Iowa State Fair

  • Overview

    The internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. With more than 1 million attendees and 11 days, there are many things to celebrate for agriculture, industry, entertainment, and achievement at the Iowa State Fair, August 10-20, 2023.

  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    General Information
    • Admission Price: Advance Admission, Until August: Adults, $11; Ages 6-11, $7; Ages 5 and under, free; Regular Gate Admission: Adults, $16; Ages 6-11, $10; Ages 5 and under, free. Prices are subject to change.
    • Group Rates: Groups & Tours information can be found at
    • Hours of Operation: Grounds: 8 a.m. - midnight; Buildings: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Iowa State Fair Thrill Parks - Thrill Ville opens at 10 a.m., Thrill Town opens at 9 a.m., Thrill Zone opens at 10 a.m. Times are subject to change.
    • Season: August 10-20, 2023
  • Location
    Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50317