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Gate Admission & Free Parking

Purchasing a Car Pass,
One-Day Pass or Wristband
Gets You FREE Parking & 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

Free On-ground Parking with Purchase of a Wristband, Individual Day Pass or Car Pass

Starting July 10, 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

Free Parking

There are acres of free parking, which can be accessed through one of six gates. Gate two only accepts foot traffic during the fair. Gates four, five and six are 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.

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.

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-runned 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 admission of up to four adults per visit.


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


Moped parking is available at Gate 1.
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