Iowa's Largest Celebration of Pets and Pet People!

The Great Iowa Pet Expo welcomes anyone who loves animals and pets. Whether you're a current pet owner or just thinking about bringing a companion animal into your home, the Great Iowa Pet Expo is for you. It's a great event for family entertainment, and with the largest pet-related trade show in the state, it's a must for your holiday shopping list!

2019 Great Iowa Pet Expo Dates

Saturday, October 19, 2019
        10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
        10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317
Enter at Gate 9

Daily Admission

Adults: $10
Seniors (65+): $8
Military: $6
Children (6-12): $6
Children (5 and under): Free
Pets: Free

** Cash only accepted at the door **

Door Buster Alert!!! Attend the Expo in the first two hours (both days) and receive a bouceback grooming coupon from Clipper Doodle Do by Bri!


Can I Bring My Dog?

Spayed or neutered adult pets on a short leash (6 foot maximum, no retractable leashes) may attend the Great Iowa Pet Expo with a responsible guardian. Bringing a pet with you to the Expo? Save yourself some time by filling out your pet paperwork in advance. Just print it out, fill it out and bring the Critter Release Agreement with you to the Pet Expo Front Gate.

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