Driving & Parking Information for the Iowa State Fair
The Iowa State Fair begins on Aug 11 – 21, 2022. The fair is providing convenient parking facilities to its customers. There are several parking options. Three parking lots authorized by Blue Line Parking Shuttle are available for vehicle or motorcycle parking for only $10 per vehicle. Free bicycle parking is also available at gate 11.
Dart Park & Ride offers free parking and shuttle services at all the locations near the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The shuttle will drop off at gate 10 of the fairgrounds. Along with shuttle services, the facility of taxis, Uber, and Lyft is accessible at gate 8.
|8 a.m. to midnight*||9 a.m. to 8 p.m.||Thrill Ville: 10 a.m. to Midnight
Thrill Town: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thrill Zone: 10 a.m. to Midnight
For further assistance, please visit the Iowa State Fair’s website and learn about the parking spaces, shuttle hours, and more.
From I-35, take I-235 to Exit 10A then head east on E University Avenue approximately four miles to the Fairgrounds.
From I-35, take IA 5/US 65 to Exit 79 then head west on E University Avenue approximately four miles to the Fairgrounds.
From I-80 take Exit 141 (Hwy. 65 Bypass), and travel south on Hwy. 65 to Exit 79 and head west on Hwy. 163 (E University Avenue) approximately three miles to the Fairgrounds. It is suggested that visitors enter the Fair parking lot at E 36th as a left-hand turn may not be allowed into the grounds at E 33rd at certain times.
From I-235, take Exit 10A then head east on E University Avenue approximately four miles to the Fairgrounds.