2017 Fair Dates
Aug. 29 - Sept. 4
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Gate Admission

$6 Gate Admission

Children Under 3 – FREE Every Day of the Fair

FREE With Your Gate Admission
Daily pavilion concerts and entertainment, car parking on Fair grounds, daily racing pig shows, the Saturday 11am tractor pull, high school band shows, harness racing, livestock shows and Junior Fair sales. PLUS exhibits, barns, animals, horse shows and MORE! Rides are not included with gate admission, courtesy tickets, season passes or memberships.

Discount Days

$4 Reduced Price Gate Admission – 2 Days
Wednesday, Aug. 30 and Thursday, Aug. 31 – Until 2pm
Children under 3 are FREE with an adult. Reduced price admission does not include rides. All rides open Noon to 10pm on reduced price admission days.

Senior Citizen Day
Thursday, Aug. 31, $4 Reduced Price Gate Admission – Until 2pm
Senior Citizen Program at 2pm in the Pavilion

Kid’s Day Friday
Friday, Sept. 1, FREE Gate Admission for Kids 14 & Under with an Adult
$10 Discounted ride wristbands all day on Kid’s Day.

Military Appreciation Day
Monday, Sept. 4, FREE Gate Admission with Military ID
Rides are not included with free admission. Thank you for your service.

Concert & Event Tickets

NEW for 2017 – ONLINE TICKET SALES!
Reserved seating tickets for ticketed grandstand concerts and events are available for sale online and at the Fair Office, located at the back of the grandstand. Event tickets do not include gate admission or rides. There is a $1 processing fee for each ticket. For wheelchair seating tickets at concert, rodeo, tractor pulls and demo derbies, please call the Fair Office at 330-452-0621 to order.

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Group Ticket Sales

The Progressive Stark County Fair welcomes large groups of visitors! Special gate admission pricing is available for groups of 12 visitors or more. For all kinds of groups including church groups, civic organizations, garden clubs, school groups, senior groups, family reunions and bus tours. Please call the Fair Office at 330-452-0621 for more information.

Ride Prices

NEW RIDE COMPANY at the 2017 Fair!
The Progressive Stark County Fair welcomes Kissel Amusement Company to the 2017 Fair, featuring new rides and new ride prices. Wristband pricing is for unlimited rides for one person for one day. Single tickets and ticket packages are also available. Ride tickets are for sale at the ticket booths in the ride area. Credit cards are now accepted at the ride ticket booths. Each ride requires 2-4 tickets. All rides open at noon every day of the Fair, including kiddie rides.

Wristbands – $15
Single Tickets – $1.25
Book of Tickets – $12 for 10
Book of Tickets – $22 for 20

Wristband Discount Days
$12 – Wed., Aug. 30, 6-10pm
$10 – Fri., Sept. 1, Noon-11pm

DOLLAR DAY! – All Rides are $1 Each
$1 – Mon., Sept. 4, Noon-7pm

Ride Schedule

Rides Open at Noon Every Day of the Fair
Rides open all seven days of the Fair at noon, including the kiddie rides.

Ride Safety Breaks
Please note that there will be rolling safety breaks every day from 4– 6pm for 30 minutes. A daily list of safety breaks will be posted at the ride ticket booths.

Daily Ride Schedule

Tue., Aug. 29 Noon–10pm Wristbands $15
Wed., Aug. 30 Noon–6pm Wristbands $15
6pm–10pm Wristbands $12
Thu., Aug. 31 Noon–10pm Wristbands $15
Fri., Sept. 1 Noon–11pm Wristbands $10
Sat., Sept. 2 Noon–11pm Wristbands $15
Sun., Sept. 3 Noon–11pm Wristbands $15
Mon., Sept. 4 Noon–7pm All Rides $1, Wristbands $15

Fair Membership, Exhibitor and Vendor Passes

Membership, Exhibitor and Vendor Passes

ON SALE NOW! Membership or exhibitor passes are required for entering items in the Fair. Available for purchase when entering online or at the Fair Office. All memberships and passes include gate admission and car parking on Fair grounds. Rides are not included.

$25 – Fair Membership Adult
Unlimited entries. Members must be a resident of Stark County and 18 years or older as of January 1, 2017. Members are eligible to vote for Fair Board Directors. No farm or group names please.

$25 – Exhibitor Pass
For out-of-county residents or for those 17 years old and under as of January 1, 2017. Unlimited entries.

$5 – Junior Exhibitor Pass 17 and Under
Special exhibitor pass price for participants 17 years old and under as of January 1, 2017. Unlimited entries in the Grange Building and Art Hall categories only.

$15 – Express Exhibitor Pass
NEW for 2017! Special exhibitor pass price for entering a limited number of items in the Fair. Limited to five entries in Art Hall categories and five entries in Grange Building categories for a total of ten entries. Includes three gate admissions.

$3 – Vendor Pass
Vendors may purchase daily gate admission passes for $3 for one gate admission and car parking on Fair grounds. Does not include rides or vendor parking area pass.

Parking & Shuttles

Car Parking is FREE!
Your Fair gate admission includes free car parking on the Fair grounds. The parking lots are located at the Wertz Avenue/Seventh Street and Wertz Avenue/Fourth Street gate entrances. Vendor parking is at the Third Street entrance to the Fair with a special parking pass only.

Handicap Parking
There is handicap parking available at the Wertz Avenue/Fourth Street gate and at the Wertz Avenue/Seventh Street gate entrances. The courtesy golf cart shuttle stops at both handicap parking areas. Wheelchair rentals are not available.

Bus Parking
Please contact the Fair Office at 330-452-0621 for more information.

Daily Courtesy Shuttle Service 10am–10pm
Courtesy golf cart shuttles run daily 10am–10pm from the parking areas to the Fair gates and inside the Fair grounds to select locations for Fair guests needing extra help.

Driving Directions

The Stark County Fairgrounds
305 Wertz Avenue NW
Canton, Ohio 44708

The Stark County Fairgrounds are conveniently located in the City of Canton, with easy access from I-77, US Route 30, US Route 62, and Tuscarawas Street.

From the West
Take US Route 30 to I–77 North. Get off at Exit 105–Tuscarawas Street. Turn left and go to Wertz Avenue. Turn right on Wertz Avenue. The Fairgrounds is on the left. Enter at Wertz Avenue/Fourth Street gate or at Wertz Avenue/Seventh Street gate.

From the East
Take US Route 62 to I-77 South. Get off on Exit 106-13th Street. Turn right at the end of the ramp. Go two traffic lights and turn left onto Wertz Avenue. Go through the first traffic light. The Fairgrounds is on the right. Enter at the Wertz Avenue/Seventh Street gate or at the second light, enter at the Wertz Avenue/ Fourth Street gate.

From the North
Take I–77 South to Exit 106–13th Street. Turn right at the end of the ramp. Go two traffic lights and turn left onto Wertz Avenue. The Fairgrounds is on the right. Enter at the Wertz Avenue/Seventh Street gate or at the second light, enter at the Wertz Avenue/ Fourth Street gate.

From the South
Take I–77 North to Exit 106–13th Street. Turn left at the end of the ramp. Go three traffic lights and turn left onto Wertz Avenue. Go through one traffic light. The Fairgrounds is on the right. Enter at Wertz Avenue and Seventh Street gate or at the second light, turn right at the Wertz Avenue and Fourth Street gate.

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