Iowa State Fair 2015

Iowa State Fair 2015

Iowa State Fair 2015

August 13 – 23, 2015 in Des Moines, IA

Since 1854 the Iowa State Fair has been one of the most notable agricultural and industrial showcases in the United States.  The 2014 Iowa State Fair had 1,016,000 people in attendance making it the 16th largest fair in North America.
The 2015 Iowa State Fair will feature both classic and new attractions including midway rides and games, over 45 competitions, the world famous butter cow, 200 food vendors, agriculture shows and a state fair museum.

Iowa State Fair Concerts 2015

The Iowa State Fair 2015 grandstand concert lineup features a number of talented acts from the country, pop and rock genre’s. Notable performers this year include Meghan Trainor, The Fray, Alabama, Carrie Underwood, Justin Moore and Def Leppard. Click Here To View The 2015 Concert Schedule

2015 Iowa State Fair Attractions

  • 19 Midway Rides
  • 18 Kiddie Rides
  • 45 Competitions To Compete In
  •  600 pound cow carved out of butter
  • 200+ food vendors
  • Animal Learning Center
  • Milking Parlor
  • Petting Zoo
  • Street Performers
  • Comedy Shows
  • Free musical performances
  • Oscar the Robot

Iowa State Fair Tickets

Tickets to the 2015 Iowa State Fair can be purchased online or at the gate. The grandstand concert series shows are not included with general admission and can be purchased online. Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Iowa State Fair Discounts:

There are a number of discounts offered every year at the Iowa State Fair. Take advantage of some of these discounts!

  • $5 off adult tickets after 5pm
  • August 17 – Veterans Day: $8 admission with proof of veteran status
  • August 18 – $3 off admission with a donation of two canned food item.
  • August 19 – $8 admission for ages 60+ until 5pm
  • Sundays – $5 off adult admission and $2 off child admission.

Iowa State Fair Food

The Iowa State Fair offers over 200 food vendors to check out. The 2015 state fair will feature a number of new and unique dishes such as Apple Pie On-A-Stick, Fried Nacho Balls, Deep Fried Cherry Pie, Peanut Butter and Jelly On-A-Stick and Gluten Free Corn-dogs.

Iowa State Fair Hours

Grounds 7 am to 1 am
Buildings 9 am to 9 pm
Midway 10 am to Midnight

Iowa State Fair Parking

There are three parking lots are available for Fair motorcycle and vehicle parking: North, Sims and Northeast Lot. Bicycle parking is available inside Gate 10. Buses and drivers are admitted free.

Illinois State Fair Location

Iowa State Fairgrounds – View Map
3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA

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