The Iowa State Fair took a year off, but the time was well spent. There is a major upgrade coming to this year's festivities. A new addition to the Iowa State Fairgrounds is the Elwell Family Park. Eventually, the new park will have seating for 6,000 and will be space for monster truck shows, rodeos and tractor pulls, as well as family food competitions like BBQ competitions. The Elwell Family Park will open August 17th and 18th, midway through this year's fair, for a tractor pull event.
Tickets to the tractor pull will be sold at iowastatefair.org. The build out for the park cost $2 million.