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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.

Weapons Carried Pursuant to a Valid Concealed Weapons Permit
Pursuant to Section 790.06, Florida Statutes, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is authorized to issue licenses to carry concealed weapons or concealed firearms to qualified persons and to recognize reciprocity with regard to licenses to carry concealed weapons or concealed firearms issued by other states. The statute defines concealed weapons or concealed firearms as a handgun, electronic weapon or device, tear gas gun, knife, or billie, but the term does not include a machine gun as defined in Section 790.001(9).

Any person in compliance with the terms of such license may carry a concealed weapon or concealed firearm onto the Manatee County Fairgrounds. The licensee must carry the license, together with valid identification, at all times in which the licensee is in actual possession of a concealed weapon or firearm and must display both the license and proper identification upon demand by a law enforcement officer.

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 16 Thurs.
January 17 Fri.
January 18 Sat.
January 19 Sun.
January 20 Mon.
January 21 Tues.
January 22 Wed.
January 23 Thurs.
January 24 Fri.
January 25 Sat.
January 26 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 Senior $9 (55 & Up)
Daily Military $6 (with Active Status I.D.)
Children $6 (6-12)
Children (5 & Under) Free

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-12AM
12PM-12 AM
1PM-10PM
12PM-10PM
5PM-10PM
3PM-10PM
5PM-10PM
5PM-12AM
12PM-12AM
1PM-7PM
Fair Armband Specials

Thursday, January 16, 2020 5PM-10 PM $22
Friday, January 17, 2020 5PM- Midnight $22
Saturday, January 18, 2020 Noon-Midnight $25
Sunday, January 19, 2020 Noon-10 PM $25
Monday, January 20, 2020 Noon-10 PM $25
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5 PM-10 PM $20
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3 PM-10 PM $22
Thursday, January 23, 2020 5PM-10 PM $15
Friday, January 24, 2020 5PM-Midnight $22
Saturday, Janaury 25, 2020 Noon-Midnight $25
Sunday, Janaury 26, 2020 Noon- 7 PM $22
Special Pricing Days

January 16-First Day Speical (Adults 13 & Up) $6
January 16-First Day Special (Children 6-12) $3
January 20-Superior Asphalt "Kid's Day at the Fair"-All children and students with school ID get in free from Noon-3 PM.
January 21- Free Gate for all fairgoers. Sponsored by PalmettoBuild 5PM-10PM
January 22-Senior Day-Seniors (55 & Up) Noon-10 PM $6
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