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Convention Space at the Iowa State Fairgrounds

The Iowa State Fairgrounds offers over a dozen major buildings and exhibit facilities, acres of parking, and a full-time event planning staff. From the state-of-the-art, climate-controlled Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center that can host events ranging from livestock shows to intimate concerts, to the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building that has 110,400 square feet of versatile exhibition space and meeting rooms, the options are endless at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. By utilizing the fairground facilities your guests can also benefit from free parking (10,000+ available spots), picnic shelters, and a 160-acre on-site campground. So the choice is easy, join us in Greater Des Moines and book this year-round meeting and exposition center for your next event. 


Mary Ann Moore

Sales Coordinator

Iowa State Fairgrounds Highlights