Opening Day Festivities
Day 1 of the fair kicks off early, at 6 a.m. Thursday. And here’s a bonus: Fairgoers can get in free between 6 and 9 a.m. using a coupon found in this section, or in the Wednesday (Aug. 8) Hy-Vee ad in The Des Moines Register. (One coupon per person; does not include parking.)
Van and Bonnie from 1040 WHO will broadcast live from the Grand Concourse beginning at 5 a.m. There, you’ll also find Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative activities, including yoga, a healthy breakfast demonstration and more. Opening ceremonies kick off at 8 a.m., followed by Iowa’s largest Zumba class.