About the Fairgrounds


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About the Fairgrounds

Every year the Iowa State Fair staff fields questions from visitors. Some of the most frequently asked questions are below. The answers are a constant reminder that nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair.

Who do I contact to plan an event on the Fairgrounds?

Information about our facilities can be found on the Facilities page. To plan an event at the Fairgrounds, please fill out a New Client Application form located under the Facilities tab.

How can I find out what events are happening at the Fairgrounds?
Where can I find a map of the Fairgrounds?
Am I allowed to bring my own food onto the Fairgrounds for an event?
Are the Campgrounds open during non-Fairtime?
Are pets allowed on the Fairgrounds?
How do I find out if an event is cancelled or post-poned?
Where are lost items claimed?
Where are public restrooms located?
Where can I find information about hotels near the Fairgrounds?