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Family-Friendly Entertainment at the Iowa State Fair - dsm4kids.com

Looking for fun, family-friendly entertainment during your visit to the Iowa State Fair (August 9-19, 2018)? With loads of family-friendly activities and exhibits included in the price of admission, it’s not hard to find.  There can be a lot of walking at the Fair, so it’s always good to take a little break and enjoy some entertainment, sitting down.  That’s why we’ve rounded up this list of family-friendly live performances that will keep the whole family entertained at the Iowa State Fair. Continue Reading…

Tips 4 Keeping Your Kids Safe at the Iowa State Fair - dsm4kids.com

dsm4kids promotes several events and activities like the Iowa State Fair (August 9-19, 2018). Many of which are busy, crowded events with a lot of stimulation. The potential for getting separated from your child is real. This can make a family outing overwhelming and stressful for both parents and children. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips to help you keep your kids safe at the Iowa State Fair (or any large event or attraction).  Continue Reading…

An A to Z Guide to Iowa State Fair Foods - dsm4kids.com

It’s that time of year again! The Iowa State Fair has unveiled the new foods for this year’s fair. In addition to these newbies, you can also enjoy old favs. There’s always so much great food to eat at the Fair that it can be hard to know where to begin, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Loosen your belts…here’s your A to Z guide to trying foods at the Iowa State Fair. Continue Reading…

A Local’s Guide to the Iowa State Fair – dsm4kids.com

Updated July 9, 2018

Giant turkey legs, sticky cotton candy fingers and screams of delight emanating from the Midway. These experiences come only once a year and that time is almost upon us.  August 9-19, 2018 is officially Iowa State Fair time. While rides take center stage in the minds of a lot of Fair visitors, your kids will be blown away by some of these more off-the-beaten-path fair attractions. Continue Reading…

Low Cost Fun 4 Kids at the Iowa State Fair - dsm4kids.com

Updated July 9, 2018

There is something for everyone at the Iowa State Fair! It truly is mind boggling when you start to look at all of the events and activities offered at the Fair.  Enjoy kid-friendly rides, exhibits, concerts, animals and more at this annual agricultural extravaganza. Here’s our guide on how to have low cost fun with your kids at the Iowa State Fair. Continue Reading…

Best Family Friendly Eats at the Iowa State Fair - dsm4kids.com

Updated July 9, 2018

If you’re ever thought to yourself, “This might taste better if it’s deep-fried,” it just might be at the Iowa State Fair! The fried delights make news every year, but the Fair is also famous for other unique offerings. Whether you have your old standbys that you get at the fair every year or you’re ready to try something new, we’ve highlighted a bit of both.  Here are the best family friendly eats and where you can find them at the Iowa State Fair. Continue Reading…

101 FREEbies 4 Kids at the Iowa State Fair - dsm4kids.com

Updated July 24, 2018

So much to do so much to see…So what’s wrong with taking in some stuff that’s FREE?  While there are exhibits and events that cost extra at the Fair, there’s so much FREE stuff (included with paid admission) that there’s really no need to shell out a load of cash.  Especially for young kids that don’t know the difference between a FREE show on the Riley Stage and one playing in the Grandstand.  Here are 101 FREE things to do with kids at the Iowa State Fair: Continue Reading…

Iowa State Fair Foods 4 Kids – dsm4kids.com

Updated July 9, 2018

With over 200 food options, 70 of them on a stick, food is one of the biggest draws to the Iowa State Fair.  However, if you have a mini food critic in tow, it may not be easy to find something that they won’t turn their nose up at.  We all know one, a kiddo that will only eat PB&J sandwiches, plain pasta or the dreaded chicken nuggets. One benefit of taking a picky eater to the Fair, you will save some cash. Continue Reading…

Tips for a Family Fun Day at the Iowa State Fair – dsm4kids.com

Updated July 9, 2018

Our state fair is a great state fair is a great is a great is a great state fair, hey!!! I’m sorry, I just couldn’t help myself:) The granddaddy of all fairs, the Iowa State Fair, kicks off one week from today! Pack up the kids and enjoy animals, concerts, carnival rides, funnel cakes, corn dogs and much, much more!  Here’s our list of insider tips to navigate this incredible fair with your kiddos. Continue Reading…