The media credential request period for the 2017 Iowa State Fair has closed.

You can still purchase advanced admission tickets by August 9th at a discounted rate.

Admission Tickets

If you have questions, please email: 

Satellite Truck

Satellite trucks require special credentials to enter the grounds. Please send an email with the license plate number of the vehicle, size of vehicle and any vehicle specific needs to Also, include cell phone number and full contact information for an on-call staff member should any issues arise. Arrangements for satellite truck parking must be made in advance due to limited space availability. 

Ticketed Fair Events

No filming, taping, photography or recording of any Grandstand show or event without prior consent and agreement. Requests for backstage or photo passes and/or reviewer seats are referred to the artist's management and/or label. Approved photos of Grandstand performances are available from the Iowa State Fair upon request at at least 48 hours prior to the show. 

Working Media 

All media need to check in at the Media Room to receive their official media badge. For safety purposes, this badge allows our public safety, volunteers, and other employees know that you are approved for interviews, photographs, and video production. The air-conditioned media room is located in the Administration building and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Internet access, computer hook ups, electricity, desk space, news releases and restrooms are available. Entrance is located on the lower West side of the Administration building.