Iowa State Fair Saturday Schedule: Queen Coronation, Build Your Own Rain Barrel and More
The first Saturday of the fair is sure to be busy and fun.
It's the first weekend of the Iowa State Fair, and the weather's expected to be about perfect.
So don't worry about cooking dinner. The fair has plenty of food and free entertainment for the entire family.
For more events check out the Iowa State Fair daily guide.
Drake University Day
4H Events in Bruce L. Rastetter Building
9 a.m. Educational Presentations and Working Exhibits
9 a.m. Hands-On Activities Corner – FIRST Lego League/ISU College of Engineering
9 a.m. Senior Division: Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge
12:30 p.m. Senior Division: Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge Awards Ceremony
1:00 p.m. Share the Fun
1:30 p.m. Educational Presentations and Working Exhibits
3:30 p.m. 4-H Scholarship Recognition Program and Reception
10 a.m. Fiddler's Contest, ages 18-49 in the Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall
noon Bill Riley Talent Search on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage
1 p.m. Project AWARE River Trash to Treasure in DNR Building
2:30 p.m. Governor's Scholarship Award Presentation on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage
3 p.m. Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship in Elwell Family Food Center
5 p.m. How to make your own rain barrel in the DNR Building
6 p.m. Milk Chug-A-Lug Contest in Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center
7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Brother Trucker at the Anderson Erickson Dairy Stage
7 p.m. Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage
7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Elvis Impersonator Travis LeDoyt on the Budweiser Stage
8 p.m. Will Hoge on the Susan Knapp Amphitheater
8 p.m. Larry the Cable Guy with special guest Reno Collier. Tickets are $35.
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 six to 10 years of age, seniors and people with disabilities. Children ages five and under 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 (7th and Center St., enter on 7th St.)
- Southeast Polk School (N.E. 80th St. and Highway 163)
- State Capitol (East 12th and Grand Ave.)
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.