Iowa State Fair | Fair Dates & Attendance
Fair Dates & Attendance. Upcoming Fair Dates.
The Fair always ended one week prior to Labor Day. The earliest dates for the Fair were August 13-23. The Fair dates were moved up by the Iowa State Fair Board in 1994 to avoid school start dates. Now, the Fair ends on Sundays two weeks before Labor Day. According to calendar shifts, August 7-17 is the earliest Fair date and August 13-23 the latest.
Iowa's State Fair is the largest annual event. It attracts visitors from all over Iowa, the United States, and many other countries. After the Fair, attendance estimates for each day are taken into account and an actual count of tickets is calculated including advance sales, sales to exhibitors, concessionaires, campers children, credentials, half-price, etc. The final attendance is determined.
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Non-profit organization that raises funds to preserve and improve Iowa State Fairgrounds.