Fair Info & Ticketing

2018 Opening Hours, General Information, Admissions.

General Information
September 7-15th, 2018
Monday-Thursday: 4pm-10pm
Fridays: 4pm-11pm
Saturdays: 1pm-11pm
Sunday: 1pm-10pm

Discount tickets are on sale August 1 - September 6th ONLY. They will be available for purchase during that time ONLINE 24/7 and at the Fair Office, Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM (located behind the Cabarrus Arena), while supplies last.

Ages 6-11: $3.25
Ages 12 and over: $5.35 ($2.00 Savings)
Ride Wristband Voucher: $15.00 ($5.00 Savings)
Plan Ahead all Transactions at the Fair are CASH ONLY and there is NO RE-ENTRY.
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:
  • Cost – $20
  • 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.


2018 Gate Specials

September 8th
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
FREE General Gate Admission from
1 PM – 2 PM ONLY
September 9th
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 11th
School Night
$2.00 General Gate Admission for Ages 6-11

$4.00 Admission for Ages 12 & over
September 13th
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 7th and Friday, September 14th ONLY and get into the Fair for FREE. Rides are not included.
Rides are not included
Rides are not included with General Gate Admission


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.

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.

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.