Veterans' Day at the Iowa State Fair is Monday, August 15th as the Iowa State Fair will honor active and retired military.

The Iowa State Fair will honor active and retired military throughout the day with discounted gate admission, special displays and a parade on the Grand Concourse.

On 'Veterans' Day', Monday, August 15, active and retired members of the military with a military I.D. and their spouses will receive $8 gate admission from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Veterans' Day parade, an annual tradition featuring military bands, floats and more, will march down the Grand Concourse starting at 11 a.m. The US Navy Display and VA Welcome Home Booth will be set up on the Grand Concourse beginning at 9 a.m. Veterans' Day will also feature special patriotic programming with performances by the Iowa Military Veterans' Band and the 34th Army Band at the Susan Knapp Amphitheater.

Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to the 2016 Iowa State Fair, August 11-21, 2016. For more information, visit