2015 Iowa State Fair Breaks All-Time Attendance Record
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Des Moines, IA
Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair, and the 2015 Iowa State Fair was one for the record books.
Despite a couple of rainy days, an estimated, unaudited 1,117,398 people visited the 2015 Iowa State Fair, besting the previous 2008 record of 1,109,150. The 2015 Iowa State Fair was held August 13-23. A breakdown of daily attendance is listed below:
Thursday, August 13 – 91,569
Friday, August 14 – 95,624
Saturday, August 15 – 115,959
Sunday, August 16 – 101,783
Monday, August 17 – 92,837
Tuesday, August 18 – 75,436
Wednesday, August 19 – 106,637
Thursday, August 20 – 107,449
Friday, August 21 – 106,622
Saturday, August 22 – 111,931
Sunday, August 23 – 111,821
Following the Fair, daily attendance estimates are set aside and an actual count of tickets including daily sales, advance sales, exhibitors, concessionaires, campers, children, credentials, half price, etc. is made to determine the final total attendance.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. “Nothing Compares” to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.