State Fair time will be here before you know it, and I’m excited to announce that the Iowa Lottery will be the opening-day sponsor of this year’s Fair! And even before that, we’ll have some great contests with radio stations around the state to give away prize packages to the Lady Antebellum concert Aug. 16 at the State Fair Grandstand. Let’s get this party started!
In the weeks leading up to the Fair, the lottery will have contests on radio stations across the state to give away Lady Antebellum concert prize packages. Each prize pack will include two concert tickets to the Aug. 16 Grandstand show, two admission tickets to the Fair, a parking pass, $30 in Fair food tickets, and a sweet lottery swag bag! A list of participating radio stations is available on our promotions page.
Then on Aug. 7, the Fair’s opening day, lottery staff will be at four of the main admission gates that morning to hand out coupons for a free play in our All or Nothing™ lotto game. (The fine print: Coupon giveaways are scheduled for 5-9 a.m. Coupons can only be given to fair-goers at least 21 years old, one coupon per person, while supplies last.) There also will be discounted admission at the gates from 5 a.m. to noon that day, so visit www.iowastatefair.org for more details.
And we’ll have fun that morning with WHO Radio’s Van & Bonnie as they broadcast live from Expo Hill on the Fairgrounds. While their show is on the air from 5 to 9 a.m. that day, fair-goers can sign up for a chance to win one of 10 prizes of $100 cash or a Lady Antebellum concert prize pack from the lottery.
It will be a busy morning!
One thing for you to note: The lottery will not have a booth in the Varied Industries Building during this year’s State Fair. With the upcoming move to our new headquarters location, we need to dedicate additional resources to that project, so we couldn’t do a booth this time around. But we’re excited to see everyone on the Fair’s opening day and know we’ll have a good time that morning!
Which are the gates where we’ll be giving out coupons? Here’s the list: Gate 4, at the campgrounds on the Fairgrounds’ east side; Gate 8, at Rock Island Avenue on the south side of the Fairgrounds; Gate 11, at the Grand Concourse on the west side of the Fairgrounds; and Gate 15, at the north parking lot. Lottery signs will mark the gates where coupons will be given away, so look for one of the signs to ensure you’re entering a gate where you can receive a coupon for a free play.