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Iowa State Fair

Event Type: Cultural
Dates: 08/10/2023 - 08/20/2023
Website: iowastatefair.org/
Venue: Iowa State Fair
Address: 3000 East Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50317

Held annually in Des Moines, the Iowa State Fair is seen as a salute to the best of the best in the agriculture industry. This Midwest celebration has been an inspiration in many great works of art, including the original novel entitled State Fair by Phil Strong, a Broadway musical, and three films.

State Fair Entertainment

Do you love live music? The Grandstand at the Iowa State Fair will play host to some big, big names in the entertainment industry. From country giant Jason Aldean gracing the stage on August 20 to the iconic musical styling of The Black Keys on August 14 to many, many other talented performers, the Grandstand is where you’ll likely spend the majority of your time.

Attractions for All

Those seeking cheap thrills will be pleasantly surprised by the attraction line-up.

Thrill Ville – This is where all the jaw-dropping, fast-paced attractions can be found.

Thrill Town – This set-up is perfect for the littlest State Fair attendees. With loads of stroller parking and tons of age-appropriate rides, the whole family will enjoy this little corner of the Fair.

Thrill Zone – For a heart-pumping, adrenaline-inducing experience, seek out the Thrill Zone.

Games Galore – Among the rides and food trucks are plenty of fun traditional fair-style games. Test your throwing arm, your accuracy with darts, and your strength while vying to win that coveted stuffed animal.

Fun Fair Fare

One of the best attractions to be found at the fair is the food, and the Iowa State Fair is no exception. Here you’ll find more than 200 vendors, 80 different food items served up on a stick, and hundreds of satisfying food options.


The most commonly chosen arrival airport for a jet charter to the Iowa State Fair is the Des Moines International Airport (DSM). It’s located southwest of the city and just 12 minutes from the downtown core. For those hoping to avoid the traffic of a commercial airport, the Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV) is located just 10 miles north of the city and is perfect for those chartering a smaller aircraft.

Are you looking for a thrilling fair experience? Stratos Jets can help you arrange a jet charter to the Iowa State Fair.  Call our professional customer service agents at (888) 593-9066 or request a quote online to learn more.

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