Admissions & Ticket Regulations

Admissions and Tickets Regulations

It is the policy of the Board of Directors of the Perry County Fair that every person who enters the gates during the fair must have a valid pass or pay gate admission:

General Admission $10.00 – Kids under 4 years of age are admitted free of charge.

Membership Ticket $25.00

A membership ticket admits the person whose name appears on the ticket to the fair each day. A membership ticket can only be sold to residents of Perry County. This ticket admits that person to the fair each day, and gives voting privileges to those members 18 years old and over. To be a candidate for the Board of Directors, a membership ticket is required & the person must be 18 years or older.

Season Ticket $20.00

A season ticket admits the person whose name appears on the ticket to the fair each day.  A season ticket is sold to anyone whom does not reside in Perry County and does not wish to be an Ag Society Member.


Perry County Youth exhibiting at the fair can receive a free armband compliments of the Perry County Farm Bureau, to enter the fair each day. The exhibitors must have a voucher card on file at the fair office by July 1.  The armbands can be picked up at the pavilion on Saturday, July 14, 12 pm to 3 pm and Sunday, July 15th, 9:30 am to 5 pm.  Arm Bands that are lost or destroyed may be replaced at the Fair Office for $1.

Ride Pass $7.00

Membership and Season ticket holders and Junior Fair Exhibitors with armbands may purchase a ride pass each day which entitles them to ride all rides.  Children under 4 years old must purchase a ride pass to be permitted to ride.

Discounted Ride Pass $20.00

This pass has 4 tickets which can be redeemed at a Bates ticket booth to be able to ride all rides.  The ride pass will be available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and can be used all in one day to share with others, or may be used on separate days.

Main Gate Vehicle Pass $25.00

The main gate vehicle pass is good from 8 am to 4 pm only.  No vehicles will be permitted to drive through the main gate after 4 pm except emergency and official vehicles.

Livestock Vehicle Pass $25.00
This pass will only be sold to livestock exhibitors and can only be used at the livestock gate or the compound arena gate.  These vehicles can only park behind the coliseum or at the horse barn.

*Both passes must be attached to windshield.

Camping Pass 

Anyone camping on the fairgrounds must apply for a permit at the Secretary’s Office and display the permit on the camper. If you have paid for reserved camping come to the office for your card. Each vehicle parked with the camper must have an automobile pass attached to the windshield. In order to purchase a camping pass, either two membership or season tickets must also be purchased.

Veteran’s Day – Monday

Veterans enter free with military ID.

Kids Day – Tuesday

Kids under 18 years of age from 8 am to 4 pm are admitted for a reduced price of $5.00.

Senior Citizen’s Day – Thursday 

Seniors enter free from 8 am to 1 pm.  Seniors must be over 60 years of age to be admitted at this special rate.


In order to insure the safety of all fair patrons, the following rules have been made by the Board of Directors:
#1 – Only emergency and official vehicles will be allowed to drive through the main gate after 4 pm.
#2 – No delivery trucks will be allowed on the midway after noon.
#3 – Vehicles with passes must be parked so that they do not block access to any building exit.
#4 – No dogs or pets permitted on the fairgrounds during fair week.  The only exceptions are service dogs with proper verification and concessionaires pets which must be kept at their campsite or in their camper during fair hours.  The owners of these exempted animals must provide proof of vaccinations being current.  They must also clean up after their animals and are liable for any problem that arises from their animals being at the fair.

Updated 06/29/18 at 8:58 am


  1. Myke Harre says:

    What is the Senior Citizens day cost? You don’t mention it on your website.

    • fairexpress says:

      Senior Citizens Day is Thursday with FREE admission for those 60 years of age. This rate is only available from 8 am to 1 pm.

  2. Kim says:

    Is there a charge for children 2 and under? and is there a lesser charge for other children-or are they considered adult prices?

    • fairexpress says:

      Daily Admission is $8 which includes a pass for the rides. Children 2 and under are admitted FREE. Any children 2 and under that will be riding rides must purchase the $6 Ride Pass.

  3. Marla says:

    What is admission price for Veteran’s on Monday?

  4. Amy Vasquez says:

    If you purchase the season tickets, are rides included?

  5. Michelle Dumolt says:

    Can season passes be purchased the first day or do they need to be purchased ahead of time?

  6. steve boyle says:

    r we allowed to take coolers with drinks in them

  7. Tabby says:

    Today kids day they get in for free dose that include the rides too ?

  8. Jeff says:

    Do the season passes include your family?

  9. Jeff says:

    Well I take it that no one reads this thing since you can get no answer I am very disappointed and will not be going to the fair nor will any of my kids in the future have a wonderful day

  10. Rebecka householder says:

    Is it 10$ to get in and more to ride rides?

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