One of the highlights of the year for many is making a trip to their local county fair, as well as the state fair. People from all over Iowa and even the country make their way to Des Moines in August to attend the Iowa State Fair. As fair goers attend in 2018, they will notice they now have more options to purchase tickets for midway games.

The legislature has recently approved the ability for county fairs and the state fair attendees to purchase wrist bands for the use of midway games. This change comes after the state fair was selling wrist bands last year and accepting payment via credit and was inadvertently breaking the law. This change will only impact midway games and does impact the forms of payment that are currently accepted for food and drink.

Iowa has fairs in all 99 counties and last year 1.1 million people attended the Iowa State Fair.