Fair Info & Ticketing

2019 Opening Hours, General Information, Admissions.

General Information
September 6-14th, 2019
Monday-Thursday: 4pm-10pm
Fridays: 4pm-11pm
Saturdays: 1pm-11pm
Sunday: 1pm-10pm

Your Fair Adventure Starts Here!

Save The Date: September 6-14, 2019

Kids of ALL ages WILL have fun!
There is something for everyone in your family
We are family friendly and safety is our #1 priority. Read below for some FAQ's.
Plan Ahead all Transactions at the Fair are CASH ONLY and there is NO RE-ENTRY or REFUNDS.
ATM’s are located throughout the fairgrounds but do carry a surcharge.


General Ride Information

Ride Ticket Pricing:
  • One Strip (4 tickets) – $5
  • One Sheet (22 tickets) – $20
Ride Wristbands:
  • Allow you unlimited mechanical ride access for one day.
  • Rides take 3-5 tickets each
  • The Vortex Ride takes 8 tickets.
  • If your child is under 36 inches tall they can ride selected rides for free with a paying adult (16 years +)
  • There are 7-8 of those rides on the grounds and they are listed on the ticket box windows inside the fairgrounds where you purchase your ride tickets.


2019 Gate Specials

September 7th
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
FREE General Gate Admission from
1 PM – 2 PM ONLY
September 8th
CCM Canned Food Drive
FREE General Gate Admission from 1 PM – 3 PM ONLY with:
4 canned food items per Adult
2 canned food items per Child
September 10th
School Night
$2.00 General Gate Admission for Ages 6-11

$4.00 Admission for Ages 12 & over

Sales tax is not included.
September 12th
Salute to Seniors Night
Admission $4.00 for Seniors 55 and over 4 PM – 6 PM ONLY- Sales tax is not included
Some ways to save:
Catch the game and get into the Fair for FREE on Fridays!
Bring your High School football ticket stub after the game on Friday, September 6th and Friday, September 13th ONLY and get into the Fair for FREE. Rides are not included.
Rides are not included
Rides are not included with General Gate Admission.

The Fair does not provide REFUNDS. Please plan ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

Have another question? Contact us!
Are ride tickets sold at the front gate?

Midway ride ticket booths are located inside the fairgrounds.

Are there ATM's at the fair?

ATM’s are located throughout the fairgrounds but do include surcharges.The fair does not provide refunds. Please plan ahead.

Can I bring my pet with me?

Leave your pets at home. This is a county fair with livestock and entertainment animals. Pets brought into the fair create a safety hazard and are not allowed on the premises.

Do the buildings close before the fair does each night?

Exhibit Halls and the Livestock Area close 1 hour prior to the fairgrounds.

Do you accept credit/debit?

All transactions are Cash Only so plan ahead.

How much is parking?

Parking is complimentary.

If we have to park far away is there a shuttle?

FREE Parking Shuttle Vans are provided on the weekends ONLY but can experience wait times.

Notice to Ticket Holders

Prices, policies, programs, schedules, entertainment and shows are subject to change or cancellation without notice. The Fair is not responsible for lost, stolen, misplaced tickets and/or tickets. Ticket holder assume responsibility for him/her self as well as for each minor in the charge of ticket holder. No rain checks. No refunds. The Cabarrus County Fair reserves the right, without any refund of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission to or eject any person from the Fair for inappropriate conduct. Persons entering the facility assume all risks incidental to the event.

What happens during inclement weather?

The Fair is open rain or shine. Bad or severe weather can close, delay or cancel the fair entirely or just some attractions and events. In the event of inclement weather, the Cabarrus County Fair does not offer refunds or rainchecks.

What items are prohibited?

ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE CABARRUS COUNTY FAIR ARE SUBJECT TO RANDOM SEARCH! THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: • Backpacks and bags larger than 17” x 14” x 8”. All bags are subject to search before entering. • Weapons • Alcohol, Illegal drugs or substances • Bicycles, skateboards, hoverboards or roller skates • Balloons of any kind • Drones • Fireworks • Laser pointers • Banners, signs, posters or fliers • Bull horns or air horns • Food and beverages of any type • Coolers, bottles, and cans • Glass containers • Lawn chairs • Pets • Selfie Sticks • Cameras and recording devices capable of producing professional-quality photos, video, or audio recording. SHIRT & SHOES REQUIRE. Patrons entering the facility assume all risks incidental to the event. Fair staff reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person violating any law, rule or policy or acting in any manor deemed inappropriate by management. The Fair does not provide refunds.

What's to Eat at the Fair?

There is a large variety of food throughout the grounds. Some Food are: Roasted Corn, Cotton Candy, Funnel Cake, Turkey Legs, KaBobs, Ice Cream, and so much more!

Where are Lost & Found and First Aid located?

The Sheriff’s and EMS Stations are located in front of Gold Hall on the Midway.

Who manages the Fair?

The Cabarrus County Fair is managed by Cabarrus County Government. The company that provides rides and games is Powers Great American Midways.