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Iowa State Fairgrounds

3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2494
+1 800-545-3247
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Oil enjoyed working their health issues have stopped that but I would highly recommend in going... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeff T
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Searsboro Ia.
Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair is 11 days of entertainment, events, and fair-food - there's nothing like it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Isle_of_Dachsies
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Four Seasons, Missouri
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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. See what’s happening this month at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
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3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2494
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Oil enjoyed working their health issues have stopped that but I would highly recommend in going there with family and friends you'll have a ball their enjoy

Thank Jeff T
IowaStateFair, Guest Relations Manager at Iowa State Fairgrounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Jeff- Thank you for the great review of the Iowa State Fair, be sure to mark on your calendars for next year. August 9-19, 2018 - Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Iowa State Fair is 11 days of entertainment, events, and fair-food - there's nothing like it! There's truly something for everyone. There's far too much to see and do to jam into one day.

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IowaStateFair, Guest Relations Manager at Iowa State Fairgrounds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Iowa State Fair. Be sure to mark your calendar for next year August 9-19, 2018 - Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Iowa state fair has been subject of at least three movies and a stage play. It is the BEST state fair in the country. I have been to others and read about many of them but you can not better the one in Des...More

Thank Gary D
IowaStateFair, Guest Relations Manager at Iowa State Fairgrounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Gary- Thank you for the wonderful review of the Iowa State Fair. Be sure to put it on your calendar for next year August 9-19, 2018 - Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Iowa State Fair is one of those things everyone should put on their bucket list. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the state fair. You should go!

Thank 546cindyr
IowaStateFair, Guest Relations Manager at Iowa State Fairgrounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review of the Iowa State Fair! Be sure to mark your calendar for next year August 9-19, 2018 - Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy going to the Iowa State Fair each summer. The live concerts, food, and other activities are definitely worth the trip. I read once that the Iowa State Fair is supposed to be the best in the U.S., and should be on everyone's bucket...More

Thank leighann0576
IowaStateFair, Guest Relations Manager at Iowa State Fairgrounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Iowa State Fair. We are a little biased as well as we think it is one of the best fairs in the nation with the most wonderful people. Be sure to mark your calendar for next year...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part about the state fair is the people watching. Or eating food on a stick. Try the corndog - guaranteed to be the best one you've ever had!

Thank Greengal06
IowaStateFair, Guest Relations Manager at Iowa State Fairgrounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Iowa State Fair! The corn dogs are quite delicious. We hope to see you next year, be sure to mark your calendars - August 9-19, 2018 - Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A truly jaw dropping experience. The fair ground is on a massive site. Fun fair,food stalls,bars and concerts every night. The variety of food and beers is mind boggling. Farm animals,farm equipment are well represented. A truly memorable experience.

Thank pixie050
IowaStateFair, Guest Relations Manager at Iowa State Fairgrounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Iowa State Fair. Be sure to put next years Fair on your calendar - August 9-19, 2018 - Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

I haven't been an Iowa resident for 25 years but go back for the Iowa state fair every year. They have the worlds best corn dogs and lemonade. So much fun to check out what new food on a stick they have.

Thank Susan V
IowaStateFair, Guest Relations Manager at Iowa State Fairgrounds, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Susan, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Iowa State Fair. Thank-you for coming back year after year to the Iowa State Fair. Be sure to put on your calendar next years date: August 9-19, 2018 - Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments.

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Had concert tickets several years back and this was my first adventure at the Iowa state fair. Parking needs updating. Venues are fun & interesting. Who can't crave fair food. They have it all.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the grounds, facility and parking! Everything was very well kept and accessible! I had a great time!!!!

Thank Dawnjmh1
IowaStateFair, Guest Relations Manager at Iowa State Fairgrounds, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dawn- Thank you for your wonderful review of the Fairgrounds. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time at the Dog Show. Be sure to check out all of the other off season events on the Fairgrounds website.

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Anne T
7 August 2017|
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Response from IowaStateFair | Property representative |
Anne, Camping spots are limited, reach out to the the Fair directly to see if there is any availability. 515.262.3111. Thank you and we can't wait to see you here!
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hbtrp2014
12 June 2017|
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Response from IowaStateFair | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out with your question. A Grandstand ticket for a concert during the Iowa State Fair does not include admission, however, if you purchase your admission ticket before August 10 you can receive a... More
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ivansG3777IT
2 April 2017|
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Response from IowaStateFair | Property representative |
The activities listed above are great attractions for the Des Moines area. In your inbox you will have a contact to assist you with lodging for the event. We can't wait to see you!
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