Everything you need to know about enjoying your time at the Boone County Fair is right here — hours, how to purchase tickets, maps, directions, first aid and more. If you have a question, chances are you’ll find the answer here.
Hours of Operation
During the annual Boone County Fair, the fairgrounds are open to the public from 7:30 AM to Midnight. While the Fair is not in session, the fairgrounds is open to the public from during regular office hours, which are Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 Am to 3:00 PM and Thursday from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Special Event Hours vary. Call the fair office for more information.
The Boone County Fair prides itself on being a free fair! So bring the family and friends and enjoy the day!
Map, Directions, & Parking
The Fairgrounds are located northeast of downtown Boone at
1601 Industrial Park Rd. Boone, IA 50036. Free parking is available east of the fairgrounds. From Industrial Park Road, take Champa Street North. Parking area is east of Champa Street. Paid parking is available on the fairgrounds, through the west gate. Handicap parking is available on the south side of the fairgrounds at the main gate entrance.
Fair Time Camping
The Boone County Fairgrounds has over 50 electrical campsites. If you are interested in camping during the fair, please call the fair office to get your name on a waiting list.
For purchasing Grandstand events tickets, the Ticket Office is located on the south side of the Commercial Exhibits Building (near the grandstand). It will be open the week of the fair from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you wish to purchase tickets prior to that, you can do so online (see the attractions page on the website) or at the fair office during regular office hours. Carnival tickets can be purchased before fair through the ticket office, but during fair must be purchased at the carnival ticket office, located in the carnival.
First Aid is located on the northwest side of the community building. During fair their is always certified medical personal on call to assist with any medical situations that require attention.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the 2016 Fair?
How do I sign up to compete in the 2016 Boone County Fair?
Information on competitive events are posted on the Fair Contests page.
How do I get a 2016 Fair Book?
Follow the link Here
Are concealed weapons allowed on the Fairgrounds?
Guns are prohibited on the Boone County Fairgrounds; with or without a valid Iowa permit to carry unless authorized by the Fair Board as per Iowa Code. Failure to comply with this rule shall be cause for expulsion from the fairgrounds and/or being charged under Iowa Code.
Is smoking allowed on the Fairgrounds? In accordance with the Smokefree Air Act, portions of the Fairgrounds are smoke-free. While smoking is allowed in the walkway areas of the Fairgrounds, the law applies to sections designated by no-smoking signs. Smoke-free areas of the Fairgrounds include:
Grandstand & outdoor entertainment venues – stage areas, building porches and grounds attraction areas.
Inside Buildings or Foodstands both enclosed and open serving areas, eateries and concession stands.
For more information or to report a complaint, visit the Smokefree Air Act website, www.IowaSmokefreeAir.gov; call the Smokefree Air Act Helpline 1-888-944-2247; or mail a written complaint to the Iowa Department of Public Health, 321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075.
Are pets allowed on Fairgrounds?
Service animals assisting individuals with a disability are allowed on grounds. Also, animals being exhibited for 4-H and FFA projects are allowed, but must be id as such.
Are bikes allowed on the Fairgrounds?
No, bikes are NOT allowed.
Where are ATMs located?
ATM's are located inside the Community Building and the Commercial Exhibits Building only during the fair.
Where are lost items claimed?
Lost and found is located at the Fair Board office which is located on the south side of the Commercial Exhibits Building.
Where do I find a daily schedule of Fair events?
The Fair’s Daily Schedule is available online - link on the main page of the website, or can be picked up at the fair office.