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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about the Warren County Fair

Where is the Fair located?

The Warren County Fairgrounds are located just off Hwy 92 in Indianola, Iowa. Driving directions can be found on the Hours & Directions page. The fairgrounds address is: 1400 West 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA 50125.

Where can I find a map of the Fairgrounds?

You can find a map of the fairgrounds on the Fairgrounds Map page of this website.

What time does the Fairgrounds open and close?

The fairgrounds opens at 6 am and closes at 11 pm.

What hours is the carnival open?

Wednesday: 6-10 pm
Thursday: 6-10 pm
Friday: 6-10 pm
Saturday: 1-10 pm (2 wristband sessions: 1-5 pm OR 6-10 pm)
Sunday: 1-10 pm (wristband session 1-5 pm; tickets only 6-10 pm)

**Be sure to visit the Carnival page of this website for more information, including details on the wristbands.

Is there handicap accessible parking available during the fair?

There are many designated handicap accessible parking locations throughout the fairgrounds. Please enter the main entrance to the fairgrounds on Highway 92. This entrance will have a barricade across the driveway, as it is not open to the public. A public safety officer will check your handicap permit and direct you to a parking spot. The Fairgrounds Map shows the various handicap parking locations throughout the fairgrounds.

We will also be having a courtesy golf cart shuttle from the parking lot to any area on the fairgrounds for those needing assistance to & from different areas. Please call the office @ 515-961-6687 to arrange a shuttle.

There is also a wheelchair available in the office during the fair.

Are pets allowed?

During the Fair, the only animals allowed on grounds are those that align with the ADA's service animal classification for animals specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are therefore not allowed on grounds during the Fair.

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. In those areas, smoking of any kind is prohibited (including use of e-cigarettes). Smoke-free areas of the Fairgrounds include:

o Outdoor entertainment venues – stage areas, tents and grounds attraction areas.
o Grandstand area.
o Inside all buildings.

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.

When do Grandstand tickets go on sale? Where can I purchase them?

The ticket office outside the Grandstand will open at 5 pm each day during the fair with tickets available for that evenings event.

Grandstand Tickets are also available online starting June 1st. Check back for the website to purchase tickets!

Is alcohol allowed on the grounds?

No alcohol is allowed on the Warren County Fairgrounds during the Fair, including grandstand events.

Where are lost items claimed?

Lost and found is located in the Fair Office, east of the large show ring. During the fair, you can reach the Fair Office at 515-961-5861.
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