Hours of Operation & Admission

September 10-18, 2022

Fairgrounds open at 7:00am daily

Most buildings and exhibits are open from 9:00am-8:00pm (Sept. 10-17) and 9:00am-6:00pm (Sept. 18).

See daily guides for specific hours and times.

Outdoor farm machinery and ag equipment exhibits are open from 9:00am-6:00pm

GoldStar Amusements Midway opens at 10:00am (Sept. 10, 11, 16-18) or 4:00pm (Sept. 12-15).

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ADVANCE ADMISSION

NEW IN 2022! SPENCER CHAMBER NIGHTS: FREE ADMISSION TO THE FAIR AFTER 7:30PM DAILY!

Advance adult admission tickets are valid for regular Fair-time admission on any day of the 2022 Clay County Fair. Please note that admission discounts are available at the entrance gates on several special deal days throughout the Fair’s run; admission pricing may be less expensive if you purchase admission at the gate. No refunds will be given if you purchase advance adult admission tickets and discover you qualify for a discount at the gate

WAYS TO BUY ADVANCE ADMISSION

ONLINE

Buy and print your discounted admission tickets HERE at home without fees, or have them mailed to you (shipping and handling fees apply)

BY PHONE

Buy your tickets by phone: 515-244-2771. (shipping and handling fees apply)

IN PERSON

Buy your tickets in person at the Fair Administrative Offices (now through August 26), the Grandstand Ticket office (starting August 29), or at more than 70 locations in your area (starting June 27). Click HERE for a list of those locations.

 

REGULAR FAIR-TIME ADMISSION (AT THE GATE)

ADULT, age 13 & over: 7am-7:30pm (same rate, new times!)$10
ADULT, age 13 & over: 7:30pm and after (new)FREE
CHILD, age 12 and under: AnytimeFREE

DISCOUNT DAY ADMISSION (AT THE GATE)

Veterans Appreciation Day: Monday, September 12VETERANS AND ACTIVE MIILITARY FREE
Senior Day: Tuesday, September 13 (Age 65 & over)$8
Kids Day: Friday, September 16 (Kids 18 and Under)FREE

CARNIVAL ADMISSION

Wristbands: Good For Unlimited Rides Advance At the Fair
VIP WRISTBAND* valid all 9 days at the Fair$55$60
ALL-DAY WRISTBAND* valid one day only Sept. 10, 11, 16, 17 or 18$25$30
SPECIAL PROMOTION Advance At the Fair
KIDS DAY WRISTBAND* Friday September, 16$25$30
10 RIDES Monday-Thursday, Sept. 12-15$25

WAYS TO BUY wristbands

ONLINE

Buy and print your discounted wristbands HERE at home without fees, or have them mailed to you (shipping and handling fees apply)

BY PHONE

Buy your wristbands by phone: 515-244-2771. (shipping and handling fees apply)

IN PERSON

Buy your wristbands in person at the Fair Administrative Offices (now through August 26), the Grandstand Ticket office (starting August 29), or participating Godfather’s Pizza restaurants (starting June 27).

 

*wristbands DO NOT include gate admission to the Fair; however, children ages 12 and under are admitted FREE every day; children ages 13-18 are admitted free on Sept. 16.