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    2024 Iowa Archery in the Schools State Tournament

    Des Moines, IA
    United States
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ONLINE ADULT: $5.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ONLINE ADULT Public Onsale: December 6, 2023 8:58 AM to March 3, 2024 3:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    2024 Iowa Archery in the Schools State Tournament. 2,100 archers from across Iowa will compete for the state championships.

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    Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class

    Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class

    Des Moines, IA
    United States
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GEN ADMISSION: $45.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GEN ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 7, 2024 11:47 AM to March 2, 2024 10:00 AM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Kids in The Kitchen Cooking Class


    The Kitchen on the Iowa State Fairgrounds


    Attention aspiring chefs! It’s your time to shine in The Kitchen on the Iowa State Fairgrounds with a kids only cooking class. Join Real Food 4 Kids to learn how to make brunch! This will be a hands-on opportunity to make pancakes from scratch and cook them on griddles. Participants will also make homemade berry syrup and whipped cream. In the end, kids will get to eat their creations and take home the skills to impress their friends and family.


    Kids in The Kitchen Cooking Class


    Saturday, March 2, 2024
    10:00 a.m.

    $45 per person

    (limit of 24 participants, ages 6-16)


    Parents are welcome to stay, but all the cooking is for the kids!


    Real Food 4 Kids is a local organization teaching hands-on cooking and food education classes for kids and teens with a mission to help kids develop life-long habits while giving them the opportunity to explore, eat, and enjoy. Real Food 4 Kids offers several types of classes that teach kids new skills and provide recipes they can recreate for their family and friends. The goal is to stop relying on processed food and help kids develop the life skills to be happy, healthy, confident, and capable. https://www.realfood4kids.com/


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    During the Fair, The Kitchen, located in Maytag Family Theaters, is a popular demonstration kitchen for anything from cuts of meat to barbecue, cake decorating, charcuterie and cooking with honey. From November through April, stay tuned for interactive, educational and fun cooking classes for all skill levels. Learn from local experts, using local products. Look for special events throughout the year until the 2024 Iowa State Fair, August 8-18.


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  • Mar
    8 Fri

    Iowa's Largest Arts & Crafts Show

    Des Moines, IA
    United States
    5:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    DISCOUNT: $6.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    DISCOUNT Public Onsale: January 29, 2024 11:41 AM to March 10, 2024 2:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    Make plans now to attend the Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show on March 8th-10th at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. This is Iowa's largest show, with over 250 talented exhibitors presenting and selling the Midwest's finest handcrafts. The show is a production of Callahan Promotions, Inc. and offers patrons the chance to enjoy original, affordable arts and crafts. Products being sold include oak furniture, pottery, jewelry, clothing, floral wreaths, stained glass, several different types of food items, lawn and garden art, and much, much more, with over 80,000 square feet of display space. Admission to the show is only $7 ($6 online in advance), with anyone 10 and under free. All patrons will receive a 3-day re-entry hand stamp good for the entire 3 day run of the show. Show hours are Friday night from 5 PM to 9 PM, Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Parking for the show is always free. For the public's convenience, a free shuttle bus service will be available on both Friday and Saturday and will shuttle the public from the northern parking lots to the front of the Varied Industries Building. For additional show information, call 563-357-1986.

  • Mar
    17 Sun

    Wild Wade's Swap Meet

    Des Moines, IA
    United States
    Show at 8:00 AM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GEN ADMISSION: $7.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GEN ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 20, 2024 2:26 PM to March 17, 2024 2:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    This show has become well known for it's large amount of new & used parts - especially engine parts for stock cars - drag cars - street & muscle cards. Deals on tools, tires & wheels - car literature & memorabilia - tee shirts - and lots more.

    You've been to the rest now come to the best High Performance Swap Meet in the upper Midwest.   

  • Apr
    13 Sat

    U.S. Finals Des Moines

    Des Moines, IA
    United States
    Show at 7:00 AM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $38.00
    CHILD: $32.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / CHILD Public Onsale: December 18, 2023 8:57 AM to April 13, 2024 3:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    The U.S. Finals is a spectacular way to celebrate the accomplishments of your program and end your season together! Uniquely, The U.S. Finals gives you the opportunity to end your season as a program with teams of all levels. With multiple locations across the country, your program is able to pick the event that works best for you!

