Iowa State Fair New Event Series: Fair After Dark

DES MOINES, IA (05/01/2018) (readMedia)-- In 2018, the Iowa State Fair is launching a new exclusive behind the scenes event series for Fairgoers over 21 called, Fair After Dark. The inaugural year will feature two special Fair After Dark events: Animals After Dark in the Animal Learning Center and Agriculture After Dark in the Agriculture Building.

Animals After Dark: Friday, August 10

9:00-11:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20

Get up close and personal with the Fair's newest and cutest baby animals. Animals After Dark lets you ask your best agriculture related questions while enjoying a behind the scenes experience with a few drinks of choice.

Agriculture After Dark: Thursday, August 16

9:00-11:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20

Gain access to the infamous Butter Cow cooler, create colorful works of floral art and get close to Iowa's bee industry. Agriculture After Dark is a world tour of agriculture experienced with your friends and favorite brews.

Tickets are on sale now through the night of the event at

Tickets Include:

• VIP access to Fair icons such as baby animals and the butter cow

• Souvenir Lighted Pint Glass

• (2) Drink Tickets

Attendees must be 21 or over, no children allowed. Fair Admission is not included, but advanced admission tickets are on sale at

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Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the 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 located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit