DES MOINES, IA (08/04/2015)(readMedia)-- DART is offering Iowa State Fairgoers half-price savings and convenient service at three Park & Ride locations around the metro area during this year's Fair, set August 13-23.

Show your advance admission ticket at one of DART's three State Fair Park & Ride locations and receive half off the roundtrip fare. Parking is free at all Park & Ride locations. Discounted round-trip fares with advanced Fair admission tickets are $1 for adults and 50 cents for seniors (ages 65+), disabled persons, Medicare card holders and children (ages 6-10). Children ages 5 and under are free. Regular round-trip fares are $2 for adults and $1 for seniors (ages 65+), disabled persons, Medicare card holders and children (ages 6-10). Cash only; exact fare required.

DART offers three convenient Park & Ride locations where Fairgoers can park for free:

• Center Street Park & Ride (7th and Center St., enter on 7th St.)

• Southeast Polk Schools (N.E. 80th St. and Highway 163)

• State Capitol (East 12th St. near the State Capitol bell)

The hours are 8:30 a.m. to Midnight every day of the Fair at all Park & Ride locations. Call DART at 515/283-8100 for more details.

Buses from Southeast Polk Schools will drop off and pick up Fairgoers on Dean Avenue south of the Swine Barn near Gate 8. Buses from the Center Street and State Capitol Park & Ride stops will continue to drop off and pick up Fairgoers near Gate 10.

Three parking lots are available for motorcycle or vehicle parking at $10 per vehicle. Bicycle parking is available inside Gate 10 for $2.

Fair advance admission tickets are on sale through August 12 at Noon while supplies last at participating Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstores and Fareway stores and the State Fair Ticket Office, located on the Fairgrounds. Or, purchase your tickets online at iowastatefair.org and print them at home, fee-free.

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