Iowa State Fair Grandstand Tickets on Sale Saturday Print
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Monday, 29 April 2013 15:01

DES MOINES, IA (04/29/2013)(readMedia)-- Tickets for the much-anticipated Iowa State Fair Grandstand shows will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets. The 2013 line-up is presented by U.S. Cellular.

This year's line-up includes performances from top country artists Toby Keith, Gary Allan and Alan Jackson as well as Grammy award-winning rock artists Train. Former Saturday Night Live comedians Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon will offer their own unique flavor of comedy in a stand-up routine, and pop sensations Carly Rae Jepsen and The Wanted will offer up their own multi-platinum hits.

Print at home discounted admission tickets are also on sale now at Fairgoers can purchase gate admission tickets online and print their own tickets at no extra charge. Fairgoers can also purchase food tickets, Fair Play Packs, midway tickets, zipline passes and 11-day punch cards online and have them mailed to them directly for a nominal fee.

Tickets for all concert and track events will go on sale Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or by phone at 800-745-3000. All concert events are reserved seating; track events are general admission. Beginning July 8, the Fair's Ticket Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday for walk-up orders only (no mail, phone or fax orders). Convenience charges will apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission. Gate admission must be purchased separately.

A complete listing of event dates, times and ticket prices follows:

2013 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-up

presented by U.S. Cellular

Thursday, August 8

Casting Crowns with special guest Jeremy Camp, 8 p.m., $30

Friday, August 9

Happy Together Tour 2013 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Mark Lindsay former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, and Gary Lewis & The Playboys, 8 p.m., $25

Saturday, August 10

Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon from SNL, 8 p.m., $38

Sunday, August 11

Dierks Bentley with special guest Justin Moore, 8 p.m., $39

Monday, August 12

Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, Sport Mods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Dirt Trucks, 5:30 p.m. Hot Laps, 6 p.m. Races, $17 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under

Tuesday, August 13

Victoria Justice with special guest Pentatonix, 8 p.m., $29

Wednesday, August 14

Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull sponsored by Iowa Farmer Today, 2 p.m., $20 Adults, $10 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under

Thursday, August 15

Toby Keith Hammer Down Tour presented by Ford F-Series with special guest Kip Moore, 8 p.m., $49

Friday, August 16

Train with special guest Matt Nathanson, 8 p.m., $39

Saturday, August 17

Demolition Derby: Demolition Derby: Modified Weld, Stock Weld and Compact Weld; Figure Eight: Front Wheel Drive and Rear Wheel Drive, 11:30 a.m., $15 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under

Carly Rae Jepsen and The Wanted with special guest TBA, 8 p.m., $35

Sunday, August 18

Alan Jackson and Gary Allan, 8 p.m., $39

"Nothing Compares" to the 2013 Iowa State Fair, August 8-18. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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