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Iowa State Fair coupons help fair goers save on admission costs. Discount tickets are available to purchase each year prior to the fair's start, and help save visitors 30 percent on admission. Additional savings are offered through special promotions throughout the duration of the fair.
The Iowa State Fair in Des Moines has been entertaining guests since 1854, and was listed in The New York Times bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. The fair is held each year for 11 days in August. The 2016 fair will be held from August 11 through August 21.
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|Offered by||Iowa State Fair|
|Location||3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317-2494|
|Features||Rides, food, blue-ribbon competitions, shopping, entertainment|
|Types of coupons||Group discounts, special promotional offers|
|AARP discount?||No, but there is a special "Older Iowans' Day" for seniors 60 and over. They save $3 on admission from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015|
|Military discount?||The fair hosts a Veteran's Day each year. On August 17, 2015, all active and retired military receive $3 off admission between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.|
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About the Iowa State Fair
The Iowa State Fair is one of the largest and oldest agricultural fairs in the United States, welcoming more than one million people each year. The fair, which inspired the novel State Fair, is also Iowa's largest event. The theme for the 2015 fair is "Nothing Compares."
Gate admission prices are $11 for adults, $5 for children 6-11, and free for children under the age of 6. Fair admission provides access to general fair festivities, but does not include rides or Grandstand tickets. Parking at the fair is $10 for cars and motorcycles and $2 for bicycles.
Iowa State Fair Coupons and Free Offers
- Visitors who purchase their tickets in advance online save. Savings include $3 off adult tickets and $1 off child tickets. These prices also apply to advance tickets purchased at Iowa Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstores, and Fareway Stores. These advance savings are only valid through August 12.
- The "Free Entertainment" section of the official Iowa State Fair website lists all the free entertainment offered each year with paid gate admission. Some of the free entertainment includes concerts from Village People, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Vocal Trash, Lita Ford, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Brandy Clark, and Head East.
- Punch cards are available each year for $88, and include 11 admission days to the fair. This prices the tickets at $8 a day, which is the advance ticket price. Entire families are able to use the punch card.
- Fair Packs are available for an up front fee and include packages of savings on food, rides, and fair admission. For example, a fair pack for anyone 12 and over is $20, which is a $32.50 value, and includes a gate admission, 1 sky glider ride, 1 zipline ride or Crazy Mouse or Rock Wall ticket, 1 giant slide or Ye Old Mill ride, 1 Snakes Alive or Train Exhibit ticket, and five $1 food and beverage tickets.
- Midway Mega Packs (valid for one day only) are also available, and include unlimited rides during the week for $25.
- Group discounts are offered each year when purchased by August 2.
2015 Iowa State Fair Discount Days
- On Tuesday, August 18, the Iowa State Fair is sponsoring a "Canned Food Drive." All visitors who bring in at least two cans of food receive $3 off fair admission. This offer is available between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the admission gate.
- Sunday, August 23, 2015, is "Extreme Sunday" at the fair. All guests receive $5 off adult admission and $2 off child admission from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
- Adults receive $5 off admission and kids receive $2 off admission from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Visiting the Iowa State Fair
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