Iowa State Fair Adding Nine New Rides

Photo shows night time view of Iowa State Fair Midway, with large Ferris wheel at the forefront

Photo: Iowa State Fair

(Des Moines, IA) -- The 2023 Iowa State Fair will feature nine new rides, including the long-awaited return of the iconic double Ferris Wheel. Eight rides will be in the main midway area, Thrill Ville, and one ride will be perfect for little ones in Thrill Town.

New rides coming to the Iowa State Fair include the following:

Thrill Town:

  • Lil' Scrambler

Thrill Ville:

  • Tornado
  • Mega Bounce
  • Super Shot
  • Eclipse
  • Musik Express
  • Top Fun
  • Flipper
  • The Skywheel, a double Ferris Wheel
  • The Iowa State Fair offers advance, discounted tickets admission and and tickets for rides.
  • Unlimited Ride Passes ($40)
    • Good for 1 day of unlimited rides Monday-Thursday until 10 p.m. in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville (does not include games)
  • Advance Ride/Game Passes ($30)
    • 40 credits - Good any day of the Fair on any ride or game in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville
  • State Fair Value Pack
    • This value-packed deal includes specials on select rides and food. Value Packs include the following: a reloadable Thrill Pass with 5 credits, 1 Ye Old Mill OR Snakes Alive OR Train Exhibit admission, 1 Bungee Jump OR Krazy Maze, 1 Giant Slide, 1 Sky Glider, 4 $1 food/beverage tickets and 1 cup of Barksdale's State Fair Cookies for $20

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