There are thousands of ways to get involved in the Fair from volunteers to sponsors, and we couldn't do it without you. If you already volunteer or serve as a sponsor, Thank you. If you are looking for a place to get involved, there are opportuntities waiting for you! Learn more about how you can take part today.

Volunteer opportunities 

group fundraising - Gate Admission

The Iowa State Fair is looking for civic and community groups to help with gate admissions at the Iowa State Fair, August (8-18) as a fundraiser. Volunteers can raise money for their organization by welcoming Fairgoers, scanning admission tickets and providing hand stamps for guests. Each volunteer will receive admission, a parking pass and $5 in food coupons per day. For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact Colton Lullmann at 515.401.1607 or

2019 Volunteer Flyer

Little Hands on the Farm 

The Iowa State Fair is looking for volunteers to assist in the ever-popular Little Hands on the Farm for the upcoming Fair. Little Hands teaches children the importance of agriculture and how it impacts their daily lives in a fun and interactive way. Children ages 2 to 10 can become farmers at this popular, free, hands-on exhibit. If interested in being a volunteer, please contact Emily Wynn at or call 515.262.3111 for more information. 

To sign up for Little Hands on the Farm, click on the button below:

Little Hands on the Farm Sign Up

Have You Herd?

The Iowa State Fair is launching a new program to provide livestock education, and we want to showcase youth exhibitors in both 4-H and FFA! Exhibitors may be from a variety of backgrounds and ages and will be giving live animal demonstrations about raising and showing sheep, swine, beef, dairy, goats and rabbits. For more information, contact Emily Wynn at or call 515.401.1544.

Have you Herd? Flyer

Application Form

State Fair Sew-In 

The Fair is searching for sewing associates to help Fairgoers make the simple strip quilts. Associates are asked to commit to one shift from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A site supervisor will be on-hand to supply materials and help with machines. All sewing associates will receive one parking pass and an admission ticket to the Fair. If you are interested in donating, volunteering or receiving more information about the Sew-In, contact Sharon Meisenheimer by phone at 515.986.1145 or by email at


The Fair is always interested in volunteers to staff information booths and diaper-changing/nursing stations. For more information contact Paula Barnes, Volunteer Superintendent, by phone at 515.360.9589 or by email at, as well as filling out and returning the volunteer profile form.

Volunteer Profile Form

Blue Ribbon Foundation 

These volunteers sell bottled water and Iowa State Fair merchandise at stands throughout the grounds. All proceeds of the Blue Ribbon Foundation go toward Fairgrounds renovations. For more information, visit the Blue Ribbon Foundation website.


Be part of the crew that helps put on the state's largest parade and kick-off for the Iowa State Fair! Volunteers are needed to help facilitate many areas, including staging, barricades and dispersion. For information on volunteering, contact Liz Moore at

Tram driver

The Iowa State Fair is looking for smiling faces to help transport our very precious Fairgoers from the parking lots to the gate, from the campgrounds to the gate or from stop to stop on the grounds. You must have a valid driver’s license and be over 18. Sign up times are available. A training session will be held the Tuesday before the Fair around 4:00 p.m. Did we mention you get a free t-shirt? Thank you to the Pleasantville FFA Alumni for organizing the drivers, please contact: for more information.

sponsorship OPPORTUNITIES 

Millions of people to see, hear, and talk to!

Every Iowa State Fair sponsorship is unique and customizable. If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity for the 2019 Iowa State Fair we would love to hear from you. More information on sponsorship levels and opportunities for 2019.

Please contact the Sponsorship Director to get started on creating a meaningful and memorable 2019 Iowa State Fair!

Meg Courter
Sponsorship Director
Direct: 515.401.1676
Fairtime Cell: 515.229.1479