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.
Blue Line Parking Shuttle
Getting to the Fair is easy. Due to popular demand the Fair will now offer additional parking in the northeast corner. For easy access, Fairgoers can take the Blue Line Parking Shuttle from the Northeast Lot ($10) to gates 13, 15 and 16.
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.