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General Information

The 35th annual Iowa Horse Fair will be held March 29-31, 2019

Please see the following information to make your visit more enjoyable. If you have any questions regarding general information, please contact us here!

Directions to the Fairgrounds

For GPS and online mapping services, use the address 3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317. 

The Iowa State Fairgrounds are located at East 30th Street and East University Avenue, 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. Please see the suggested following routes:

NORTHERN IOWA
From I-35, take I-235 to Exit 10A then head east on E University Avenue approximately four miles to the Fairgrounds.

SOUTHERN IOWA
From I-35, take IA 5/US 65 to Exit 79 then head west on E University Avenue approximately four miles to the Fairgrounds.

EASTERN IOWA
From I-80 take Exit 141 (Hwy. 65 Bypass), travel south on Hwy. 65 to Exit 79 and head west on Hwy. 163 (E University Avenue) approximately three miles to the Fairgrounds. It is suggested that visitors enter the Fair parking lot at E 36th as a left-hand turn may not be allowed into the grounds at E 33rd at certain times.

WESTERN IOWA
From I-235, take Exit 10A then head east on E University Avenue approximately four miles to the Fairgrounds.

Location

Iowa State Fairgrounds

3000 E Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50317

For directions, see below.

Hours

Friday

Trails Conference 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Horse Fair & Trade Show 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rogue Rodeo 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday

Horse Fair 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Trade Show 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Rogue Rodeo 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Sunday

Horse Fair 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trade Show 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admissions

Children 12 & under are free when accompanied by an adult

Daily Pass

Friday - $8, Friday is "Veterans Day" at the IHF! Veterans with a Military ID get in for free, 12-6 pm

Saturday - $10

Sunday - $10

3 Day Pass - $20

Rogue Rodeo Tickets

Friday is family night! Children 3 & under are free when held on lap

Friday - $12/adult, $4/children (4-12)

Saturday - $15/adult, $8/children (4-12)

Proud Sponsors of the 2019 Iowa Horse Fair

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David Beary Enterprises, Inc.