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Gate Admission

Children Age 6 and Under – Free
Ages 7 – Adult 
Wednesday Gates open at 8 a.m.$8.00 
Thursday Gates open at 8 a.m.$8.00 
Friday Gates open at 8 a.m.$8.00 
Saturday Gates open at 8 a.m.$8.00 
Sunday Gates open at 8 a.m.
Get in FREE beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday evening!

Special Days

ThursdaySenior Citizen Day
Seniors 60 & over, 1/2 price from 8 a.m.—6 p.m.
FridayMilitary Appreciation Day
Free Admission for Veterans & Current Military
SundayThe gates will be FREE to the public beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening. Come on up for Sunday dinner at the fair and pay no admission.

Building Hours

Exhibit Buildings and Barns
Each day8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Commercial Buildings
Wednesday12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thurs. – Sat.10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Location Map

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Gate Policies & Restrictions

Gate #1/Main Gate: Pedestrians only, vehicles not allowed during the fair
Gate #2/East Gate/4th St.: Pedestrians only, vehicles not allowed during the fair
Gate #3/South Gate/5th St.: Pedestrians only, vehicles not allowed during the fair
Gate #4/West Gate/Burandt Blvd.: Pedestrians, horse and livestock trailers and vehicles only
Gate #5/North Gate/Ag Gate: Pedestrians, commercial exhibitors and fair staff vehicles only

No car passes sold to general public. Only commercial and livestock exhibitors can purchase car passes.

Livestock Exhibitor Gate Pass Policy:

If entries and required registration are in the fair office by the deadline date, one fair-week-pass will be issued to each livestock exhibitor, but only one car pass will be issued per residence/family exhibiting livestock. The Carver County Fair Board already issues each 4-H livestock exhibitor a pass via the Carver County Extension Office, no second pass will knowingly be issued to anyone.


Exhibiting at the Carver County Fair is as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Decide what you want to exhibit.
2. Pre-register
3. Bring exhibits to fair.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. If you pre-register, your entry tags will be ready when you bring in your exhibits and you will avoid long lines.
Please visit the Exhibiting at the Fair page for more information.

Rules, Policies, Pets

No Car Passes sold to General Public.
Handicap parking available. Please inquire at 952-442-2333.
Only commercial and livestock exhibitors can purchase car passes. Limited parking available on the fairgrounds. No guarantee is given that parking will be available to holders of car passes.
Re-Enter: Individuals must be wrist-banded for re-entry as they leave.
No alcoholic beverages will be allowed in any other area of the fairgrounds except in the Entertainment Center and Grandstand.

A breastfeeding tent is available on the east side of the Education Building.

While the greatest care will be executed by the Management to protect patrons of the Carver County Fair, each individual will be held personally responsible for his or her actions, and the Management will not be accountable or responsible for any injury. The Carver County Agricultural Society Management assumes no liability for loss or damage to any property to the concessionaire, exhibitor or patron, due to theft, fire, tornado, weather conditions or other causes. The Directors of the Carver County Fair Board reserve the right to refuse any offensive or obscene exhibits or fair event participation in which the judgment of the Fair Board would be offensive to the general public.

The Carver County Fairgrounds is private property. It is the expectation of the Carver County Fair Board that patrons will behave in an appropriate, lawful manner. No entrances or exits can be obstructed or limited in any way. The distribution of literature or other informational pieces must come from a commercial exhibitor space. If you would like to inquire about renting a space at the Fair, click here.