Iowa State Fair Ticket Office Now Open

DES MOINES, IA (07/05/2017) (readMedia)-- "Nothing Compares" to affordable family entertainment at the Iowa State Fair, August 10- 20. For fairgoers planning ahead, the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office is now open and is offering discounted tickets for admission, rides and more.

The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office, located in the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds, is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday. Walk-up orders will be available through August 9. Cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. All offers good while supplies last.

Advance Admission

Adult and children's advance admission tickets are available at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office and online at as a print your own fee-free option or can be mailed (processing fee applies).

• Adult advance admission tickets $8 (ages 12 and older; $12 at the gate)

• Children's admission tickets $4 (ages 6-11; $6 at the gate)

• Children ages 5 and under are admitted free every day

Tickets may also be purchased at participating Fareway, Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drug, Price Chopper and Cash Saver Stores while supplies last. Orders will not be mailed after July 28 but will be available for print-at-home. Tickets are good any one Fair day.

Family Fun Pack

The Family Fun Pack is perfect for employee incentives or Fair-loving families! This value-packed deal includes specials on select rides and food. Family Fun Packs are available for purchase now at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office or online at (online processing fee applies). Visit for details. Fair admission must be purchased separately. Must be purchased by August 9 or while supplies last.

Thrill Parks Savings

In 2017, the super spectacular ride areas on the Fairgrounds have received facelifts, but the most exciting part is they now offer wristbands instead of tickets! Purchase your advanced wristband voucher for Thrill Ville and Thrill Town online at or at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office through August 9. Vouchers are redeemable at the Fair.

Food Tickets

Food Tickets are no longer available for purchase online; however, they are still available for purchase at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office through August 9, while supplies last, and during the Fair at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand.


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 Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit