Feb 01, 2024

Iowa State Fair: See the full list of 64 new foods for 2023

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Iowa State Fairgoers will have 64 new menu options to try this summer.

In celebration of National Fair Food Day, fair officials on Tuesday released the always-anticipated new foods list, which includes everything from Amish Donuts to Raspberry Chipotle Grilled Cheese to Walleye on a Stick.

The 2023 Iowa State Fair runs 11 days, Aug. 10-20, with the annual parade kicking things off Aug. 9 in downtown Des Moines.

Source: Iowa State Fair

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Location: The fairgrounds are located at East 30th Street and East University Avenue in Des Moines

Dates: Aug. 10-20, 2023

Hours: Fairgrounds are open each day of the fair from 8 a.m. to midnight, and buildings are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thrill park hours include:

Admission: Adult advance admission tickets are $11 in advance ($16 at the gate) and $7 for kids ages 6-11 ($10 at the gate). Ages 5 and under are free. Purchase tickets online at, or beginning July 1, tickets will be available at participating Iowa Hy-Vee, Fareway and Price Chopper locations. The Iowa State Fair ticket office also opens on July 5 for walk-up orders.

From The Garden, a hands-on learning exhibit, to Little Hands on the Farm and Vet Camp, there are many volunteer opportunities to volunteer at the fair. Visit for more information.

From banjo playing to bench press and husband calling to rooster crowing, there are dozens of competitions at the fair. Click here for a full list of competitions, rules and how to enter.

Here's the full 2023 State Fair Grandstand schedule:

Check out our full list of concerts coming to the metro this year. And more details on the RAGBRAI concert series in July.

Click here for the full list of concerts and entertainment on the fair's free stages.

Elwell Family Park is home to the most exciting events at the fair, including high-flying ATVs, tractor pulls and demolition derbies. Here's this year's schedule:

DES MOINES, Iowa —Video: Location: Dates: Hours:Admission: