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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the address for the Johnson County Fair?

136 East Washington
Gardner, KS 66030

Where can I park?

There is parking North of the fairgrounds on Madison Street and East of the fairgrounds in the school parking lot. You may also be able to find parking along the streets and nearby parking lots.

Where is handicap accessible parking?

Handicap accessible parking can be found on the South entrance off Washington street by the Open building.

How much does the fair cost to get in?

The Johnson County Fair is a free fair except for the carnival and nightly arena events.

Can I ride my bicycle on the fairgrounds?

For safety reasons, we ask that there are no bicycles, roller blades, skate boards, laser pointers, hover boards, etc. on the fairgrounds.

Will there be alcohol available for sale?

No cereal malt beverages, alcoholic beverages and narcotics of any kind are allowed on the fairgrounds.

Can I bring my dogs?

No dogs, cats or other pets, except dogs trained to assist the physically impaired, shall be permitted on the fairgrounds.

If I have my conceal and carry permit, can I bring my firearm?

No. Firearms of any kind are not allowed on the fairgrounds.

Will there be food and beverages available for purchase?

Yes, we have a great vendor area with lots of delicious fair food, beverages, etc.

When do the animals arrive?

Animals arrive and will be in place on Wednesday by noon and will be on display through Saturday evening.

When can we bring exhibits?

Exhibits are welcome on Monday evening 6:30pm-8:30pm and Tuesday morning from 8am-10am.
Open flowers are accepted Wednesday 6:30pm-8:00pm and Thursday from 8am-10am.

When is the carnival open?

The carnival will open on Tuesday, July 31st (5:00 p.m), Wednesday, August 1st (6:00 p.m.), Thursday, August 2nd (6:00 p.m.), and Friday, August 3rd (6:00 p.m.). On Saturday, August 5th it will open at 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting) and close shortly after the arena events are complete.
(The Johnson County Fair Board reserves the right to adjust these times).

When is wrist band night at the carnival and how much does it cost?

Wristbands can be purchased for $25 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

What is Grandpa's Barn?

Grandpa's Barn is a free exhibit filled with baby animals.

When does the Johnson County Executive Fair Board meet?

The Executive Fair Board meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30pm in the Fair Office.

Is there a Barrel Race this year?

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the barrel race due to unforeseen circumstances.
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