Iowa State Fair Entries Available Online Beginning May 1

Written by Theresa Rose on April 30, 2015

DES MOINES, IA (04/29/2015)(readMedia)– Premium books and entry forms for competitive events at the 2015 Iowa State Fair will be available at beginning Friday, May 1. The Iowa State Fair “Fair Tour” will run August 13-23.

Premium books and entry forms can be accessed at Entrants in competitive events may enter online or may submit their entry by mail. While most entries are due July 1, deadlines do vary by department. Check for specific deadlines. Fine arts and photography entrants in particular should note that their deadline is earlier than most other divisions as materials must be submitted by June 13 and 14, respectively.

The Iowa State Fair accepts entries in a variety of categories, including the largest Food Department of any state fair, the state’s largest art show, one of the largest livestock shows in the world and Iowa’s finest exhibits of agricultural commodities.

For more information regarding entry deadlines, competitions or the online entry system, contact the Competitive Events Department at 515/262-3111 ext. 207.

“Nothing Compares” to the 2015 Iowa State Fair, August 13-23. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. Discounted gate admission tickets are on sale now through our convenient print at home ticket option at For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit