Parking can be a challenge at the Fairgrounds so we have reinstated the FREE parking shuttle at the Mall at Wellington Green on the busiest days – Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. You can park at the mall, get your admission and ride tickets there, get security screened and be dropped off inside the gates so there is NO waiting in line! The shuttle bus runs every 15-20 minutes.
The production cost for the Fair has definitely been impacted by inflation. The challenge with the supply chain, the increase in labor costs, oil and fuel costs, equipment rental costs and so much more resulted in the decision for paid parking on the Fairgrounds. Instead of increasing individual ticket prices, which would have a bigger impact on families, we implemented the $10 parking fee per vehicle. Because of this decision, we are still able to offer you the same quality of entertainment, theater performances, strolling acts, the themed Exposition, our Livestock and Agriculture area, Yesteryear Village and everything else you have come to expect at the Fair each year. Paid parking is not a new thing at events. It is just new at the Fair. There is a parking fee at theme parks, sporting events and even at the beach.