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!


October 19 & 20, 2019 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

        10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

        10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Iowa State Fairgrounds

Jacobson Building

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 Busters

Saturday:    20% OFF your total purchase at the Dog Heart Soul booth (great apparel) for the first two hours (10am-Noon)

Sunday:   The first 50 people in the door will receive a ReRope Leash ($25 value) and the next 50 people will receive a ReRope Dog Toy ($8 value) from ReRope!


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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 critter release on our website.


Great Iowa Pet Expo | Iowa’s biggest celebration of pets, pet owners, pet stuff, pet services and pet entertainment.