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. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowa’s great celebration, a salute to the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement.

2024 Top 11

What's New

Check out what's NEW at the 2024 Iowa State Fair!

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2024 Grandstand

The Fair's largest stage with 11 nights of top performers; buy tickets now.

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Fair Food

New Fair Foods

Check out the NEW FOODS that will be at the Fair in 2024!

What's New

2022 Tractor Pulls

Deals & Discounts

Advance admission, Ag Experiences, Elwell Family Park and Thrill Park passes on sale now.

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Gate admissions

Now Hiring!

Apply now for seasonal opportunities and check out the Hiring Event July 11.

Work at the Fair



From pies to quilts to livestock, enter competitions at the Iowa State Fair.

Fair Competitions

Farm to Fair

Farm to Fair Dinner

Enter to win a free dinner brought to you by Iowa’s farmers August 17.


Iowa State Fairgrounds

Year Round Events

For 11 days in August, it’s a fairground, but for the other 354 days of the year, the Iowa State Fairgrounds is home to auto shows, livestock exhibitions, flea markets, antique shows, concerts, trade shows and more.

Fairgrounds Event Calendar

Cars on Grand Concourse


Fair Merchandise

Get your favorite souvenirs from the Blue Ribbon Foundation Online Store.

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