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State Fair Ticket Office Opens

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By Alex Schuman

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If you go to the Iowa State Fairgrounds this week the Sky Glider will be off, and the vendors still closed down.

But that is all beginning to change.

"It all really starts right now," said Lori Chappell, Iowa State Fair.

The fair starts in one month on August 8th.  Vendors started showing up and plenty of people are submitting their applications for temp jobs during the events.

"This is kind of the unofficial kick off to Fair time I guess," Chappell said.

You can expect some new foods, and a new location for the Budweiser Stage, sponsored by ABC5, from it's old spot to a new area west of the Jacobson Exhibition Center.

Staples like sweet corn, the butter cow, and mutton busting will all still be around for your entertainment.

Fair officials hope mixing the new with tradition can continue their streak of record-breaking crowds. 

"We're always hopeful that with our program in place we'll hit the million mark again," Chappell said.  "It's always in the back of our minds."

You can click HERE to get tickets to the fair and concerts online, or go to their ticket office at the Fairgrounds.   The office is open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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