General Information about the Fair
The County Fair is locally considered to be the official
kickoff of the fall season in Hamilton County. Held on the last weekend
in September each year, the County Fair attracts over 50,000 people for
the two-day event. The Fair is held on Dallas Island in Chester Frost
Park, a 280-acre lakefront Hamilton County facility located in North Hamilton
County, about 15 miles from downtown. Fairgoers are shuttled to
the park via Bus Shuttle. There is no admission charge, but there
is a shuttle fee. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome aboard the
transportation. The fair is open both days from 10:00 am till 6:00
pm and is held rain or shine.
For added security, backpacks and other carry-ons will
be subject to search before boarding transportation. Strollers are
The County Fair is a SMOKE-FREE
We appreciate your cooperation.
Fairgoers are shuttled to the park via Bus Shuttle
DATES: Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25
TIMES: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm both days
SHUTTLE BUS PARKING INFO:
Chester Frost Park – Bus Shuttle Service Access via:
Northgate Mall – directions
Middle Valley Recreation Center –
BUS COST: $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 3-12,
under 3 Free. This covers the cost of the bus shuttle to and from the fair.
Entrance to the fair is free. The fair will be held rain or shine.
Tickets will stop being sold at 4pm each day.
Fair Grounds Map and Printable Schedule (Coming Soon)
Click Here to read about all of the
new stuff at the fair this year!
The County Fair celebrates
our community's heritage and traditions through the
arts, crafts, music, food
and blue ribbon awards. The fair features
live entertainment from
a variety of local bands and showcases dozens of exhibits, contests,
demonstrations, food vendors, craft artists, and
hands-on activities for
such as soap making and blacksmithing, educate and entertain.
Children's & Teen activities
and entertainment are continuous throughout the two day event.
Blue ribbon competition in
livestock, agriculture, home centered events and the
flower show attract participants
of all ages. Poultry exhibits and
train rides all contribute
to a good time to be had by fairgoers. Held at Chester Frost
park on Lake Chickamauga, the beautiful setting lends itself perfectly
to the nostalgic theme of the fair.
**Click here for information
on Camping during the Fair
*Handicapped Parking Info
Automobiles with proper handicap designation will be directed to a special
parking area in Chester Frost Park and patrons will be transported to the
The handicapped person and one other person per car will
be allowed to park free in this area. Any extra persons in the car will
be charged $5 to enter the fair, regardless of age.
*Volunteer Parking Info
If you are a County Fair volunteer, special parking areas are established
for you as well. All County Fair volunteers will be directed to the
beach and boat launch parking areas in Chester Frost Park. County
Fair shuttles will then transport volunteers to the volunteer check-in tent.
The volunteer and one other person per car will be allowed
to park free in this area. Any extra persons in the car will be charged
$5 to enter the fair, regardless of age.
Vendor/Exhibitor/Entertainer Parking Info
If you are a County Fair vendor, exhibitor, or entertainer, special
parking areas are established for you as well. Drive onto the island
and follow the signs to your parking area.
Remember- ALL vehicles entering Chester Frost Park must
display a County Fair Parking Pass.
NEWS 12 WANTS TO SEE YOU AT THE HAMILTON COUNTY FAIR!
JOIN US SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT CHESTER FROST PARK. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY
AND ENJOY MUSIC, GAMES, FOOD AND EXCITING CRAFTS.
PLUS, BE SURE TO STOP BY AND VISIT THE WDEF NEWS 12 BOOTH NEAR THE ENTRANCE
AND GET YOUR WDEF NEWS 12 FAN THAT WILL HELP YOU STAY COOL ALL DAY AT THE
FAIR. PLUS, GET YOUR SAFE FAMILIES ARM BAND FOR THE KIDS TO WEAR DURING
THE FAIR TO HELP YOU FIND THEM IF THEY GET SEPARATED FROM YOU. YOU’LL ALSO
BE ABLE TO STOP BY AND SAY HELLO TO MANY ON THE WDEF NEWS 12 TEAM. GO TO
WDEF.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. COME ON DOWN FOR A GREAT TIME AND WE’LL SEE
YOU AT THE HAMILTON COUNTY FAIR.
|What's To Eat At The Fair
There’s nothing quite like the aromas that drift up from
Concessions Row at the County Fair! The variety of eats at this event
are fantastic. About 30 concession stands are lined up around the
main entertainment stage, making for a great chance for everyone in the
family to choose what they want and enjoy live performances. Plenty
of picnic seating is available, but many choose to bring a blanket and stretch
out under the trees.
Chicken and dumplin's
Barbecued Pork, Beef, Chicken
Smoked Turkey legs
Funnel cakes, cotton candy
Chicken sirloin on a stick
Slush Puppies and Cokes
French fries, onion rings and bloomin’ onions
Fried Ice Cream and frozen popsicles
Hamburgers and did somebody mention hot dogs.......
And so much more yummy things to eat at the County Fair!!