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Save online or in person at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office located in the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds. The office is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 8 and 9 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 10 for walk-up orders. Tickets may also be purchased at the same times at Gate 15 on the Fairgrounds before Opening Day.

Buy advance admission tickets sponsored by Taco John’s before August 11 at participating Iowa Hy-Vees, Hy-Vee Drugstores and Fast & Fresh Stores, Iowa Fareways and participating Des Moines Metro Price Chopper stores.

Advanced Admission Tickets

Advance Admission

Advance Admission Adults (12 and up): $9 ($14 at the gate)
Advance Admission Children (Ages 6-11): $5 ($8 at the gate)

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Admission ticket is valid for one admission to the Iowa State Fair for any one day, August 11-21, 2022. Not valid with any other discount or offer. No refunds, no exchanges, no replacement tickets.

Pop Up Happy Hour

Pop Up Happy hour

Thursday, August 18

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tickets

$30 (includes admission into the Fair)

Discounts on adult beverages range from $2 off to half price during the event. Must be 21 years of age or older. Only registered participants will receive discounts. Discounts include:

  • Susan Knapp Amphitheater - $2 OFF per drink
  • Stockman’s Inn – ½ price- Lynchburg Lemonade, Cayman Jack Margaritas, beer and seltzer
  • JR’s South Pork Ranch Craft Corral - $2 OFF per beverage
  • Wine Experience in Grandfather’s Barn - $1 OFF sample tray
  • The Depot Back Bar- $2 off per drink
  • NEW! Fair View Tap by Grandfather’s Barn - FREE DRINK

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Barnyard Brews

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.

August 19 from 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Cost: $30

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The Kitchen

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.

Cost: $10

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Barnyard Yoga

Barnyard Yoga

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

Cost: $25 per person

Goat Yoga - Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. (Sold Out)

Llama Yoga - Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m. (Sold Out)

Bunny Yoga - Sunday, August 21 at 9 a.m. (Sold Out)

2022 Short Course UTV & ATV Racing

Short Course UTV & ATV Racing

Saturday, August 13 

10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Gates open at 9 a.m.)

Registration Information

Tickets

Adult Ticket (ages 12 and up): $15

Child Ticket (ages 2-11): $10

Pit Admission Ticket: $25 (Pit gate opens at 7 a.m.)

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Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulls

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

Schedule

Buy Day 1 Tractor Pull Tickets, August 16

Buy Day 2 Tractor Pull Tickets, August 17

Advance Discounted Tickets

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

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

2022 Demolition Derby

Domination Motorsports Demolition Derby 

Saturday, August 20, 2022

11 a.m. (gates open at 10 a.m.) 

General Admission Adult Advance Ticket: $15 ($20 during the Fair) 

General Admission Children (2-11 years old) Advance Ticket: $10 ($15 during the Fair) 

Pit (ages 10+) Admission Ticket: $25

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Sky Glider

State Fair Value Pack

$20

*Valued at $34!

*State Fair Value Packs may only be purchased at the State Fair Ticket Office through August 10.

The Value Pack Includes:

  • 1 Re-loadable Thrill Pass with 5 Credits (must be redeemed in the Thrill Parks 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • 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
  • 1 Cup of Barksdale's State Fair Cookies

*State Fair Value Packs do NOT include admission into the Fair

Ye Old Mill

Ye Old Mill Tickets

$3 each.

Good for one ride any day of the Fair!

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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 Fair!

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Barksdale's State Fair Cookies

Barksdale's State Fair Cookie Coupons

$5 for a cup or $18 ($20 at the Fair) for a bucket. Purchase a cup or bucket of Barksdale's State Fair Cookies!

Bucket of Cookies Vouchers 

Cup of Cookies Vouchers

Thrill Parks

Advance Thrill Pass

$25 (any day for rides or games) + Thrill Pass includes 35 credits

  • Good any day of the Fair on any ride or game in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville
  • Additional credits can be added during the Fair in the Thrill Parks
  • This is a voucher and it must be redeemed during the Fair at the redemption booth. The two redemption booths will be open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and are located on the south end of Thrill Ville and west end of Thrill Town.

*Only available for a limited time! Once the Fair starts, this Thrill Pass value will not be available for purchase. Instead you'll need to purchase credits during the Fair at the Thrill Parks.
**Advance Thrill Pass does NOT include admission into the Fair

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Thrill Parks

Unlimited Ride Wristband

$36

  • Good for 1 day of unlimited rides
  • Only valid Monday-Thursday until 10:00 p.m. in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville
  • This is a voucher and it must be redeemed during the Fair at one of the redemption booths
    • One will be located on the south end of Thrill Ville and the other on the west end of Thrill Town
    • Hours of operation for the redemption booth will be daily from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wristband is only valid for one person
  • Rider must be present at the time of redemption
  • Does not include games, but credits can be added in the Thrill Parks
  • Wristband is re-loadable after 10:00 p.m. for further rides and games

*Only available for a limited time! Once the Fair starts, this wristband will not be available for purchase. Instead you'll need to purchase credits during the Fair at the Thrill Parks.
**Unlimited Ride Wristbands do NOT include admission into the Fair

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Cuddles and Snuggles Chore Time

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.

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

Friday, August 12 from 8-9 a.m. (Sold Out)

Saturday, August 13 from 8-9 a.m. (Sold Out)

Monday, August 15 from 8-9 a.m. (Sold Out)

Thursday, August 18 from 8-9 a.m. (Sold Out)

Saturday, August 20 from 8-9 a.m. (Sold Out)

The Kitchen

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.

Cost: $10

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The Kitchen

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.

Cost: $25

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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.
Convenience charges apply and Fair admission tickets are not included.

Thursday August 11 | 8:00 PM

Skillet

with special guest Dante Bowe

$30/35/45/55

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Friday August 12 | 8:00 PM

Brooks & Dunn

with special guest Alex Miller

$47/62/72/82/92

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Saturday August 13 | 8:00 PM

Nelly

with special guest Ginuwine

$30/35/40/45/55

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Sunday August 14 | 8:00 PM

Demi Lovato

with special guest iyla

$35/40/45/55/65

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Monday August 15 | 8:00 PM

Alanis Morissette

with special guest Morgan Wade

$45/65/75/85/95

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Tuesday August 16 | 8:00 PM

ZZ Top's Raw Whisky Tour

with special guest Ann Wilson from Heart

$40/40/45/50/60

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Wednesday August 17 | 8:00 PM

Comedian John Crist

and Friends with special guest Dusty Slay

$30/35/40/50/60

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Thursday August 18 | 8:00 PM

Kane Brown

with special guest Jessie James Decker

$45/60/70/80/90

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Friday August 19 | 8:00 PM

Disturbed

with special guest Chevelle

$40/50/60/70/85

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Saturday August 20 | 8:00 PM

Keith Urban

with special guest Ingrid Andress

$45/60/70/80/90

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Sunday August 21 | 8:00 PM

Carrie Underwood

with special guest Adam Sanders

$45/65/80/90/100

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