Iowa State Fair

Grandstand Seating & COVID-19 Safety

The following describes how the seats are numbered within each section. Left is considered to the left of the entertainer as they are facing the audience (stage left) and right is to the right of the entertainer as they are facing the audience (stage right).

Rows 1-14 are in the lower tier of the Grandstand. Rows 15-31 are on the upper level. Most section seats are numbered 1-25. Number 1 is the left-most seat in the section, with seat numbers increasing to the right-most seat in that section.

Grandstand Map - Pit Standing

Grandstand Map - Pit Seating

Grandstand Security

All bags and backpacks are subject to search upon entry to the Grandstand. Refusal to comply will result in denied entry. Prohibited items include: weapons of any kind; bottles, cans, coolers; video or tape recorders (still photos may be taken at the discretion of the performer).

COVID-19 Safety Questions

How can I stay safe?

Recommendations for everyday preventative actions include:

  • Staying home when sick
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Following proper coughing etiquette
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

If you have a compromised immune system, please check with your health care provider to determine your own risks before attending events or traveling.

Is social distancing required?
Are masks required?
Are vaccines required?
What about refunds?
I purchased tickets to see performances in the 2020 Iowa State Fair Grandstand. What do I do with my ticket(s)?
I won Grandstand tickets through a contest or promotion or radio station. What can I do with them?