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Gate Admission & Parking

Purchasing a Car Pass
Gets You FREE Parking & FREE Access to All Grandstand
& Musical Entertainment

Purchasing a Wristband or Daily Admission Gets You FREE Access to All Grandstand & Musical Entertainment

Purchase Passes On-Site at the Gate
or In Advance From Any Plymouth County Bank or Credit Union

Starting July 8, car passes will be available for purchase at Plymouth County banks and credit unions.

Le Mars: Northwest Bank (downtown and 75), American Bank, Iowa State Bank, Midstates Bank, NW IA Credit Union and Prime Bank

Hinton: Peoples Bank and Iowa Prairie Bank

Merrill: Iowa Prairie Bank

Kingsley: United Bank of Iowa and Midstates Bank.

Remsen: Iowa State Bank and American Bank

Akron: Peoples Bank and Security National Bank


There are acres of parking, which can be accessed through one of six gates. Gate one is for car pass parking for the general public and mopeds. Gate two only accepts foot traffic during the fair. Gate three is for livestock exhibitors and vendors. Gates four, five and six are also public parking for those with car passes. These gates are located on the north side of the grounds, near the city park. Follow the signs and traffic to find the gates in use.

Please use the white lines as parking guides. The front of the cars should face the white lines.

Gate Info & FREE Parking

Gate 1 - General Parking, Handicap Parking & Moped Parking - Car Pass Required to Park
Gate 2 - Walk-in Traffic Only
Gate 3 - Commercial Exhibitors & Livestock Exhibitors Only - Car Pass Required to Park
Gate 4 - General Parking or Pit Entry - Depending on the Time and Day - Car Pass Required to Park
Gates 5 & 6 - General Parking, Car Pass Required to Park
Your purchase of a wristband, individual pass or car pass helps ensure the fair can continue to be a fun destination.

As a nonprofit and volunteer-run event, the fair relies entirely on these entrance fees to book high quality entertainment for the Pioneer Village and grandstands, as well as general fairground upkeep and improvements.

We truly appreciate your visit and respect of the car pass requirements: Adhered to the windshield and the admission of up to four per car, with any remaining persons age 6 and above costing $10.


Good for all 5 Days of the Fair
Admits up to 4 people per car. Each additional persons must be wearing a purchased wristband or pay the one-day admission price. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.


Children 5 and younger are admitted free.


Good for all 5 Days of the Fair

Walk-in Only


Moped parking is available at Gate 1.

Handicap Parking

Handicap spaces are in the first row; southeast of the Round Barn. Look for pole signs: 10, 13, 16 and 22. The closest entrance gate is Gate 1.

There are additional spaces in a north/south row, located south of the grandstand. It runs along the east end of the outdoor commercial exhibits.

Spaces are also available northeast of the grandstand fencing.

All areas are marked with handicap signs.
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