Tickets to next month's Iowa State Fair now available

The Grandstand at the 2004 Sesquicentennial Iowa State Fair on Sunday August 22, 2004 in Des Moines, IA. (Iowa State Fair Photo)

Those planning to check out the Iowa State Fair next month can get a jump on tickets.

The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office is now open and is offering discounted tickets for admission, rides, concerts and more.

The office is located on the Fairgrounds in Des Moines and is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Walk-up orders will be available through August 9.

Adult admission tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the gate. Children's tickets are $4 in advance, $6 at the gate. Children 5 and under get in free.

Tickets may also be purchased online or at participating Fareway, Hy-Vee, Price Chopper and Cash Saver stores while supplies last.

The fair runs Aug. 10-20.

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