Iowa State Fair Offers Spectacular Discounts
Save up to 30% on gate admission tickets
DES MOINES, IA (07/07/2008)(readMedia)-- "U Gotta Love" affordable family entertainment at the 2008 Iowa State Fair, set for August 7-17. Fairgoers who plan ahead and purchase advance discount gate admission tickets, Fair Play Packs or Punch Cards can save up to 30 percent.
Advance discount gate admission tickets are on sale through August 6. Regular $10 adult admission tickets are just $7, while $4 tickets for children (ages 6-11) are only $3. Tickets may be purchased at participating Hy-Vee and Hy-Vee Drugstores, Dahl's Food Marts, Fareway Stores, the State Fair Ticket Office and online at www.iowastatefair.org. Tickets are good any one Fair day. Children 5 and under are admitted free everyday.
Fair Play Packs
These value-packed kits are good any Fair day and are perfect for employee incentives or Fair-loving families! Fair Play Packs are available at the State Fair Ticket Office or online at www.iowastatefair.org through August 6. Three different packages provide visitors of all ages with plenty of food, fun and entertainment. The three kits include:
- Ages 12 and older, $17 (a $24 value): Includes one adult gate admission, six $1 food and beverage coupons, one Giant Slide or Ye Old Mill ride, one Skyglider ride and one Midway ride.
- Ages 6-11, $16 (a $20.50 value): Includes one child gate admission, six $1 food and beverage coupons, one Giant Slide or Ye Old Mill ride, one Skyglider ride, one Midway ride and one Snakes Alive admission.
- Ages 5 and under, $13 (a $16.50 value): Includes six $1 food and beverage coupons, one Giant Slide or Ye Old Mill ride, one Skyglider ride and one Midway ride.
Buy a convenient Punch Card with 11 days of adult Fair admission for just $77. Each punch is good for one admission to the Fair. Cards may be used by individuals or families. Punch Cards may only be purchased through the State Fair Ticket Office or online at www.iowastatefair.org.
The State Fair Ticket Office is located in the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to Noon Saturdays. Online and phone orders will close August 2. Walk-up orders will be available until August 6. Cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted. To order tickets by mail, write: Iowa State Fair Ticket Office, P.O. Box 57130, Des Moines, IA, 50317-0003. Include check or money order; please do not send cash. If using credit card, please provide card number, expiration date, three-digit number on the back of your card and return mailing address. All offers good while supplies last.
Fairgoers can reap a double benefit by buying early. After the Fair, a coupon on the stub of each advance discount gate ticket is redeemable for a free small Potato Olé with a purchase at any participating Iowa-area Taco John's.
The 2008 Iowa State Fair is set August 7-17 - "U Gotta Love It." For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or check out www.iowastatefair.org.