Iowa State Fair


E. 30th and E. University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50317
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Phone: 800-545-FAIR

“Nothing Compares” to the annual August extravaganza that inspired the novel State Fair and is featured in the New York Times bestseller 1000 Places to See Before You Die. The Iowa State Fair features mouth-watering food, fabulous free entertainment, one of the world’s largest livestock shows and countless zany contests. Join us August 10-20, 2017 &  & August 9-19, 2018.


Iowa State Fair: August 10-20, 2017 & August 9-19, 2018. Fairgrounds: Open year-round.


Adult tickets (ages 12+): $8 (thru August 9th); $12 (at the gates)
Child tickets (ages 6-11): $4 (thru August 9th); $6 (at the gates)
Ages 5 and under admitted free every Fair day.

Prices are subject to change.

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