Not only is your daily gate admission covered during the duration of the fair, but you get voting rights, and more! Ask us for details when you stop into the Fair Office.
Individual Season Passes
A season pass is perfect if you are a fair frequent flyer. At only $25, this will cover your daily gate admission for the duration of the fair. Be sure to take lots of photos and selfies when you visit. We’d love to see them, so tag us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram!
At the gate, you will be asked to pay a daily fee unless you have purchased a Season Pass or Membership Ticket (which you would then present at the gate). If you need to leave for the day but plan to be back later, you will be given a hand stamp or a daily band for re-entry.
Come to the Fair for lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Pay the daily gate admission and receive a lunch card between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Be sure to leave by 2:00pm, turn lunch card in, and you will get your daily gate admission returned. You will not be able to get hand stamped.
Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay updated with what vendors are participating. We’d love to have you for lunch, so grab your coworkers, family and friends and come out to the Fair!
Tickets for all grandstand events are available by telephone, online at www.vanwertcountyfair.com, or in-person at our office.
Saturday’s concert tickets are only available for purchase through Van Wert LIVE. Van Wert Live is located at 10700 Ohio 118, Van Wert, OH 45891. You can reach them at 419-238-6722 with any questions.
Special Note: ANY CHILD OCCUPYING A SEAT MUST PAY FULL TICKET PRICE
|Persons 12 years of age and under||FREE|
(MUST be purchased at Fair Office before 5:00pm, August 28, 2023)
|Individual Season Ticket
(Persons 13 years old & over. Must be purchased in before 5:00pm, September 2, 2023.)
|Individual Youth Season Ticket
(Can be purchased by a grandparent or parent who holds an active membership)
|Single Day Ticket
(Purchased at outside gates)
Gate #1: Balyeat Ave (Walk-In & Drive-In)
Gate #4: Southeast Gate – Permit gate only
Gate #5: Fox Road – Southwest gate- Truck Pull, Cheerleading Invitational, Demolition Cars, Race Horses, and Infield Entrance
Gate #6: Racetrack – Exit Gate (Fox Rd Access)
Gate #7: Balyeat Ave (Exit gate only)
VW County Homemakers & Education Council
Diaper Changing and Baby Feeding Area:
North end of Junior Fair Building (across from newer restrooms). Hours are subject to change. Please call our office at 419-238-9270 with questions.
Hours of Operation:
Thursday, August 31, 2023 | 6:00-9:00pm
Friday, September 1, 2023 | 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, September 2, 2023 | 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday, September 3, 2023 | 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Monday, September 4, 2023 | 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Restroom & Shower Locations
Junior Fair Building: North end (Handicap Accessible Restrooms )
Commercial Building: North end (Handicap Accessible Restrooms)
Ag Building: Shower and Restrooms
Farm Bureau: Showers and Restrooms
Women’s Creek Restroom: Showers and Restrooms
Jessop Amusements, Inc.
Since its founding in 1990, Jessop Amusements has been a top carnival servicing Indiana and surrounding states. They offer guests of all ages the chance to enjoy their many attractions in a safe and fun-filled environment. Learn more at: www.jessopamuse.com. Wristband prices and ride times are dictated by the amusement vendor.
- 2023 pricing to be revealed soon.
Ride bands can be purchased at the Fair office or online. Bring cash or a check to avoid credit card processing fees of 3.25%.