The Iowa State Fair Campgrounds are open. 

Off-Seasons Camping

Although there are numerous hotels and motels in the area some event organizers and guests prefer taking advantage of our 160-acre campsite. There are plenty of campsites available now with country comforts alongside city conveniences.  Campers enjoy the best of both worlds — the natural beauty of gently rolling woodlands plus the modern amenities of water and electrical hookups. Best of all, campers will find themselves a short stroll away from the many buildings that dot the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  Our campgrounds’ staff is ready to make your stay safe, comfortable and economical.  To learn more about camping during the off-season call the Iowa State Fair Campgrounds office at 515.262.3111 ext. 221 or visit the Iowa State Fairgrounds website.   Campers are welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Off-Seasons Camping Registration

Fair time Camping

With the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair, the Iowa State Fair Campgrounds are open for off-seasons camping only. During a typical Fair, the Campgrounds house more than 2,300 sites with full hook ups, including 734 partial sites and three large bathhouses. The beautiful, 160-acre Iowa State Fair Campgrounds are home to century-old trees, woodland flora and small wildlife. Questions? visit Fair time Camping.

Hotel Lodging

The Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau provides up-to-date lodging information. You may contact them by calling 800.451.2625 or search their online accommodations listings.