Limited Number of Tickets On Sale Now
The Iowa State Fair has so many things to see or do, but if you are looking for a smaller, exclusive, up-close or one-on-one experience, we have just the right things for you.
Llamas, goats and bunnies are back in 2022! It's a workout with a high level of cuteness. Tickets are required for each class. The first 50 people registered will receive an Iowa State Fair Barnyard Yoga Mat along with a swag bag with fruit from Capital City Fruit and MORE. Classes fill up quickly and all ages are welcome. All classes sponsored by Iowa Healthiest State Initiative.
Goat Yoga - Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m.
Llama Yoga - Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m.
Bunny Yoga - Sunday, August 21 at 9 a.m.
Cost: $25 per person
Cuddles and Snuggles Chore Time
A true behind-the-scenes family event! This is your chance to help with morning chores, grab some baby animal snuggles and help wake up the action in the Animal Learning Center. Space is limited and tickets sell fast.
Friday, August 12 from 8-9 a.m.
Saturday, August 13 from 8-9 a.m.
Monday, August 15 from 8-9 a.m.
Thursday, August 18 from 8-9 a.m.
Saturday, August 20 from 8-9 a.m.
Cost: $40 per family (6-person max)
Fair After Dark - Barnyard Brews
Fair After Dark is a 21 years and older, exclusive event after the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center closes to the public. Selfies with the babies, whisky "sow"-ers, and answers to all of your farming questions. Tickets are limited for this behind-the-scenes experience. Must be 21 or over to participate.
Friday, August 19 from 8:30-10:30 p.m.
NEW! The Kitchen
The Kitchen is NEW this year (located in the Maytag Family Theater Building) and there is nothing else like it on the Fairgrounds. The renovated, state-of-the-art kitchen was designed around teaching, learning and sharing. Whether you are just curious about cooking and baking or you are the envy of your friends and family, you are invited to stop, sit for a minute and learn from some amazing Iowans.
Five different sessions will be held per day including mixology, charcuterie, macaroons, food styling and photography, honey, cupcake animals, meal planning, constructing a wedding cake and MORE. Appliances graciously provided by Warners' Stellian.
Most classes in The Kitchen are free to the public, with the exception of the classes below. For a complete schedule, visit iowastatefair.org.
The following classes require pre-registration:
Kids in The Kitchen - Fruit Salsa Workshop
This is a hands-on kids-in-the-kitchen workshop. Kids will learn how to cut fruit safely and create a healthy snack. Presented by the Iowa State University Culinary Science Club. (ages 8-12 years)
August 16 from 3-4 p.m.
Kids in The Kitchen - Cookie Decorating Techniques
This will be a royally good time learning how to decorate cookies using royal icing. Each participant will take home two decorated cookies. Presented by the Iowa State University Culinary Science Club. (ages 6-12 years)
August 16 from 7-8 p.m.
Adult Charcuterie Workshop
Engage in the growing popularity of charcuterie boards. Learn the basics of a board along with recipes. Cost includes a completed board to take home. Presented by the Iowa State University Culinary Club. (over 18 years)
August 16 from 5-6 p.m.
A limited number of tickets are on sale at for these exclusive events at www.iowastatefair.org. Fair admission is not included.