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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 allowed.

The County Fair is a SMOKE-FREE Event.
We appreciate your cooperation.

Fairgoers are shuttled to the park via Bus Shuttle

DATES:  Saturday, September 29, and Sunday, September 30
TIMES:  10:00 am – 6:00 pm both days
Chester Frost Park – Bus Shuttle Service Access via:
                    Northgate Mall – directions
                    Middle Valley Recreation Center – directions
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)


Parking/Camping Informationn

**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 fairgrounds.

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, arts and craft exhibitor, live-demonstrator, or entertainer special parking passes are available at Vendor Check in on Friday or available through the area coordinator at the Administration Office for early pick-up (423-209-6899). Passes are specific to parking areas; simply follow on-site parking numbers or Ranger directions once you enter the Park. Island passes are not available to Blue-Ribbon Competition entries as this activity occurs on Thursday prior to the Fair

Remember- ALL vehicles entering Chester Frost Park must display a County Fair Parking Pass.

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.

Some Examples:

  • Kettle Corn

  • 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!!

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