Deals and Discounts

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

Buy advanced admission tickets before August 13! Adult Advance Admission: $9; Children Advance Admission: $5

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DISCOUNTED ADMISSION (After 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday): Adults $10 , Children $6

VETERANS DAY, Monday, August 17: Adults $10 (for active and former members of the United States military and their spouse)

OLDER IOWANS' DAY, Wednesday, August 19: Adults $10 (for Fairgoers ages 60 and older)

EXTREME SUNDAY, Sunday, August 23: Gate: Adults $10, Children $6; Bring 3 canned food items: Adults $7 (until 5 p.m.)

Save On Fun

Save even more on family fun by purchasing discounted Thrill Parks wristbands and State Fair Value Packs in advance.

State Fair Value Pack is a $34 Value for ONLY $20! 

The State Fair Value Pack includes the following discounts on select rides and food: 

  • One (1) reloadable wristband with 5 credits (Good for Thrill Town and Thrill Ville only)
  • A choice of one (1) Ye Old Mill OR Snakes Alive OR Train Exhibit Admission
  • A choice of one (1) Kids Bungee Jump OR Krazy Maze
  • One (1) Sky Glider ride
  • One (1) Giant Slide ride
  • $4 in food tickets
  • One (1) free cup of Barksdale's State Fair Cookies.

Advanced Thrill Parks Wristbands and State Fair Value Packs will be available online June 1, 2020.

KIDZ DISCOUNT DAY, Thursday, August 20: A complete list of discounts on rides, food and fun at the Iowa State Fair will be available in June.