Grandstanding at the fair

Iowa State Fair - Nothing Compares

I can’t wait for the corn dogs, butter cow sculpture and people watching, but many others head to the Iowa State Fair for the show-stopping concerts.  This year is no different, and the Iowa State Fair Grandstand act tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 30th. Get ’em while they’re hot!


Grandstand line-up:

Thursday, August 11: Casting Crowns with special guest Sanctus Real
Friday, August 12: Jason Aldean with special guests Chris Young and Thompson Square
Saturday, August 13: Def Leppard with special guest Heart
Sunday, August 14: The Incredible Machine Tour featuring Sugarland and Sara Bareilles
Monday, August: 15: Deery Brothers Summer series for late models
Tuesday, August 16: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Doobie Brothers
Wednesday, August 17: Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull
Thursday, August 18: Ronnie Dunn with special guest Steel Magnolia
Friday, August 19: Train and Maroon5 (special guest T.B.D.)
Saturday, August 20: Demolition Derby (at 2:30 PM), Reba McEntire with special guest Jerrod Niemann (at 8 PM)
Sunday, August 21: An Evening with Janet Jackson


How to get tickets:

Tickets for all concerts and events go on sale April 30 at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or by phone at 1.800.745.3000. All concert seats are reserved, all track events are general admission. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office will open July 11 for walk-up orders only (assuming tickets remain).


Only 104 days left until the greatest state fair around!

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