The Iowa State Fair got underway Thursday in Des Moines. For opening day, adults get in for $6 instead of $11 and admission for children is $3 instead of $5. Kids under the age of 5 get in free.
Special events include Veterans' Day programming and discounts on Monday. Veterans will be honored with discounted gate admission. With a military I.D., retired and active members of the armed forces and their spouses will receive $8 gate admission from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A parade featuring military bands and floats heads down the Grand Concourse at 11 a.m.
The Spirit of Liberty Foundation's Freedom Bell will be on display north of the Administration Building through Monday. The bell honors our armed forces past, present and future.
Stop by the West Grand Exhibit Area to check out the Hoover Presidential Library Museum display focused on President Herbert Hoover's food relief efforts during World War I. Brush up on your history, snag a Hoover biscuit and be sure to catch the Hoover Humanitarian Relief Ship as it cruises the grounds daily at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Visit the "Remembering Our Fallen" display in the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center Atrium and pay tribute to Iowa's military who have died since September 11, 2001. The display is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The fair runs through August 17th.