State Fair Advanced Admission Tickets on Sale Now

New Print At Home Option Adds Convenience

DES MOINES, IA (06/29/2011)(readMedia)-- Save up to 30% off Iowa State Fair gate admission with advance admission tickets, on sale now through August 10. The 2011 Fair is August 11-21.

Adult admission tickets are just $7 in advance (regularly $10), and children's admission is only $3 in advance (regularly $4). Children 5 and under are admitted free every day. Tickets are good any one Fair day.

New this year, Fairgoers can print advance admission tickets at home when purchasing them online at This fee free option is easy and convenient. Beginning July 1, tickets may also be purchased at participating Hy-Vee and Hy-Vee Drugstores, Dahl's Foods, Fareway Stores or, beginning July 11, the State Fair Ticket Office.

Fair Play Packs, 11-day punch cards, food coupons and Midway tickets are also available at or, beginning July 11, at the State Fair Ticket Office, 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 orders will close July 29. Walk-up orders will be available until August 10. Cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted. All offers good while supplies last.

Fairgoers can enjoy an even bigger benefit when buying early: advance admission tickets have a coupon for a free small Potato Olé® at participating Iowa-area Taco John's. Coupon expires 9/30/11. See store for details.

"Nothing Compares" to the 2011 Iowa State Fair, celebrating 100 years of the Butter Cow August 11-21. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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