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Attention line skippers and savvy spenders, save time and money by buying your advance admission tickets and Thrill Park passes and wristbands.

Discount Advance Admission

Ag Experiences

Elwell Family Park

Attractions

Barksdale's State Fair Cookies

Grandstand

Iowa State Fair Mural

Discount Advance Admission

Advance ticket discount offered through 11:59 p.m. on August 7, 2024.

Adult Admission (Ages 12 and up): $11 ($5 discount)

Child Admission (Ages 6-11): $7 ($3 discount)

Admission ticket is valid for one admission to the Iowa State Fair for any one day, August 8-18, 2024. Not valid with any other discount or offer. No refunds, no exchanges, no replacement tickets. Admission prices are subject to change.

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Ag Experiences

Immerse yourself in Iowa agriculture at the Iowa State Fair with smaller, exclusive, up-close and one-on-one experiences.

Llama Love: Hooves on Adventure

Llama Love:
Hooves on Adventure

All NEW this year is a fun-filled, family-friendly event all about llamas! 

Friday, August 16 at 6-8 p.m., Outdoor Arena

Cost: $20 per person

Barnyard Yoga

Barnyard Yoga

THREE NEW Barnyard Yogas for 2024! Mini Hereford (cow) Yoga, Goat Yoga and Baby Animal Yoga! 

Presented by Iowa Healthiest State Initiative.

Baby Animal Yoga: Saturday, August 10 at 8 a.m., Animal Learning Center

Goat Yoga: Friday, August 16 at 1 p.m., Livestock Pavilion

Mini Hereford (cow) Yoga: Saturday, August 17 at 4 p.m, Outside Arena

Cost for each class: $25 per person

Fair After Dark - Glow Party in The Garden

Fair After Dark - Glow Party in The Garden

Experience live music while wandering through The Garden, drink in hand. This is your night at The Garden. Enjoy trivia, a scavenger hunt, glow sticks and flower crowns at this exclusive VIP event.

Tickets are limited, and attendees must be 21 or older.

Friday, August 9 from 8-10 p.m., The Garden

Cost: $30 per person

Fair After Dark - Fair Games

Fair After Dark - Fair Games

Tug-of-war, Mr. Legs, husband calling, hog calling, beard-growing, pie eating, bubble gum blowing and the cowgirl queen contest are some iconic Fair contests.

Tickets are limited to this behind the scenes, VIP event, and attendees must be 21 and over to attend.

Saturday, August 10 from 8-10 p.m., Outdoor Arena

Cost: $30 per person

Cuddles and Snuggles Chore Time

Cuddles and Snuggles Chore Time

Back by popular demand – gather the family for Cuddles and Snuggles Chore Time! Space is limited to families of 6 members or less and tickets sell out fast.

Friday, August 9 from 8-9 a.m.

Sunday, August 11 from 8-9 a.m.

Tuesday, August 13 from 8-9 a.m.

Thursday, August 15 from 8-9 a.m.

Saturday, August 17 from 8-9 a.m.

Cost: $40 per family (6-person max)

Elwell Family Park

Presented by Titan Tire, Maker of Goodyear Farm Tires with media sponsor WHO The Big Show

The outdoor arena on the west end of the Fairgrounds includes bleachers and covered seating, as well as on-site restrooms and concessions.

Check out the free 2024 events for Elwell Family Park.

Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulls

Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulls

Pre-Fair Adult Ticket (ages 12 and over): $25 ($30 during the Fair)

Pre-Fair Child Ticket (ages 2-11): $20 ($25 during the Fair)

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Noon (Gates open at 11 a.m.)

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Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Noon (Gates open at 11 a.m.)

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Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

Saturday, August 17, 2024

Noon (Gates open at 11 a.m.)

Pre-Fair Adult Ticket (ages 12 and over): $15 ($20 during the Fair)

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

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For registration info, contact Domination Motorsports.

Figure 8 Races

Figure 8 Races

Sunday, August 18

Noon (Gates open at 11 a.m.)

Pre-Fair Adult Ticket (ages 12 and over): $15 ($20 during the Fair)

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

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For registration info, contact Domination Motorsports.

Attractions

Nothing compares to the thrills at the Iowa State Fair. From the Giant Slide to Thrill Parks to Ye Old Mill, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Fairgoers on Sky Glider

State Fair Value Pack

$20
*Valued at $32.50, which is a savings of $12.50!
*Last day to purchase online is July 24!
*Allow 2 weeks+ to ship/receive. Physical product will be mailed to you from E-tix.
*State Fair Value Packs do NOT include admission into the Fair.

