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Aug. 23 – Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018

5 Days 5 Hours 58 Mins

Deals & Discounts

Pre-Fair Discount Tickets

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Discount Days

Thrifty Thursday (Aug. 23)

Discounted admission prices for adults and kids at the entrance gates: $12 for adults (13-64) and $9 for kids (5-12). Seniors admission price is $12 on this day. Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Seniors & Kids Day (Monday, Aug. 27)

Discounted admission prices for seniors and kids at the entrance gates: $9 for seniors (65+) and $9 for kids (5-12). Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Military Appreciation Day (Tuesday, Aug. 28)

Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates for active military, their spouses and kids; retired military and their spouses; and military veterans and their spouses: $9 for adults (13-64), $9 for seniors (65+) and $9 for kids (5-12). Requires valid documentation of service. Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. Early Bird specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games until 1 p.m.

Read & Ride Day (Wednesday, Aug. 29)

Discounted admission prices at the entrance gates for public library cardholders with valid public library card (one discount per card): $12 for adults (13-64), $9 for seniors (65+) and $9 for kids (5-12). Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Seniors Day (Thursday, Aug. 30)

Discounted admission price for seniors at the entrance gates: $9 for seniors (65+). Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. Early Bird specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games until 1 p.m.

Kids & Last Chance Day (Monday, Sept. 3)

Discounted admission price for kids at the entrance gates: $9 for kids (5-12). Deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests. All-day specials offered on Mighty Midway and Kidway rides & games.

Blue Ribbon Bargain Book

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Deals, Drawings & Giveaways

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