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Site manager, George McCrory hands poster to a fair-goer.

2014 Iowa State Fair
August 7-17

It’s time for funnel cakes, Ferris wheels, fried Twinkies, and more! The 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. Midwest Living Magazine named the fair one of the “Top 30 Things Every Midwesterner Should Experience.”

Come visit the UI booth!. You'll find us in the Varied Industries Building. We've got something fun planned for every day of the fair. It’s the go-to place for Tigerhawk tattoos and football posters. See the schedule.

For a list of the 2014 State Fair prize winners visit.

Where is the fair? The Iowa State Fair is held each year on the fairgrounds in Des Moines. Map and directions.

Admission: Adult tickets (ages 12 and over) are $8 ($11 at the gate); children ages 6-11 are $4 ($5 at the gate). Children ages 5 and under admitted free. Buy tickets before Aug. 7 and get a discount. More information.