticket. Please see concert maps for reserved and seated or standing pit area. Convenience charges apply to all tickets.

Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission.


Only and sell official online tickets for the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Although other online ticket brokers may imply they are an official seller, we can’t guarantee tickets purchased from other sources are legitimate.

We understand the frustration with third-party ticket sellers and have put in place the following procedures:

  • Radius restrictions for ticket delivery
  • Bot stoppers
  • Customer/Order ticket limits
  • Technology to look for and block fraudulent behavior,

As third-party tactics change, we will continue to evolve our technology and practices to help make sure Iowa State Fair Grandstand tickets go directly to our loyal concert-goers and fans.

For questions, email

Grandstand Seating

Grandstand Weather

When the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning impacting the Grandstand, an announcement will be communicated over the public address system as well as video boards advising to shelter in place, move to the interior of the Grandstand, or evacuate the Grandstand. If a severe weather event occurs, Grandstand ushers, security personnel and law enforcement will give instructions. This may delay the event start time.