2023 Iowa State Fair, August 10-20

Only 100 days until the 2023 Iowa State Fair and the BEST DAYS EVER! Food, concerts, local entertainment, special contests, zany competitions, livestock and more! Make your plans today to celebrate the Best Days Ever by designing a concrete statue or applying to be in the State Fair parade, or entering a contest or livestock, food, fabric and threads, creative arts, photography, horticulture and floriculture competition! Maybe you want to get a couple coupons for the Giant Slide, Ye Old Mill or a Value Pack full of coupons? Maybe you are hungry for a cup or bucket of Barksdale's Iowa State Fair cookies or can't wait to ride the rides in Thrill Ville and Thrill Town?

Check out the list of FREE entertainment from daytime family-friendly shows and up-and-coming artists, Fair favorites, as well as top-notch tribute bands. Hairball, Country Gold, Ron Diamond, Bob Dorr and The Nadas return to the Fair along with nights chock-full of country, classic rock, contemporary Christian, blues/reggae, alternative and Latin. There is something for every music fan in the family, you won't want to miss a night!

You can also find our complete Grandstand list of concerts on sale now at iowastatefair.org.

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

August 10 Priscilla Block

August 11 Blake Guyre (Tribute to Elton John/Billy Joel)

August 12 Shane Profitt

August 13 Nate Smith

August 14-15 Hairball

August 16 Ned LeDoux

August 17 Megan Moroney

August 18 Ingrid Andress

August 19 Claire Rosinkranz

August 20 Asleep at the Wheel

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

August 10-11 Rockland Road

August 12 2023 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation presented by Nature Hill

August 13 Latino Celebration

August 14-18 Hypnotist Ron Diamond

August 19 Country Gold – LeRoy Van Dyke, Mandy Barnett, David Frizzell

August 20 CAIN

MidAmerican Energy Stage with Iowa Realty and media sponsor KCCI 8

August 10 Jason Brown

August 11 The Nadas

August 12 Good To Be King (A Tribute to Tom Petty)

August 13 Renata The Band

August 14 Autograph

August 15 Vixen

August 16 Great White

August 17 TBA

August 18 Paradise Kitty

August 19 Bob Dorr's Iowa Music Revue

August 20 Junior Marvin & the Legendary Wailers

Fun Forest Stage sponsored by Community Choice Credit Union

August 10-20 Fantastick Patrick, comedy and incredible tricks

August 10-20 Barrel O'Fun, magic show

Other Grounds Entertainment

Chainsaw Artists Gary Keenan, T.J. Jenkins and Clint Henik – Country School Area

Bruno's Tiger Show – Near Gate 15 and Little Hands on the Farm

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

The Red Trouser Show - Acrobatics, Fire Juggling, Comedy – Expo Hill

Bandaloni, one-man band – Strolling

The Strolling Piano – Strolling

Robocars, transforming robot vehicles – Strolling

Brian Sobaski's Straw Art – Near Giant Slide

Sandscapes – Thrill Ville Entrance on the Grand Concourse

All free entertainment is available with admission. Adult advance admission tickets are just $11 in advance ($16 at the gate). Purchase tickets online at iowastatefair.org or beginning July 1, tickets will be available at participating Iowa Hy-Vee, Fareway and Price Chopper locations. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office also opens Wednesday, July 5 for walk-up orders.

The complete daily program of events and entertainment will be released in July on our website www.iowastatefair.org and on the official Iowa State Fair App. Sign up for our e-newsletter and text alerts, download our App and follow us on social media for the latest information as well as giveaways and contests.