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When is the Greater Gulf State Fair?

The 69th Annual Greater Gulf State Fair will take place from October 27 - November 5, 2023.


What time does the fair open and close?

Fair ​hours for 2023 will be announced soon! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

What are the ticket prices for the fair?

Tickets are on sale now! You can find our ticket prices here!

When is the Rodeo?

The Rodeo will be announced soon!

What are Discount Days at the Fair?

Discount Days will be announced soon! 

What is an Unlimited Ride Wristband and how does it work?

Unlimited Ride Wristband allows you to ride every ride on the Midway! This wristband does not include admission.

What is a Fast Pass Wristband?

Avoid long lines by purchasing a Fast Pass Wristband. This wristband will get you into a special “front of the line” line on most midway rides. Get the most value out of your Greater Gulf State Fair experience by combining your Fast Pass Wristband with an Unlimited Ride Wristband. A valid Unlimited Ride Wristband or ride coupons are required in conjunction with this Fast Pass Wristband. **An admission ticket is required and is not included in the price of the Unlimited Ride Wristband or Fast Pass Wristband.**


Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets will be available through our Ticketing Partner, Authentigate, soon. Our on-site Ticket Office opens 1 hour prior to the opening of the gates each day of the Greater Gulf State Fair.

What can I bring into the Fair?

Please read our Policies here. When you enter the the Greater Gulf State Fair, you agree to the policies set forth by The Grounds and Greater Gulf State Fair. Failure to adhere to the policies will result in your removal from The Grounds and Greater Gulf State Fair. 


Where can I park?

There are acres and acres of free parking located on the south and east sides of the property.

Handicapped parking is available immediately in front of the main entrance.

If you do not have Handicap Parking, preferred parking is available for $10, and is located directly in front of the main entrance to the Greater Gulf State Fair.


Are pets allowed at the Fair?

We ask that you please leave pets at home, pets are not permitted on the Fairgrounds. Do not leave them in your vehicle. Emotional Support animals are not allowed on the Fairgrounds. Only service animals as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are allowed on our facilities.


Is smoking allowed at the Fair?

Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas located throughout the event. Bins are conveniently located along the pathway before entering the Greater Gulf State Fair so that all butts may be disposed of in their proper containers.


Can I bring my own food or beverages?

Outside food/beverages are not allowed unless needed for medical purposes.

Formula, milk, and food for infants/toddlers are permitted.


Are concealed weapons allowed on The Grounds?

Knives and Guns are prohibited on The Grounds, with or without a valid Alabama permit to carry. Failure to comply with this rule shall result in removal from The Grounds.


Does the Fair have private areas for nursing mothers?

The Greater Gulf State Fair features a “Family Center” located just to the west of Family Land. The Family Center provides parents and children with a safe, comfortable, and private atmosphere. Rocking chairs and diaper changing stations are also provided.


Where can I find ride height requirements?

Height requirements are found next to each ride on the Size Wize chart. Please be advised that children under 42” may be required to ride some of the rides with a paying adult.


What if someone gets lost?

Lost persons will be brought to the Safety Center located next to the permanent food booths.


Where is first-aid available?

First Aid is available directly behind the Safety Center located next to the Agricultural Museum. If you experience a true emergency during your time at the Fair, dial 9-1-1. EMS is located on-site and will be dispatched accordingly.


What if I have to leave – can I come back?

Yes, but a hand stamp and an admission ticket are required for re-entry.


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