It's the final Friday of the fair, head out to unwind after work.
Today is Building Bridges Day and Iowa Corn Day.
Here's a quick rundown of today's events, both free and paid. For a full list of events visit the Iowa State Fair website.
9 a.m. Youth Checkers Tournament on the east porch of the Administration Building
10 a.m. Decorated diaper contest and diaper derby on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage
10 a.m. Raptors: Predators of the Sky (live animals) in the DNR Building
10 a.m. Husband Calling Contest in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall
11 a.m. Mom Calling Contest- ages 5 to 9 in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall
11 a.m. Big Bear Puppets on the Anderson Erickson Dairy Stage
11:30 a.m. Mom Calling Contest - ages 10 to 15 in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall
2 p.m. Youth Hog Calling Contest - ages 5 to 16 in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall
2:30 p.m. Adult Hog Calling Contest - ages 17 and over in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall
7 & 9 p.m. The Blue Band on the Anderson Erickson Dairy Stage
7 & 9 p.m. Hypnotist Ron Diamond on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage
7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Dave Mason Duo on the Budweiser Stage
8 p.m. Parmalee on the Susan Knapp Amphitheater
8 p.m. Hank Williams Jr. "Taking Back the Country Tour". Tickets $39
Where to Park
- North, Sims and Northeast Lot Parking: $10
- Motorcycle Parking: $10
- Bicycle Parking (inside Gate 10): $2
- Buses and Drivers: FREE
Paid parking will also be available in a new lot just east of East 36th Street on East University Avenue.
Park & Ride
Show your advance admission ticket at one of DART’s three State Fair Park & Rides and ride for $1 for adults and 50 cents for children ages 6 to 10, seniors and people with disabilities. Children ages 5 and younger ride for free.
Regular roundtrip prices are $2 for adults, and $1 for children, seniors and people with disabilities.
Locations for park & ride:
- Center Street Park & Ride (Seventh and Center streets, enter on Seventh Street)
- Southeast Polk School (Northeast 80th Street and Highway 163)
- State Capitol (East 12th and Grand Avenue)
Service to and from park & ride locations run from 8:30 a.m. to midnight during the fair. Service will be extended for late-ending Grandstand shows.