Iowa State Fair Ticket Office Now Open

"Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair, August 11-21. Plan ahead and save money on admission tickets, attractions, rides and food. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office located on the front porch of the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays for walk up orders only. Fair products are available while supplies last.

Advance Admission

Enjoy all the Fair has to offer at a $5 discount. The advance admission offer is the lowest admission price available and must be purchased before opening day, August 11.

• Adult advance admission tickets: $9 (ages 12 and older; $14 at the gate)

• Children's advance admission tickets: $5 (ages 6-11; $8 at the gate)

• Children ages 5 and under are admitted free every day

Adult and children's advance admission tickets are available at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office and online at Tickets may also be purchased at participating Iowa Hy-Vee, Fareway, and participating central Iowa Price Chopper stores (without fees).

State Fair Value Pack

This value-packed deal includes specials on select rides and food. Save $14! Value Packs are available for purchase now at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office or online at (online purchasing deadline July 31 - processing fees apply). Value Packs include the following: a reloadable Thrill Pass with 5 credits, 1 Ye Old Mill OR Snakes Alive OR Train Exhibit admission, 1 Kids Bungee Jump OR Krazy Maze, 1 Giant Slide, 1 Sky Glider, 4 $1 food/beverage tickets and 1 cup of Barksdale's State Fair Cookies. A $34 value for only $20! *Fair admission must be purchased separately, only available through August 10, while supplies last.

Thrill Park Passes

Save money on rides at the Fair by purchasing your discounted passes now:

Unlimited ($36)

Good for 1 day of unlimited rides Monday-Thursday until 10 p.m. in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville (does not include games, but credits can be added for games)

Advance ($25)

35 credits - Good any day of the Fair on any ride or game in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville

Food Tickets

Hungry? Food tickets can be purchased in packs of five for $5, and each food ticket is good for $1 toward food or beverage purchase on the Fairgrounds. You can only get food tickets at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office through August 10, while supplies last. Food tickets are not available online.

Elwell Family Park Advance Tickets

Save money on ATV/UTV Races, Truck & Tractor Pulls and the Demolition Derby by purchasing before the Fair.

Short Course UTV & ATV Racing

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Elwell Family Park

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Gates open at 9:00 a.m.)

General Admission

Adult Ticket (ages 12 and over): $15

Child Ticket (ages 2-11): $10

Pit Admission Ticket: $25

Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulls

Outlaw Young Guns Program, Sponsored by Titan Tire, Maker of Goodyear Farm Tires with media partners Iowa Farmer Today and WHO-The Big Show

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 12:00 p.m. (Gates open at 11:00 a.m.)

Elwell Family Park

Schedule: Modified 4WD Trucks, Super Farm, Light Super Stock Tractors, *Light Limited Modified Tractors, Pro Stock Tractors, *3.0 Diesel 4WD Pickups

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 12:00 p.m. (Gates open at 11:00 a.m.)

Elwell Family Park

Schedule: Pro 4WD Trucks, Modified 2WD Trucks, 540 Light Pro Tractors, Diesel Super Stock Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, *Modified Tractors, Limited Pro Stock Tractors, 4WD *NEW for 2022!

Advance Discounted Tickets

Pre-Fair Adult Ticket: $25 ($30 during the Fair)

Pre-Fair Child Ticket: $20 ($25 during the Fair)

Domination Motorsports Demolition Derby

Saturday, August 20, 2022 11:00 a.m. (Gates open at 10:00 a.m.)

Elwell Family Park

Pre-Fair Adult Ticket: $15 ($20 during the Fair)

Pre-Fair Child Ticket (2-11 years old): $10 ($15 during the Fair)

Pit (ages 10+) Admission Ticket: $25

Tickets on sale at or 800-514-3849

*All advance ticket prices are good until 11:59 p.m. on August 10, 2022.

Other tickets on sale include advance admission, Ye Old Mill, Giant Slide, Barksdale State Fair Cookies, Advance Thrill Pass and Unlimited Ride Wristbands as well as Iowa State Fair Grandstand tickets for the following concerts: Skillet with special guest Dante Bowe (Thursday, Aug. 11); Brooks & Dunn with special guest Alex Miller (Friday, Aug. 12); Nelly with special guest Ginuwine (Saturday, Aug. 13); Demi Lovato (Sunday, Aug. 14) Alanis Morissette with special guest Morgan Wade (Monday, Aug. 15); ZZ Top's Raw Whisky Tour with special guest Ann Wilson from Heart (Tuesday, Aug. 16), Comedians John Crist and friends with special guest Dusty Slay (Wednesday, Aug. 17); Kane Brown with special guest Jessie James Decker (Thursday, Aug. 18); Disturbed with special guest Chevelle (Friday, Aug. 19) Keith Urban with special guest Ingrid Andress (Saturday, Aug. 20); Carrie Underwood with special guest Adam Sanders (Sunday, Aug. 21). Tickets can be purchased at

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