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What is the Iowa State Fair?
The Iowa State Fair is known internationally as one of the oldest and biggest agricultural and industrial expositions in the US.
As Iowa's largest celebration, the State Fair pays tribute to the state's top achievements in agriculture, industry, entertainment, and achievement.
The Iowa State Fair is the perfect summer event for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you're a thrill seeker looking for the best rides or a music lover wanting to see the incredible live concerts at the Grandstand there is something for everyone to enjoy even if it's just the sights and sounds of the buzzing fair. And don't forget to indulge in all the delicious fried food!
Need to know
This is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased in advance. There are different prices for children (aged 6-11) and adults (anyone over 12). This is a really popular fair so we recommend grabbing your tickets early!
Did you know?
The Iowa State Fair takes place every summer in Des Moines and draws more than a million visitors from all over the world!
To find out more you can go directly to the event website we have listed for you on this page.
Coronavirus is causing a number of event cancellations; we provide event website links on each page for you to check the latest updates.
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