The Value Pack Includes:

  • 1 Ye Old Mill ticket
  • 1 Snakes Alive OR Train Exhibit ticket
  • 1 Rock Wall OR Krazy Maze ticket
  • 2 Giant Slide tickets
  • 1 Sky Glider ticket
  • 4 $1 Food/beverage tickets
  • 1 ticket for a cup of Barksdale's State Fair Cookies

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Little kids ride Fair rides

Advance Thrill Pass*

$30 for 40 credits (Save $10)

EVERY DAY (Aug. 8-18) credits are good on rides or games in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville.
Passes are reloadable for additional rides and games during the Fair for $1 per credit.

*Thrill Park Passes and Wristbands are not good in Thrill Zone.

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Riders waving arms in the air

Advance ONE DAY Ride Wristband*

$40 (includes wristband)

ONE DAY unlimited rides Monday-Thursday in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville.
Unlimited Ride Wristbands do not include games, but credits can be added at any time. Unlimited rides only last until 10 p.m. on the day of redemption. Additional credits can be added at any time at Thrill Park Booths for additional rides and games. Wristbands cannot be shared.

*Thrill Park Passes and Wristbands are not good in Thrill Zone.

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Fairgoers on the Giant Slide

Giant Slide Tickets

$3 each.

Good for one trip down the Giant Slide any day of the Iowa State Fair! 

Skip the booth line, order today!

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Fairgoers riding Ye Old Mill

Ye Old Mill Tickets

$3 each.

The oldest ride at the Iowa State Fair, the Ye Old Mill is fun for everyone. Good for one ride any day of the Fair! 

Skip the booth line, order today!

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Barksdale's State Fair Cookies

With a cup or a bucket, you can get a taste of the famous Barksdale's State Fair Chocolate Chip cookies.

Hands holding Barksdale's State Fair Cookies

Barksdale's State Fair Cookie Cups

$5 for a cup

Purchase a cup of famous, ooey-gooey, one of a kind Barksdale's State Fair Cookies!

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Barksdale's State Fair Cookies Building

Barksdale's State Fair Cookie Buckets

$20 for a bucket

Purchase a bucket of famous, ooey-gooey, one of a kind Barksdale's State Fair Cookies!

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Grandstand Tickets

Tickets for all concerts and events go on sale on the Iowa State Fair website through official vendor E-Tix. To order by phone, call 1-800-514-3849.

Check out the 2024 Lineup!

Fair admission tickets are not included.

Thursday August 08 | 8:00 PM

Lauren Daigle

with special guest Blessing Offor

$35/40/45/55/65

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Friday August 09 | 8:00 PM

FOREIGNER: Historic Farewell Tour

with special guest Melissa Etheridge

$35/40/50/60/70

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Saturday August 10 | 8:00 PM

Jelly Roll

with special guest Dax

$60/75/85/95/125

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Sunday August 11 | 8:00 PM

Greta Van Fleet Starcatcher World Tour

with special guest The Beaches

$45/50/60/70/90

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Monday August 12 | 8:00 PM

Brett Young

with special guest Needtobreathe

$35/40/45/50/60

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Tuesday August 13 | 8:00 PM

Thomas Rhett

with special guest Priscilla Block

$45/60/70/80/100

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Wednesday August 14 | 8:00 PM

MOTLEY CRUE

with special guest Pop Evil

$60/75/85/95/125

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Thursday August 15 | 8:00 PM

Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias Live

$30/35/45/60/65

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Friday August 16 | 8:00 PM

The Avett Brothers

with G. Love & Special Sauce

$35/40/45/55/70

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Saturday August 17 | 8:00 PM

NE-YO

with special guest Eric Bellinger

$35/40/45/50/60

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Sunday August 18 | 6:00 PM

KIDZ BOP

$20/25/35

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State Fair Ticket Office

Pre-Fair Hours (Administration Building) July 8-August 2

  • Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pre-Fair Extended Hours (at Gate 15) August 3-7

  • Saturday, August 3 - 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 4 - 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Monday, August 5 - 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 6 - 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 7 - 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Fair Hours (Administration Building) August 8-18

  • Every day - 9 a.m.-9 p.m.