The Fairgrounds play host to four permanent stage venues perfect for hosting a variety of events including concerts, weddings, dance recitals, comedians or kid's events.
Susan Knapp Amphitheater
The Susan Knapp Amphitheater is the largest and newest of the Fairgrounds' entertainment stages. The state-of-the-art venue can accommodate more than 5,000 audience members, with seating for 3,000. The facility also features dressing rooms, storage areas and trailer/bus loading docks.
- Dimensions: Approximately 99' wide x 39' deep
- Seating: 3,000
- Price: $1,000-1,500 per day
Anne and Bill Riley Stage
The Anne and Bill Riley Stage is home to the famous Bill Riley Iowa State Fair Talent Search. During the off-season, the bandshell stage is the optimum venue for outdoor events and entertainment. With 500 square feet of stage space and 3,400 square feet of roof area, the venue provides a great balance of shade and natural light.
- Dimensions: Approximately 94' wide x 35' deep
- Seating: 2,000
- Price: $500-750 per day
Anderson Erickson Dairy Stage
The Anderson Erickson Dairy Stage is a cozy entertainment venue ideal for small concerts, recitals, lectures and award ceremonies. Open to the air, the stadium seating offers a breezy view of the Fairgrounds.
- Dimensions: 35' wide x 32' deep
- Seating: 500
- Price: $250-500 per day
Fun Forest Stage
Stationed in the middle of one and a half acres of green space dotted with shady trees and beautiful flowers, the Fun Forest Stage offers a colorful venue perfect for a variety of kid-friendly entertainment.
- Dimensions: 25' wide x 23' deep
- Seating: Ground seating
- Price: $150 per day