There are thousands of ways to get involved in the Fair from volunteers to sponsors, and we couldn't do it without you. If you already volunteer or serve as a sponsor, thank you. If you are looking for a place to get involved, there are opportunities waiting for you!

Gate Admission

Fundraising Opportunity

The Iowa State Fair is looking for civic and community groups to help with gate admissions at the Iowa State Fair as a fundraiser. Volunteers can raise money for their organization by welcoming Fairgoers, scanning admission tickets and providing hand stamps for guests. Each volunteer will receive admission, a parking pass and $10 in food coupons per day. For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact Josh Sirfus at 515.401.1576 or jsirfus@iowastatefair.org.

Welcome people to the Iowa State Fair!

The Garden sponsored by Corteva Agriscience

The Iowa State Fair is seeking volunteers for The Garden presented by Corteva Agriscience. Come answer questions and talk to Fairgoers about gardening in Iowa. The Garden will feature fruit trees, vegetable gardens, a history of corn display, soybeans and agricultural cover crops and composting displays. Volunteer for a morning or afternoon and receive free Fair admission. Email ewynn@iowastatefair.org or call 515.401.1544 for more information.

Volunteer Sign Up

The Garden

Little Hands on the Farm

Little Hands on the Farm teaches children about the importance of agriculture and how it impacts their daily lives in a fun and interactive way. Children ages 2 to 10 become farmers at this popular free, hands-on exhibit and volunteers are needed throughout the exhibit each day. For more information, contact Emily Wynn at ewynn@iowastatefair.org or call 515.401.1544.

Volunteer Sign Up

Volunteer at Little Hands on the Farm
Volunteer at Vet Camp!

Have You Herd?

The Iowa State Fair wants to showcase youth exhibitors in both 4-H and FFA and provide livestock education! Exhibitors may be from a variety of backgrounds and ages and will be giving live animal demonstrations about raising and showing sheep, swine, beef, dairy, goats and rabbits. Exhibitors must be exhibiting at the Iowa State Fair. Demonstrations are around 30 minutes, including time for question and answer. For more information, contact Emily Wynn at ewynn@iowastatefair.org or call 515.401.1544.

Have You Herd? Sign Up

Youth can teach Fairgoers about their livestock projects at the Fair


The Fair is always interested in volunteers to staff information booths and diaper-changing/nursing stations. For more information, contact Paula Barnes, Volunteer Superintendent, by phone at 515.360.9589 or by email at iowafairvolunteer@gmail.com.

Information Volunteer Profile Form

Blue Ribbon Foundation

These volunteers sell bottled water and Iowa State Fair merchandise at stands throughout the grounds. All proceeds of the Blue Ribbon Foundation go toward Fairgrounds renovations. For more information, visit the Blue Ribbon Foundation website.


Be part of the crew that helps put on the state's largest parade and kick-off for the Iowa State Fair! Volunteers are needed to help facilitate many areas, including staging, barricades and dispersion. For information on volunteering, contact Liz Ley at lley@iowastatefair.org.

Tram Driver

The Iowa State Fair is looking for smiling faces to help transport our very precious Fairgoers. You must have a valid driver’s license and be over 18. A training session will be held before the Fair. Did we mention you get a free t-shirt? Thank you to the Pleasantville FFA Alumni for organizing the drivers; please contact pleasantvilleffaalumni@gmail.com for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Millions of people to hear, see and talk to!

Every Iowa State Fair sponsorship is unique and customizable. If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity for the 2024 Iowa State Fair, we would love to hear from you. More information on sponsorship levels and opportunities for 2024.

Please contact the Sponsorship Director to get started creating a meaningful presence at the Iowa State Fair!

Julianna Curtis
Sponsorship Director
515.401.1676 Direct
Fairtime Cell: 515.229.1479