(Des Moines) It is just about….state fair time. The first day is next Thursday, August 8th. Spokesperson Lori Chappel says,
“The Iowa State Fair kicks off the night before with the state fair parade. That will begin at 6:15 downtown. It stages at the capital and moves westward on Grand Avenue. We invite everyone to come out. It is one of the state’s largest parades and it’s always a lot of fun.”
Chappel says there’s still time to buy gate tickets in advance, either via their website, at grocery stores, or in person at the box office. Doing so will save you money. There are other discounts available during the fair, check the Iowa State Fair’s website for details.
Iowa Radio Network