Admission and Gate Info
Not only is your daily gate admission covered during the duration of the fair, but you get voting rights, and more! Learn more on our membership page or ask us for details when you stop into the Fair Office.
A season pass is perfect if you are a fair frequent flyer. At only $22, 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 $8.00 for a lunch card between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, leave by 2:00pm, turn lunch card in, and you will get your $8.00 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!
Continuing with the 2022 Fair – ANY CHILD OCCUPYING A SEAT MUST PAY FULL TICKET PRICE
Tickets for all grandstand events are available by telephone, online at www.vanwertcountyfair.com through Hometown Ticketing, or in-person at our office. Concert tickets are available for purchase through Van Wert LIVE.
|Persons 12 (twelve) years of age and under FREE||Free|
|Individual Membership Certificate Needed to place entries (Voting Privilege Persons 18 years old & over)||$30.00|
|MUST be purchased at Fair Office before 5:00pm, August 29, 2022|
|Season Ticket (Non-Voting Privilege) Sold to Individuals.||$22.00|
|Persons 13 years old & over purchased in fair office before 5:00pm, September 3, 2022.|
|Youth Season Ticket||$8.00|
|All Jr. Fair Exhibitors and any youth ages 13 -18 who wish to exhibit in Senior Fair Departments.|
|Non Junior Fair Youth must have parent who holds a membership.|
|Single Day Ticket Purchased at outside gates||$8.00|
Gate #1 – Balyeat Ave (Walk-In & Drive-In)
Gate #4 – Southeast Gate – Parking & Livestock
Entrance, 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)
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
Van Wert 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, September 1, 2022 | 6:00-9:00pm
Friday, September 2, 2022 | 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, September 3, 2022 | 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday, September 4, 2022 | 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Monday, September 5, 2022 | 1:00pm – 10:00pm
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 are dictated by the amusement vendor.
- $15.00 for one (1) 4-hour session
- $80.00 for one (1) Mega band which includes all sessions, all week.
Ride bands can be purchased at the Fair office. Bring cash or a check to avoid credit card processing fees.