Admission and Gate Info

Individual Memberships

Not only is your daily gate admission covered during the duration of the fair, but you get voting rights, and more! All Fair campers must have at least one (1) membership purchased in order to camp during Fair week. All memberships must be purchased in the Fair office and make sure you know what township you reside in.  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!

Daily Fee

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). You can purchase your daily admission online, for entry into the Fair for the designated day you purchased.

Lunch Pass

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!

Grandstand Ticketing

Tickets for all grandstand events are available by telephone, online at www.vanwertcountyfair.com, or in-person at our office.


Gate Admission

Persons 12 years of age and under FREE
Individual Membership
(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 Locations

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 29, 2024 | 6:00-9:00pm
Friday, August 30, 2024 | 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, August 31, 2024 | 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday, September 1, 2024 | 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Monday, September 2, 2024 | 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.

Ride Bands

  • Advanced Sale Ride Bands are $20.00 per person. These are good for any, one (1) 4-hour ride session. 
  • Mega Bands are $80.00 per person. These are good for all ride sessions the duration of the Fair.
Once Fair begins, all ride bands must be purchased with the ride company during the Fair for $25 per session. Wristband prices and ride times are dictated by the amusement vendor.

Midway opens at 10:00 am daily. Ride availability and run times may vary.