Iowa State Fair daily events, text alerts available

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

From livestock shows and food contests to talent shows and midway rides, there’s something for everyone at the 2016 Iowa State Fair, August 11-21. For convenience, the daily program is online and the Iowa State Fair is offering text alerts. It’s never been easier to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest activities and news at the Iowa State Fair.

Planning your day at the Fair is made easy with our interactive online Daily Program, which allows visitors to search by date, location, keywords and more. Fairgoers can customize their own personal itinerary and then print it off and bring it with them to the Fair, or use their mobile device to find events as they visit the Fair. Visit our website at for a full list of daily activities.

New this year, stay up to date on the latest Iowa State Fair news and events with Iowa State Fair text alerts. Text FAIR to 75782 for special offers, updates on concerts and daily activities, weather alerts and more. Are you an animal lover? Text BABY to 75782 to receive updates when new babies are born at the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center. Message frequency varies. No purchase necessary. By texting in, you agree to receive autodialed marketing messages at the number provided. Message and data rates may apply. For Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, visit:

Fairgoers can also vote for the 2016 Iowa State Fair People’s Choice Best New Food Contest by texting their vote to 75782. Voting opens Thursday, August 11, and Fairgoers can text NACHOS to vote for Ice Cream Nachos, WRAP for Pride of Iowa Wrap, and TACO for Not Your Mamma’s Taco. Voting closes at midnight on Monday, August 15th, and is limited to one vote per person, per day. Voting can also be done online at For a list of new food locations, visit our website at

“Nothing Compares” to the fun found at the 2016 Iowa State Fair, August 11-21. Discounted admission tickets are available now through August 10, with savings of over 30 percent. Purchase tickets online at or at the ticket office located in the Administration building on the Fairgrounds.