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It's that time of year, Aug. 12th - 22nd, FAIR TIME!!!

It is that time of year, Aug. 12th - 22th, FAIR TIME!!! Text FAIR to 844.844.8508 for special offers, updates on concerts and daily activities, weather alerts and more. Text BABY to 844.844.8508 to receive updates when new babies are born at the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center There are a few things you'll want to know before you go. Mask aren't required but highly recommended in buildings. There will be a limited number of masks available throughout the grounds while supplies last, so you may want to bring your own. As of right now there is no capacity limits in buildings, and all safety precautions will be followed per CDC guidelines. We continue to monitor the situation and will communicate any updates on our website, e-newsletter, and through social media. ENTERING THE GATES

Please allow additional time for bag checks and metal detectors. Please be prepared by checking out the list below. Bags and purses are allowed, but are subject to inspection at the gates and also when entering the Grandstand. Sealed water bottles are acceptable at the gates.

• Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited

• No outside glass bottles, cans, drink containers, coolers or food

Smoking is prohibited in barns, occupied structures and music venues

• No explosive and or flammable objects

No pets allowed, except for trained service animals

• No drones

All local and state laws and ordinances apply

• Any additional items deemed inappropriate, harmful or unsafe are subject to confiscation


Additional bag checks may be required at the Grandstand. The Grandstand is located outdoors and all seats were on sale. Prohibited items include: weapons of any kind; bottles, cans, coolers; video or tape recorders (still photos may be taken at the discretion of the performer).


For crowd and pedestrian safety, the inner grounds trams or tractor drawn trailers will not be running. The Clearfield Lions will still operate tractor trailers up the hill to Pioneer Hall and throughout the campgrounds.

Please plan accordingly for additional walking or contact HomeTown Mobility at 1-877-928-5388 to reserve a scooter. Scooters are available at Gate 8, 10, 11, 13 & 15. Personal golf carts are not allowed on the Fairgrounds.


Taxis, Uber and Lyft will be available at Gate 8 for pick up and drop off. Bicycle parking is available inside Gate 11 for free. On-site parking is available in the University, North and Northeast parking lots; $10 per vehicle and per motorcycle (all vehicles/motorcycles must be removed by 1 a.m.

DART Park & Ride

Three Park & Ride locations are available, with free parking, from 8:30 a.m. to midnight each day of the Iowa State Fair. At the Fairgrounds, all DART buses will drop off and pick up at the DART Transit Hub, Gate 10.

• Center Street Park & Ride, 7th and Center Streets

• Iowa State Capitol, East 12th Street

• Southeast Polk High School, NE 80th Street and Highway 163

DART roundtrip fares are cash only, day of ride ($2 Adult, $1 Children). Half off your ride with an advanced admission ticket to the Fair.

TSA requires the proper wearing of masks when on the bus. Riders are encouraged to bring their own mask and masks will be available onboard.


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