Iowa State Fair Announces 2021 Fair Attendance

Iowa State Fair Attendance topped one million people (1,094,480) in its return after being canceled by COVID in 2020. Fair spokesperson Mindy Williamson says it was a good comeback.


The attendance for the 11-day run was about 76-thousand below the 2019 attendance record of more than one-point-one million. She says the ongoing COVID concerns were a part of that.


Williamson says the weather cooperated and let them finish strong on the final Saturday and Sunday.


Williamson was taking down some of the 2021 signs today (Tuesday) as they continue planning for next year.


The 2022 Iowa State Fair will run from August 11th through the 22nd.