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Hours. Admissions & Policies

Fair Policies, Hours & Admission

Gate Admissions Policies:
  • All Shows and Times are subject to change.
  • This is an outdoor event, no refunds will be given due to inclement weather or unsafe conditions.
  • All entertainment seating is first come, first serve. No guaranteed seating is available, and no refunds will be given if seating is unavailable for a given event.
  • Photo identification may be required for all credit card transactions.
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the Fairgrounds.
  • No animals other than service animals are permitted on the Fairgrounds.

Fair Management reserves the right to expel any individuals or groups from the grounds for misconduct, improper attire or improper gatherings at any time.

Prohibited Activities
Pursuant to Section 616.185, Florida Statutes, entering and remaining upon any grounds or facilities owned, operated, or controlled by Manatee River Fair Association, Inc. (the “Association”) and committing any act that disrupts the orderly conduct of any authorized activity of Manatee River Fair Association, Inc., or its lessees, licensees, or the general public on those grounds or facilities; or entering and remaining upon any grounds or facilities owned, operated, or controlled by Manatee River Fair Association, Inc. that disrupts the orderly conduct of any authorized activity of the Association, or its lessees, licensees, or the general public on those grounds or facilities constitutes trespass.

A law enforcement officer may arrest any person on or off the premises, without a warrant, if the officer has probable cause for believing such person has committed the offense of trespass upon the Manatee County Fairgrounds.

Such an arrest does not render the law enforcement officer criminally or civilly liable for false arrest, false imprisonment, or unlawful detention.

Any individuals who engage in disruptive activity as described above, while on the Manatee County Fairgrounds will be asked to leave the Manatee County Fairgrounds. They will also be issued trespass notices and may be subject to criminal charges, as well as civil causes of action.

Security Cameras
For the security of our patrons, the Manatee County fairgrounds is now under video surveillance.

Fair Hours, Ticket & Midway Pricing & Special Days

Date
January 11 Thurs.
January 12 Fri.
January 13 Sat.
January 14 Sun.
January 15 Mon.
January 16 Tues.
January 17 Wed.
January 18Thurs.
January 19 Fri.
January 20 Sat.
January 21 Sun.
Gate Hours
5PM – 10PM
5PM-10PM
12PM-10PM
12PM-10PM
12PM-10PM
5PM-10PM
12PM-10PM
5PM-10PM
5PM-10PM
12PM-10PM
12PM -7 PM

Admission Pricing

Daily Adult $10 (13 & Up)
Daily Military $6 (with Active Status I.D.)
Children $6 (6-12)
Children (5 & Under) Free
Parking $10




Buildings Hours
5PM- 10PM
5PM-10PM
12PM-10 PM
12PM-10 PM
12PM-10 PM
5PM-10PM
12PM-10PM
5PM-10PM
5PM-10PM
12PM-10PM
12PM- 7PM


Midway Hours
5PM -10 PM
5PM-11:30PM
12PM-11:30PM
12PM-10PM
12PM-10PM
5PM-10PM
3PM-10PM
5PM-10PM
5PM-11:30PM
12PM-11:30PM
12PM-7PM


Special Pricing Days

January 11- First Day Special (Adults 13 & Up) $6
January 11-First Day Special (Children 6-12) $3
January 15- Woodruff and Son's Inc, "Kid's Day at the Fair"-All children and students with school ID get in free from Noon-3 PM.
January 16- Free Gate for all fairgoers. Sponsored by Palmetto Build 5PM-10PM
***Please bring a canned good to help support the Food Bank of Manatee***

January 17- Senior Day $6.00 noon-10PM

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