Frequently Asked Questions

Here at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds, dogs are allowed to be walked on the grounds while no events are taking place as long as they are kept on a leash, have good behavior, and picked up after. This rule applies to our campers as well.
Please know that this is a strict policy and failure to comply will result in prosecution. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

We could go on and on! Prepare yourself for delicious fair food like fries, funnel cakes, lemon shakeups, hot dogs, burgers, bbq, ice cream and more! Follow our Facebook page during Fair week to see what is on the grounds or better yet, come to the Fair and explore for yourself!

You can pick up a fair book at the Fair Office or they will be available online on our website.

Great question!

Ride bands can be purchased at the Fair office. Bring cash or a check to avoid credit card processing fees. Midway opens daily at 10:00 am.

Event tickets are available in the fair office or you can buy them online through our website. Visit our Admissions page to get your tickets. Tickets to the concert can only be purchased at www.vanwertlive.com

  • Non-fair season: Gate 2 (Across from the Shell Gas Station on SR 127)
  • During Fair: General Admission is Gate 1 (Balyeat Ave) and Gate 5 (Fox Rd.)
  • Permit Parking Only: Gate 4 (Fox Rd.)

If you are unsure of where to go, just give us a call at 419-238-9270 and we will guide you.

General Parking for Fair is in Gate 1 and 5. Our gate attendees will also help direct you on where to go.

You can buy a membership! You will stop in the Fair Office for a petition. We will share what township is up for term. This is open to all Van Wert County residents.

Membership FAQs

  • You can buy concert tickets before the general public
  • Includes gate admission during Fair Week
  • Discounted youth ticket available with purchase of a membership
  • Voting for Van Wert County Agricultural Society (must be Van Wert County resident to participate)
  • Buying a membership gives you early buying opportunity for concert tickets at The Grandstand during Fair.
  • We require one membership per camping spot. Stop by our office at 1055 S. Washington St in Van Wert, OH to get your membership, today!
  • We would love to have our Van Wert Live members also be Van Wert County Fair members. Benefits of being a Fair Member include gate admission during Fair Week, available discounted youth tickets, and voting rights for the Van Wert County Agricultural Society.
  • It’s easy! Visit the Fair Board office at 1055 S Washington St., in Van Wert, OH. All memberships must be sold in person, so we’d love to see you!
  • Membership to the Van Wert Agricultural Society is only $30! And membership passes will be available at any time.

We’d love to get you a season pass! Stop in and see us and we’ll get you squared away. Or visit our Admissions page to buy one online.