Here’s everything you need to know about the Greater Gulf State Fair

Greater Gulf State Fair. flickr/Mike C

The Greater Gulf State Fair is swinging back into town Oct. 28 until Nov. 6. The theme is “flight” and there will be bird shows and many more flight-themed elements of this year’s fair.

Here are the fair FAQs:

Where is the Fair located?

The Greater Gulf State Fair is conveniently located in Mobile, Alabama  just 10 minutes from I-65 and a mere 15 minutes from I-10. Click here for driving directions.

What time does the Fair open and close?

In an effort to provide our guests with the best possible experience The Grounds is proud to announce that we have extended our operating hours on the weekends.

Friday October 28th 4:00pm – 12:00am
Saturday October 29th 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday October 30th 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Monday October 31st 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday November 1st 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday November 2nd 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday November 3rd 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday November 4th 4:00pm – 12:00am
Saturday November 5th 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday November 6th 12:00pm – 9:00pm

What are the admission prices for the Fair?

Adult (ages 11 and up) admission prices are $8 in advance and $10 at gate. Child (ages 2-10) admission prices are  $4 in advance and $5 at gate. Children under age 2 are always admitted without charge.

What is a Ride All Day Ticket and How Does it Work?

The ride all day armband allows each guest to pay one price and ride as many rides as they desire for that one day. Each guest will require their own ticket. Ride all day armbands are $20 in advance and $25 starting October 26th at noon. Unlike the old midnight madness pass this ride all day ticket is eligible to be used once, any of the 10 days of the Fair.  A separate admission ticket is required and is not included in the price of the ride all day ticket.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased at participating Walgreens locations and online by clicking here. By purchasing early, you can save over $5.00! Tickets ware still available during the Fair at participating Walgreens and online. By purchasing at Walgreens, you can take advantage of the “Walgreens’ Express Line” at our front entrance. Be sure to save time and money at Walgreens!

Are concealed weapons allowed on the grounds?

Knives and Guns are prohibited on The Grounds, with or without a valid Alabama permit to carry. Failure to comply with this rule shall result in removal from The Grounds.

Where can I park?

There are acres and acres of free parking located on south and east sides of the property. Additionally, preferred parking is available for $10 and is located directly in front of the main entrance to the Fair. Handicapped parking is available immediately in front of the main entrance.

More info can be found on!

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