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 best-seller 1000 Places to See Before You Die. The Iowa State Fair features free entertainment, one of the world’s largest livestock shows and countless zany contests. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and sign up to receive our e-newsletter.


During non-fair time, the fairgrounds are open for events or a nice stroll in the gardens. During fair dates, the grounds are open 8:00 am to midnight.


Visit for adult and child admission prices and special discounts.

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