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Less than 100 days until the Iowa State Fair!

Less than 100 days until the 2022 Iowa State Fair and we can't wait to talk about entertainment, competition, special contests and MORE! Concrete statues and parade applications are open. Entries for food, livestock, and family living are coming in. Applications for seasonal employment are being accepted today. Get a couple coupons for buckets or cups of Barksdale's Iowa State Fair cookies or the Sky Glider, Giant Slide, Ye Old Mill. And, save money with a value pack full of discounts, ride wristbands and advance admission tickets.

Check out the list of FREE entertainment below from classic rock and Christian to country and Fair favorites Hairball, Country Gold, Ron Diamond, Bob Dorr and The Nadas. There won't be a night to miss!

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

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

August 11 Ian Munsick

August 12 Adam Doleac

August 13 Frank Ray

August 14 Sammy Kershaw

August 15 Country Gold featuring LeRoy VanDyke with T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang

August 16 HAIRBALL

August 17 HAIRBALL

August 18 Wang Chung

August 19 Levi Hummon

August 20 Slaughter

August 21 Casey Donahew

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

August 11-12 Liliac

August 13 2022 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation

August 14 Parranderos Latin Combo & Pillao Rodriguez

August 15-20 Ron Diamond

August 21 Anne Wilson

MidAmerican Energy Stage with Iowa Realty and media sponsor KCCI

August 11 Jason Brown

August 12 The Nadas

August 13 Colt Ford

August 14 Bulletboys

August 15 Stephen Pearcy the Voice of RATT

August 16 Spencer Crandall

August 17 Alana Springsteen

August 18 Resurrection- A Journey Tribute

August 19 Chase Matthew

August 20 Bob Dorr's Iowa Music Revue

August 21 Quiet Riot

Fun Forest Stage sponsored by Community Choice Credit Union

August 11-21 Fantastick Patrick

August 11-21 The Rubber Chicken Show with Greg Frisbee

Other Grounds Entertainment

Chainsaw Artists Gary Keenan and TJ Jenkins - Country School area

Red Trouser Show - Expo Hill

Brian Sobaski's Straw Art - Near Giant Slide

Sandscapes - Thrill Ville Entrance on Grand

Disc-Connected K-9's, sponsored by Mountain Valley Spring Water - Jacobson Building West Lawn

Wheels of Agriculture - Near Gate 15 and Little Hands on the Farm

Bandaloni, Strolling Piano, Robocars - Strolling

All free entertainment is available with admission. Adult advance admission tickets are just $9 in advance ($14 at the gate). Purchase tickets online at iowastatefair.org or beginning July 5, tickets will be available at participating Iowa Hy-Vee, Fareway and Price Chopper locations. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office also opens Tuesday, July 5 for walk-up orders.

The complete daily program of events and entertainment will be released in July.