The MidAmerican stage replaced the existing Fairview Stage located east of Pella Plaza and west of the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center in 2015. The new stage includes fixed seating on a concrete surface with designated ADA seating areas, as well as dressing rooms and a loading dock. In addition, new public restrooms adjacent to the stage benefit the entire Fun Forest area.
The architecturally unique stage hosts a full line-up of free entertainment each year, including acts like local favorites, The Blue Band and The Nadas as well as nationally recognized acts such as 38 Special. KCCI 8 News broadcasts First News at 5 live from the stage during the Fair.
Thank you to MidAmerican Energy for the support with this project. The Iowa State Fair would not be what it is today without their generosity and the generosity of all Iowans across the state.