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Iowa State Fair

  • Iowa State Fairgrounds, E 30th Street & E University Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Phone: (515) 262-3111
  • Toll-free: (800) 545-FAIR
  • Region: East/Northeast
  • 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 over 1 million attendees and 11 days, there are many things to celebrate for agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement at the Iowa State Fair, August 12-22, 2021.

  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    General Information
    • Admission Price: Advance Admission, Until August: Adults, $9; Ages 6-11, $5; Ages 5 and under, free; Regular Gate Admission: Adults, $14; Ages 6-11, $8; Ages 5 and under, free. Prices are subject to change.
    • Group Rates: Groups & Tours information can be found at www.iowastatefair.org/visit/groups-tours/corporate-outings
    • Hours of Operation: Grounds: 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.; Buildings: 9 a.m. - 9 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.
    • Season: August 13-23, 2020