Save Time and Money at the Iowa State Fair

Buy in Advance to Save Money

DES MOINES, IA (02/05/2024) (readMedia)-- Attention line skippers and savvy spenders, save time and money by buying your advance admission tickets and Thrill Park passes and wristbands online now. The advance deals are so special they are only available before the Fair at

Advance Thrill Pass* (SAVE $10)

  • $30 for 40 credits
  • EVERY DAY (Aug. 8-18) credits are good on rides or games in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville.
  • Passes are reloadable for additional rides and games during the Fair for $1 per credit.

Advance ONE DAY Ride Wristband*

  • $40 (includes wristband)
  • ONE DAY unlimited rides Monday-Thursday in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville.
  • Unlimited Ride Wristbands do not include games, but credits can be added at any time. Unlimited rides only last until 10 p.m. on the day of redemption. Additional credits can be added at any time at Thrill Park Booths for additional rides and games. Wristbands cannot be shared.

*Thrill Park Passes and Wristbands are not good in Thrill Zone.

Online vouchers for the Advance Thrill Pass and the Advance One Day Ride Wristband are redeemable 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the Fair at redemption booths located on the south end of Thrill Ville and at guest services at the center of Thrill Town.

Thrill Ville is open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Thrill Town is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. August 8-17. Thrill Ville and Thrill Town will close at 9 p.m. on the last Sunday of the Fair, August 18.

Don't forget to grab your advance admission tickets too! Advance admission tickets are good any day of the Fair, August 8-18, 2024.

Advance adult admission tickets are $11 (SAVE $5)

Advance child tickets are $7 (SAVE $3)

Fair hours are 8 a.m. to midnight, August 8-17, with no on-site ticket sales and no entry/re-entry allowed after 10 p.m. On August 18, the Fair is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. with no on-site ticket sales and no entry/re-entry allowed after 7 p.m.

Advance admission tickets and Advance Thrill Park passes and wristbands are only available online prior to the Fair at For the latest information, sign up for e-newsletters, text alerts, or follow the Iowa State Fair on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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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. Catch Fair Fever at the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18, 2024. For more information, visit