2018 Lake County Fair Hours & Information
Wednesday, July 25: 10:00am - 11:00pm*
Thursday, July 26: 10:00am - 11:00pm*
Friday, July 27: 10:00am - Midnight*
Saturday, July 28: 10:00am - Midnight*
Sunday, July 29: 10:00am - 7:00pm*
*Main gate ticket sales open at 8:00am daily
*Livestock Barns open Wednesday - Saturday 8:00am - 10:00pm; Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
*Expo Hall open Wednesday - Saturday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 10am-6pm
*Midway rides and games open at Noon daily
CASH, CREDIT*, and DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED at the Main Gate Ticket Booths. *service fee applies for credit/debit purchases
|2018 TICKETS (Admission prices include all Grandstand events)||Admission||Days|
|Adult (age 13 and older)||$10.00||Daily|
|Seniors (age 65 and older)||$5.00||Daily|
|Children (ages 6-12)||$5.00||Daily|
|Children (age 5 and under)||Free||Daily|
|Active Military in Uniform (not available online)||Free||Daily|
|Active Military, Veterans & Families w/valid military ID (not available online)||$5.00 per person||Daily|
|Active Military and Veterans w/valid military ID (not available online)||FREE||Friday 7/27 Only|
|Family Fair Pack (2 adult and 2 child tickets)||$25.00||Daily|
|Adult Season Pass (age 13 and older)||$35.00|
|Child/Senior Season Pass (ages 6-12 and 65+)||$15.00|
*service fee applies for credit/debit purchases
All public parking lots are located off of Midlothian Road - just North of Peterson Road.
Parking is FREE in the grass lot.
Preferred Parking, a paved lot located by the Main Gate, is available for $10 per day. Cash Only. No re-entry permitted. Complimentary accessible parking for vehicles bearing valid Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) disability parking placards or license plates is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Preferred Lot
FREE SHUTTLE BUS
Free Shuttle Bus service is offered by FIRST STUDENT BUS COMPANY
Round-trip rides from the Prairie Crossing Train Station to the Main Gate during these hours:
Friday 7/27 3:00pm-Midnight
Saturday 7/28 3:00pm-Midnight
Sunday 7/29 1:00pm-7:00pm
Get involved! LCFA is member-driven and relies on the support of the community to continue the time honored traditions of the annual Lake County Fair, educational programs in partnership with 4H and other public events year-round. Members receive a season pass and parking pass for the fair, in addition to other benefits.
For more information on LCFA memberships, CLICK HERE
The Lake County Fair is home to family fun and has created lasting memories for groups of all ages. Our Group Sales Office coordinates visits for gatherings of children, teens, adults, and seniors to make a visit to our Fair cost-effective. Organizations must be a registered non-profit or business entity. Proof of eligibility may be required before your order can be fulfilled.
For more information on 2018 Fair Group Sales tickets, CLICK HERE.
Midway Rides & Games
The Midway, operated by Skinner's Amusements, opens at Noon Daily.
Ride costs vary per ride. Tickets are available at tickets booths located throughout the Midway. Due to safety reasons, single riders are not permitted.
All-You-Can-Ride Wristband Special: $20.00
Wednesday 7/25: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday 7/26: Noon - 5:00pm
Friday 7/27: Noon - 5:00pm
All-You-Can-Ride Wristbands are ONLY valid at the above posted times. No exceptions. Discounted ride wristbands are not available for sale at the gate.
The Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center is mostly ADA accessible, although some areas of the property are unpaved and therefore difficult to navigate in a wheelchair. Designated accessible parking for vehicles bearing valid Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) disability parking placards or license plates is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Preferred Lot, located in the front of the Event Center.
Wheelchair rental is not available.
Allowed and Prohibited Items
For the safety of all guests, all bags and vehicles are subject to search.
The following items are ALLOWED:
- Collapsible chairs (allowed in all areas EXCEPT the Grandstand Arena)
- Wheelchairs and motorized scooters
- Factory-sealed bottled water for personal consumption
The following items are PROHIBITED:
- Weapons, illicit drugs, and other contraband
- Bicycles (bicycle parking is available at the main gate - bikes are not allowed inside the gate)
- Other personal transport devices (skateboards, rollerblades, segways, hoverboards, etc)
- Coolers (exceptions will be made if for medication purposes)
- Pets other than service animals
- Outside food
- Outside beverages (empty water bottles are allowed - water fountains are available at the fairgrounds)
- Unauthorized promotional/vending items
- Professional video and audio recording devices without a media pass
- Tailgating is prohibited in fairgrounds parking lots