Getting to the Fair is easy. You can pay to park in the Fair's lots, park for free and ride DART's State Fair Park & Ride shuttle or arrive via motor coach, once you arrive, "Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair!
Parking lots are available for Fair motorcycle and vehicle parking at $10 per vehicle: North and Northeast Lots. Bicycle parking is available inside Gate 10 for FREE. Buses and drivers are admitted free.
DART Park & Ride
Show your advance Fair admission ticket at one of DART’s three State Fair Park & Ride locations and receive half off the round-trip fare. Parking is free at all DART locations.
Discounted round-trip fares with advanced Fair admission tickets are $1 for adults and 50 cents for seniors (ages 65+), people with disabilities, Medicare card holders and children (ages 6-10). Regular round-trip fares are $2 for adults and $1 for seniors (ages 65+), people with disabilities, Medicare card holders and children (ages 6-10). Children ages 5 and under are free. All buses are wheelchair accessible. Cash only.
Free parking is available at three locations from 8:30 a.m. to midnight every day of the Fair.
- Center Street Park & Ride – 7th and Center Streets
- Southeast Polk School – NE 80th Street and Highway 163
- State Capitol – on East 12th Street
The hours are 8:30 a.m. to Midnight every day of the Fair at all Park & Ride locations. Call DART at 515.283.8100 for more details.