At the Gate

Admission at the Gate

Fair Admission is charged on a daily basis. Once you're inside, exhibits, North Stage performances and a whole lot more are absolutely free! Food, beverages, carnival rides, games, and most Grandstand Arena entertainment will have an additional cost. Ticket sales end at 1/2 hour prior to closing time each evening. This year's gate admission is:

  • Free to Children Six Years of Age and Under
  • $7 Youth Ages 7 to 13
  • $7 Seniors 65 and Over
  • $7 Military (with proper ID)
  • $10 Adults

Do You Accept Checks or Credit Cards for Ticket Purchases at the Gate?

Currently, only cash is accepted at the ticket booths. An ATM is located at the Main Gate Ticket Booth and once inside the gates, several additional ATMs are located throughout the facility to obtain additional funds for food, rides, and other items.

Are There Less Expensive Tickets Available?

Absolutely! Depending upon current may be "just the ticket."  Further information on available promotions will be available closer to the opening of this year's Interstate Fair.

How Can I Return to the Fair Later Today?

Can't stay the whole day but you'd like to return in the evening? No problem. Guests will be readmitted the same day with a hand stamp obtained upon exiting the Fair.

Where Can I Park?

Parking is available on our grounds at the Main Gate, Train Gate, and the South Gate. Handicapped parking is located near the gates as well. The Interstate Fair provides handicapped accessible parking spaces, more than code requirement, on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is $5 in the Main and West Lots (paved) and Free in the South and STA Lots.