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Take a quick look at key services

From food to first aid, here’s a list of where to find a range of features during your show visit.

August 24, 2022

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The Central Iowa Expo at the FPS
MINI CITY: The Central Iowa Expo is almost like a city in itself.Farm Progress

When the gates open at the Central Iowa Expo for the 2022 Farm Progress Show, the first since 2018, it’s like firing up a new town for the first time.

This miniature city comes with parking, public transportation, emergency services, air-conditioned restrooms, food and various other services. Check out this list to find out more:

Airport transportation. The Boone Municipal Airport is 2.5 miles west of the show site. The Ames Municipal Airport is 8 miles to the east. Both offer a free shuttle service to and from the show. From Boone, no reservations are necessary; from Ames, reservations are required.

Show office. The office is in the Administration Building outside the grounds at the south end of Sixth Street (Gate 6) on the south side of the exhibit field.

First aid. First-aid stations are located at each end of Sixth Street. Just inside Gate 1, you’ll find an air-conditioned first-aid trailer from Boone County Ambulance. At Gate 6, first-aid service is set up in the Administration Building. And first-aid support is on the showgrounds throughout the day for quick response.

Restrooms. Restrooms are located outside the entrances and within the four food court complexes at the center of each quadrant of the exhibit field — these are easily found by looking for the tall light poles located at the center of each quadrant. The northeast and southeast restroom facilities are permanent, air-conditioned buildings. See the map at the center of this program for more information.

Lost children. If you lose a child, check the nearest first-aid station, information booth or show office. See the map at the center of the program.

Lost and found. Lost items will be brought to the show office.

Information booths. These one-stop shops offer you information not covered in this program, or can help with last-minute changes to each day’s events. They are located at the entrances on either end of Sixth Street, as well as three locations on Central Avenue.

Accessible parking. The edge of the exhibit field in the North Parking Lot has been designated for parking for people with disabilities.

Golf cart rental. Carts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can reserve a cart in advance by contacting M&M Golf Cars LLC at 573-581-8188 or email [email protected].

Security. Security is provided for visitors and exhibitors. These uniformed individuals will ensure your safety and that of the exhibits. However, individuals found to be in violation of laws or vandalizing exhibits will be prosecuted.

Parking. Parking for all vehicles is adjacent to the show site. Remember the row of the lot where you park. It will make locating your vehicle a lot easier at the end of the day. Farm Progress is not responsible for damage to vehicles.

Food and beverages. Food and beverages are offered for sale at the food courts located in each of the four quadrants on the grounds, and near 11th Street and South Avenue.

Admission, show times. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 13-17, and free for ages 12 and younger. Discounted adult tickets ($15) are available at FarmProgressShow.com. Show hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30-31, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 1.

Transportation. Trams to and from corn harvest and tillage demonstrations run from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trams will load on the east end of the showgrounds.


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