    $32.00 - $38.00
  • Apr
    26 Fri
    Junk Jubilee

    Junk Jubilee

    Des Moines, IA
    United States
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $10.00
    EARLY BIRD: $25.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT Public Onsale: January 2, 2024 10:25 AM to April 28, 2024 2:00 PM
    EARLY BIRD Public Onsale: January 2, 2024 10:25 AM to April 26, 2024 10:00 AM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    Junk Jubilee brings a unique vintage shopping experience to Des Moines! Vendors show off their wares in creative displays of vintage used in the home. From vintage clothing to architectural salvage to unique pieces for your garden, you'll find a piece of history to add to your life!!!

    $10.00 - $25.00
  • May
    18 Sat

    34th Annual Iowa Metaphysical Fair

    Des Moines, IA
    United States
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $8.00
    2-DAY ADULT ADMISSION: $12.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT Public Onsale: February 14, 2024 8:37 AM to May 19, 2024 4:00 PM
    2-DAY ADULT ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 14, 2024 4:09 PM to May 18, 2024 4:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    The Iowa Metaphysical Fair emphasizes positive spirituality in all its potentiality. You will find wonderful goods and services related to spirituality metaphysics and holistic health needs and energy workers. Enjoy the amazing line up of lecturers, workshops, and open gallery that come with your ticket purchase. Join us for the ultimate experience found at the Iowa Metaphysical Fair. One of the longest running Fairs of its kind. We are the best of the best in the Midwest with vendors from across the United States to help you on your spiritual Journey.

    $8.00 - $12.00
  • Sep
    26 Thu

    Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show

    Des Moines, IA
    United States
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADVANCED: $8.00
    MULTI DAY ADULT: $20.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADVANCED Public Onsale: February 7, 2024 2:13 PM to September 25, 2024 11:59 PM
    MULTI DAY ADULT Public Onsale: February 7, 2024 2:16 PM to September 27, 2024 4:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    Our annual Quilt Show. 600+ quilts on display, vendors, free classes and demos daily. 

    $8.00 - $20.00
  • Sep
    27 Fri

    Iowa's Largest Arts & Crafts Show

    Des Moines, IA
    United States
    5:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    DISCOUNT: $6.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    DISCOUNT Public Onsale: February 12, 2024 8:26 AM to September 29, 2024 3:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    Make plans now to attend the Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show on September 27th-29th at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. This is Iowa's largest show, with over 250 talented exhibitors presenting and selling the Midwest's finest handcrafts. The show is a production of Callahan Promotions, Inc. and offers patrons the chance to enjoy original, affordable arts and crafts. Products being sold include oak furniture, pottery, jewelry, clothing, floral wreaths, stained glass, several different types of food items, lawn and garden art, and much, much more, with over 80,000 square feet of display space. Admission to the show is only $7 ($6 online in advance), with anyone 10 and under free. All patrons will receive a 3-day re-entry hand stamp good for the entire 3 day run of the show. Show hours are Friday night from 5 PM to 9 PM, Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Parking for the show is always free. For additional show information, call 563-357-1986.

  • Nov
    15 Fri

    Iowa's Largest Arts & Crafts Show

    Des Moines, IA
    United States
    5:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    DISCOUNT: $7.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    DISCOUNT Public Onsale: February 12, 2024 8:30 AM to November 17, 2024 2:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    Make plans now to attend the Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show on November 15th-17th at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. This is Iowa's largest show, with over 300 talented exhibitors presenting and selling the Midwest's finest handcrafts. The show is a production of Callahan Promotions, Inc. and offers patrons the chance to enjoy original, affordable arts and crafts. Products being sold include oak furniture, pottery, jewelry, clothing, floral wreaths, stained glass, several different types of food items, lawn and garden art, and much, much more, with over 80,000 square feet of display space. Admission to the show is only $8 ($7 if you purchase online), with anyone 10 and under free. All patrons will receive a 3-day re-entry hand stamp good for the entire 3 day run of the show. Show hours are Friday night from 5 PM to 9 PM, Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Parking for the show is always free. For additional show information, call 563-357-1986.

E. 30th Street & University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
United States
Whether you’re planning a convention or wedding, a trade show or a corporate retreat, nothing compares to the flexibility and unique setting of the Iowa State Fairgrounds. With 24 different venues to choose from, acres of free parking, helpful event management professionals and a convenient location, the Iowa State Fairgrounds is perfect for you and your guests. Our website provides you with everything you need to make your next event a success at the incomparable Iowa State Fairgrounds. For more information please visit www.iowastatefairgrounds.org.