Join UNI at the 2024 Iowa State Fair!

Join UNI at the 2024 Iowa State Fair!

Volunteers working at UNI booth at Iowa State Fair

The University of Northern Iowa is excited to once again host a booth at the Iowa State Fair, which will be held August 8-18, 2024.

More than a million people will converge on the Iowa State Fairgrounds to enjoy various attractions, including live music, rides, games and the world-famous butter cow. 

The UNI booth, located in the Varied Industries Building at 3000 East Grand Ave. in Des Moines, will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a variety of free goodies, including football and volleyball posters, magnets, a limited supply of reusable bags, waterless temporary tattoos and more! Each day will feature different programming, highlighting many aspects of the University of Northern Iowa. You can also take a photo with our beloved UNI mascots TC and TK!

The UNI Bookstore will also be at the booth, offering a chance to stock up on UNI apparel and gift items.

Attend the fair for FREE when you sign up to volunteer at the UNI booth! We need current students, alumni, employees and friends to help share the fun throughout the fair. Visit to sign up for a four-hour shift and be a part of this fantastic tradition!