The Iowa State Fair Will Not Happen This Year

The Iowa State Fair will be postponed to 2021. The Iowa State Fair Board met at 3pm today and took a vote. The vote was 11-2 in favor of postponing the fair. This is the first time the fair has not gone on as planned since World War II.

"The top priority of the Iowa State Fair has and always will be to protect the health and safety of Fairgoers. While the decision of the Iowa State Fair Board today will certainly come as a disappointment to many, the Board determined that holding a Fair in accordance with current health guidelines related to COVID-19 wasn't feasible," said Iowa State Fair Manager and CEO Gary Slater. "We appreciate the support of Fairgoers over the past few months as we've reviewed various options for the 2020 Iowa State Fair. We certainly look forward to welcoming over one million people back to the Fair in 2021."

The next Iowa State Fair will take place August 12-22, 2021.