Fan Fair

The Fan Fair program is your chance to help restore the grounds of the nationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair and purchase Grandstand concert tickets before the general public. For each $150 contribution made to the Fan Fair program, you become eligible to purchase 2 Grandstand show tickets during a special presale.
There will be mulitple concert on sale dates. As a Fan Fair member you will have access to purchase tickets during special presales before individual concerts. All tickets will be purchased online through Etix. Fairgoers will be able to purchase gate admission tickets at the same time. There will be no paper order forms.
***The Grandstand stage will be updated prior to the 2018 Iowa State Fair. Seating chart information will be shared with donors as soon as it is available.***
Make your Fan Fair donation online or by mailing in a Donation Form
Those contributing $150 or more will receive ticket ordering information and instructions. Only donations made specifically to the Fan Fair program qualify for these tickets. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. To receive more information on this, or any of our fundraising efforts, please call us at 1-800-450-3732 or use our contact form.

Three concerts have been added to the 2018 Iowa State Fair Grandstand line-up.

  • Casting Crowns - Thursday, August 9
  • Reba McEntire - Friday, August 10
  • Suglarland – Friday, August 17

The Fan Fair presale for these concerts will be Tuesday, January 16 at 10:00 am through Wednesday, January 17 at 10:00 pm. The concerts will go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 19. In addition to the Grandstand concert tickets, you are able to purchase your 2018 Iowa State Fair admission tickets.

You should have received a confirmation letter with a membership code. (Please email Drew if you have not received your confirmation letter.) On the date of a presale, you will order your tickets at

Upon selecting your tickets, you will be prompted to enter a Fan Fair membership code found in your confirmation letter. This passcode will allow you to purchase the allotted number of concert tickets based on your donation. The code remains valid throughout all of the presales as long as you have not already ordered your allotted number of tickets during previous presales. (Example: If you have access to purchase 6 concert tickets, you could order 2 tickets to 3 different concerts.) Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. 
If you have any questions about the ordering process, please refer to the ordering instructions or contact Etix at 1-800-514-3849. For questions about your Fan Fair membership, please call 515-262-3111 Ext. 371.
When are the Fan Fair concert presales?
A Fan Fair presale will always start the Monday before the general public’s Friday on sale date. Emails and website updates will keep Fan Fair members informed. 
Can I submit a paper ticket order form?
No. All tickets must be ordered online.
Will my passcode work for multiple concerts? 
Your issued passcode will allow you to order the allotted number of concert tickets based on your donation amount. The code remains valid throughout all of the presales. (Example: If you have access to purchase 6 concert tickets, you could order 2 tickets to 3 different concerts.)
Is there a deadline to donate to Fan Fair?
Fan Fair donations will be accepted until all of the Grandstand Concerts have gone on sale. Once a presale is complete, tickets will be available to the general public.