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“Gathering on the Grounds”

Iowa State Fairgrounds
Ranked #2 of 72 things to do in Des Moines
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Owner description: For 11 days in August, it’s a fairground, but for the other 354 days of the year, the Iowa State Fairgrounds is home to auto shows, livestock exhibitions, flea markets, antique shows, concerts, trade shows and more. See what’s happening this month at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The largest old car and motorcycle night I have ever seen. Hundreds on old or custom cars, as well as hundreds of motorcycles attend this event. We ride our Harley and meet with freinds. Free admission, $5 beer, and the food was reasonable too, plus a band. Only one night left this summer and that is July 11.

Thank Russell M
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

2-3 movies have used this fair as inspiration. Even when it is empty it is interesting to drive around.

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The food is great, there is so much to say nice about the Iowa State Fair visit just visit the fair and see for yourself!!

Thank someonetwoDesMoines
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

I have been every year since we have lived here! great food, not so much on the booths, exhibits are okay, mostly just great food :) even the rides are on the small side compared to other fairs .. but you can't miss the porkchop on a stick and mini doughnuts :)

Thank Heather A
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

A constant place of entertainment. RV shows, animal shows, craft fairs, and of course the Iowa State Fair...awesome place to spend a day...or during the State Fair a couple of days.

Thank 007mpd
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