Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, August 8-18
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Iowa State Fair

August 8-18, 2024
Des Moines, Iowa

The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and longest-running agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and per the event’s tagline, Nothing Compares!

Maybe it’s the opportunity to see and experience the nation’s second-largest agriculture producing state firsthand, the amazing smorgasbord of food options, fun contests, or educational workshops, but there is definitely something special about this internationally acclaimed event.

A variety of Iowa-based businesses and organizations support fun experiences for the family, like Little Hands on the Farm, where kids get the chance to be farmers and learn where food comes from and the Paul. R. Knapp Animal Learning Center, which features live farm animals being born each day of the fair.

Plan your trip now and see what brings more than 1 million people from all over the world to central Iowa each August.

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