Iowa State Fair Schedule Saturday: Demo Derby, Yo-Yo Contest
What have you yet to see at the Iowa State Fair this year?
Don't work today? Head to the Iowa State Fair!
Today is Wellmark Day.
Here's a quick rundown of today's events, both free and paid. For a full list of events visit the Iowa State Fair website.
10 a.m. Trash to Treasure Demonstration in the DNR Building
10 a.m. "Bags" Tournament: singles on the Grand Concourse
10:30 a.m. 4x4 Stomper Pull on the Anderson Erickson Dairy Stage
11 a.m. Sugar Creek Cloggers on Anne and Bill Riley Stage
1 p.m. "Bags" Tournament: doubles on the Grand Concourse
4 p.m. Yo-Yo Contest on the Anderson Erickson Dairy Stage
5 p.m. How to make your own rain barrel in the DNR Building
7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Dave Mason Duo on the Budweiser Stage
7 & 9 p.m. The Blue Band on the Anderson Erickson Dairy Stage
8 p.m. The Downtown Fiction on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage
8 p.m. J.T. Hodges on Susan Knapp Amphitheater
11:30 a.m. Demolition Derby. Tickets are $12.
8 p.m. Journey with Pat Benatar and Loverboy. Tickets are $48.
Where to Park
- North, Sims and Northeast Lot Parking: $10
- Motorcycle Parking: $10
- Bicycle Parking (inside Gate 10): $2
- Buses and Drivers: FREE
Paid parking will also be available in a new lot just east of East 36th Street on East University Avenue.
Park & Ride
Show your advance admission ticket at one of DART’s three State Fair Park & Rides and ride for $1 for adults and 50 cents for children ages 6 to 10, seniors and people with disabilities. Children ages 5 and younger ride for free.
Regular roundtrip prices are $2 for adults, and $1 for children, seniors and people with disabilities.
Locations for park & ride:
- Center Street Park & Ride (Seventh and Center streets, enter on Seventh Street)
- Southeast Polk School (Northeast 80th Street and Highway 163)
- State Capitol (East 12th and Grand Avenue)
Service to and from park & ride locations run from 8:30 a.m. to midnight during the fair. Service will be extended for late-ending Grandstand shows.