America’s Most Famous State Fair, The Iowa State Fair Is 11 Days Of Non-Stop Fun And Food

The musical State Fair says it best: “Our state fair is a great state fair!” The Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in Iowa, and it draws well over a million visitors over its 11 day course. While not the largest state fair in the US, it is rated as one of the best. While it’s impossible to highlight all the great attractions of this veritable smorgasbord, there are some that definitely stick out.


There is so much going on and so many people here it’s impossible to cover it all, so why not take a trip to Des Moines this August 12 to 22 and check it out for yourself? There is a discount if you buy tickets ahead of time, and if not, a regular adult ticket is $14 and children 6-11 can purchase tickets for $8, while children 5 and under are free. Tickets are good for one day and do not cover some of the bigger entertainment events such as the monster trucks, tractor pulls, big-name concerts, and some rides. Learn more at the Iowa State Fair website. How about it, what part of the Iowa State Fair are you going to visit first?

Address: Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317, USA