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Written by Lori Chappell   
Monday, 21 January 2013 09:50

DES MOINES, IA (01/18/2013)(readMedia)-- Plans are underway for the 2013 Iowa State Fair, including over $600,000 in family-friendly entertainment, all free with gate admission. Mark your calendars – August 8-18 – and experience for yourself why "Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair.

Buy your tickets now and save nearly 40 percent off admission to the 2013 Iowa State Fair. Through February 28, advance admission tickets are just $7 for adults (ages 12+) and $3 for children (ages 6-11). Fairgoers ages 5 and under are admitted free every Fair day.

Tickets are available now at Choose our convenient print-at-home option and enjoy immediate delivery of your tickets, or, through February 28, opt to have them mailed to you directly for free. Tickets can also be purchased at the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Monday - Friday). Act now to take advantage of the 2012 pricing.

Effective March 1, the price of gate admission will increase by $1 per ticket. This increase will apply to all gate admission including day-of and advanced admission tickets. The price of Fair Play Packs for adults (ages 12+) and children (ages 6-11) and punch cards, good for 11 days of adult admission, will increase $1 per ticket per day.

More details about Grandstand and free stage acts will be available on the Fair's website in the spring.

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

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