There’s no better place to be a kid than the Iowa State Fair!
Whether it’s jumping into a hands-on Blue Ribbon Kids activity, pretending to be a farmer at Little Hands on the Farm or whirling on a ride, the Fair has enough kid-friendly activities to keep families busy all 11 days!
Iowa State FAir Activities at Home
Kids can still stay involved with the Iowa State Fair, even from home! Find coloring pages, a lesson plan and more below!
Download an Iowa State Fair Historical Lesson Plan to learn more about the Fair's rich history.
Blue Ribbon Kids' Club
Blue Ribbon Kids', the Fair's special club for ages 10 and under, allows children to experience the Fair from a unique perspective. Blue Ribbon Kids' members will get a rare glimpse at the heart of the Iowa State Fair and become part of the action during special kids' club activities. Blue Ribbon Kids' Club members not only get a hands-on Fair experience but will receive a birthday card and a quarterly newsletter after signing up.
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Vet Camp & Advanced Vet Camp
It's the chance of a lifetime!
Vet Camp is an educational, exciting, hands-on learning program aimed at encouraging 4th - 7th graders to learn about animal health, welfare and what it is like to be an animal doctor.
Advanced Vet Camp is for 8th - 12th grade who have an interest in Veterinary Medicine. This two-hour program will focus on both large and small animal veterinary medicine along with information on attending vet school.
The two-hour long programs focus on both large and small animal veterinary medicine. Vet Camp and Advanced Vet Camps are FREE with paid Fair admission. Spaces are limited and fill up fast! Participants will need to sign up again on May 1, 2021 when the 2021 dates are available. Contact Emily Wynn at email@example.com or 515.401.1544 with questions.
Little Hands on the Farm
Located in Kids Zone, Little Hands on the Farm teaches children the importance of agriculture and how it affects their daily lives in a fun and interactive way. Children ages 2 to 10 become farmers at this free, hands-on exhibit. Children obtain a gathering basket and proceed along a path that includes a garden, grain bin, apple orchard, chicken coop, tractor shed, sheep barn and dairy barn. After gathering particular items along the way they get the chance to sell these items at the Little Hands on the Farm Farmers’ Market for a Little Hands dollar to spend at the Grocery Store for such items as a piece of fruit, a granola bar or an ice cream sandwich.