Visitor Information

Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair. Ride the big slide, share a corn dog, earn a purple ribbon, you can't miss the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18, 2024.

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Buy Tickets

Make sure you get your tickets for the Iowa State Fair, where Nothing Compares.

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Buy Tickets

Fair Hours

Find out the times for Fairgrounds, buildings and attractions during the Iowa State Fair.

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Fair Hours

Deals and Discounts

You can save on your Fair must-haves with special discounts and deals!

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Deals and Discounts

Kid Friendly Activities

The Fair has enough kid-friendly activities to keep families busy all 11 days!

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Kid Friendly Activities

Fairgrounds Map

Download a map of the Iowa State Fairgrounds before visiting.


Iowa State Fairgrounds Grand Concourse


Looking for something special at the Iowa State Fair? A certain type of food or a specific product?

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Don’t get lost - get directions to the Iowa State Fairgrounds and ensure you have as much time as possible for Fair fun.

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Get Directions

Parking / DART Park & Ride

Park in the Fairgrounds parking lots or at DART Park & Ride locations around Des Moines.

Park or Ride to the Fair

DART Park & Ride at the Fair

Groups & Tours

Find opportunities for groups and tours, and experience hundreds of food choices, free entertainment and competition.

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Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair!

Sensory-Friendly Morning

Find information for attending the Fair on Sensory-Friendly Morning.

Learn about Sensory-Friendly Morning

Fair Mascots playing a game

Spanish Speaking Fairgoers

Get Fair information in Spanish.

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Band and dancing on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage

Camping & Lodging

The beautiful, 160-acre Iowa State Fair Campgrounds are home to century-old trees, woodland flora and small wildlife. Learn more about off-seasons camping and Fair time camping at the Iowa State Fair Campgrounds.

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Disability Assistance

The Fair Board is committed to making the grounds, facilities, and services accessible to all.

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Fairgrounds Renovations

Get information about all of the projects taking place on the Fairgrounds.

Learn about Fairgrounds Renovations 

Frequently Asked Questions

There's a lot of information at the Fair. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

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