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GREATER GULF STATE FAIR POLICIES

With every patron, volunteer, and employee's safety and security in mind, we ask that everyone who visits the Greater Gulf State Fair (The Fair) to follow our rules and policies. 

 

The Greater Gulf State Fair is Private Property. 

Code of Conduct 

  • Any and all trash must disposed of in the proper receptacles 

  • Appropriate attire must be worn at all times

  • No alcoholic beverages will be permitted, including in the parking lots

  • No prohibited bags

  • No concealed or open carry weapons (even with a Permit)

  • No activities or behaviors that could endanger or annoy other patrons (radios, playing music, profanity)

  • No exposed underwear or baggy pants under the waist (sagging)

  • No outside food and/or beverages

  • No gang-related clothes, colors, signs, jewelry, or activities

  • No loitering, blocking entryways, or large walking groups that inconvenience other patrons

  • No standing on chairs or benches

  • No pets, except service animals permitted by the Americans with Disabilities Act and animals included in exhibits or acts 

  • No soliciting or any kind

  • No smoking or vaping

The Fair reserves the right to search any and all bags, strollers, clothing, cups, your person, and/or any other objects deemed to be a possible carrier of any and all prohibited items and/or any destructive or lethal device.

Weapons 

Weapons (concealed or open carry) are NOT allowed on the property even if you are a Concealed Weapon Permit Holder. Weapons include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Guns

  • Knives

  • Pocket knives

  • Pepper spray

  • Personal safety keychains  

  • Taser

  • Stun guns

The Fair is under the jurisdiction of the City of Mobile Police Department.

New Clear Bag Policy 

In order to maintain a safe, entertaining environment, the Fair will starting a Clear Bag Policy from this year forward. This policy is alike to those used at major sporting events and other events in the country. Any and all bags will be subject to search upon arrival and any bags that exceed the permitted size will not be allowed in. 

Approved bags are as follows:

  • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags that DO NOT exceed 12"x 6" x 12" - logos must be no larger than 4.5" x 3.4" and can be displayed only on one side

  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Like a Ziploc bag or similar) 

  • Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" - around the size of a hand, with or without a handle strap 

  • Medically necessary items (Must be inspected and tagged) 

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: 

  • Purses and/or clutch bags larger than 4.5" x 6.5" 

  • Backpacks

  • Clear backpacks

  • Binocular cases

  • Camera cases 

  • Cinch/drawstring bags

  • Fanny packs

  • Tinted or printed patterned plastic bags

  • Oversized tote bags

  • Mesh bags

  • Briefcases

  • Luggage of any kind

  • Computer bags 

Youth Curfew

After 7:00 PM CST, any patron under the age of 18 is required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian to enter the Fair. We may ask for ID as proof of age. The ID must be valid and non-expired. Any patron under the age of 18 without a valid ID who is not accompanied by a parent/guardian will not be admitted after 7:00 PM CST. 

Offensive Clothing Policy 

Any patron wearing clothing or jewelry or other personal items that Fair Management deems offensive or gang-related will not be allowed into the Fair. Exceptions and challenges will be answered at the discretion of Fair Management.

Security and Safety Policies 

Our patrons' safety is of top concern to the Fair. Surveillance cameras will be operating during each day of the Fair, 24 hours a day. Again, the Fair is under the jurisdiction of the City of Mobile Police Department. Officers will be monitoring the Fair during each day of the Fair. 

Prohibited Items 

  • Selfie sticks 

  • Backpacks

  • Concealed weapons (even by permit holders)

  • Outside food and beverages 

  • Pets

    • Service Animals permitted by the American with Disabilities Act are the only animals allowed.

  • Segways and/or hoverboards

  • Tents and/or chairs

  • Drones

 

Drones and Unmanned Aircraft Systems 

Drones will be not be permitted to fly over our Midway. Our Fair is close to the Mobile Regional Airport and the Coast Guard Training Facility. Drones may prose a threat to commercial and/or military aircraft. Law enforcement will be notified immediately if this policy is violated. 

Soliciting 

Any form of soliciting is strictly prohibited. Any patron found soliciting during the duration of the Fair will be removed from the Fair. 

Smoking/Vaping

Smoking and vaping are allowed is designated areas. 

Ticket Sales Policy 

  • No re-sale or public promotion of Fair tickets unless explicit permission is given by the Fair. 

  • All companies, organizations, and individuals are welcome to purchase tickets and ride wristbands

  • If a patron violates the Ticket Sales Policy, we reserve the right to void any and all tickets purchased by the patron

  • All tickets, wristbands, and coupons become void after the last day of the Fair. 

Photo Policy 

Photo, video, and audio may be taken for promotion purposes. By entering the Fair, you consent, waive all rights to royalties, and release the Fair of any liability. You agree to your likeness being used, published, or reproduced in any and all media, which can be used now or in the future, for any and all purposes by or in connection with the Fair, its sponsors, organizers, and providers. Smile!