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Jackson County Fair General Information

Jackson County Fair Attractions

Jackson County Fair attracts approximately 100,000 people every year.  We hope to see you this year!

There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the fair:

  • The midway is one of the main attractions of the fair. It attracts people of all ages to enjoy rides, concessions, games and more.
  • Many enjoy coming to the fair just to see the large selection of tractors and farm equipment on display. It seems the young ones especially love being farmers.
  • There are many buildings of interest and exhibits to browse through during your time at the Jackson County Fair.
  • The animal shows and auctions in the Show Barn and the Pavilion provides for many entertaining events and the hard work of the 4-H shines bright.
  • There are great places to eat and socialize with others at the Jackson County Fair. “Lawn Chair Observers Row” is tradition at the fair with many bringing chairs to be spectators and visit with friends.
  • FFA’s “Young McDonald’s Farm” is a favorite of fair goers. With everything from puppies, kittens and baby ducks to displays of awards and contests, the Future Farmer’s of America have something for everyone to enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be an exhibitor at the fair? 2017-04-15T14:02:54+00:00

Contact Rick Brown at (812) 530-7614 or Matt Boknecht at (812)

Where are the restrooms located? 2017-04-15T14:02:22+00:00

There are two restroom facilities.  One is located north of the FFA building, the other is north of Exhibit Building #4.

Who do I contact in case of emergency? 2017-04-15T14:01:59+00:00

The fair office in Exhibit Building #1 or the Jackson County Police at their building near Exhibit Building #4.

Is there a first aid center at the fair? 2017-04-15T14:00:27+00:00

Yes, medical assistance is provided daily by the Jackson County EMS.

Where is Lost & Found and the Fair’s Information booth? 2017-04-15T13:59:33+00:00

See the fair office for lost and found items.  The fair office is located in Exhibit Building #1.

Information about the fair is provided at the main office located within Exhibit Building #1.

Is smoking allowed? 2017-04-15T13:57:30+00:00

Smoking is allowed outside on the fairgrounds, but not inside any exhibit building.

What paid attractions are at the fair this year? 2017-04-06T16:54:34+00:00

Demolition Derby – Tuesday, July 25 at 8:00 PM
Tractor Pulls – Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM
Thursday Night Thunder — Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 PM
MUSIC GROUP HERE — Friday, July 28 at 8:00 PM
Jackson County Grand Champion Fair 5th Annual Paul Crockett Memorial — Saturday, July 29 at 7:00 PM

Click to view full listing of grandstand shows>>

What free programs are offered? 2017-04-15T13:56:30+00:00

Daily free entertainment is provided at the Pavilion and at the music stage near the Antique building.

Are alcohol and firearms permitted on the fairgrounds? 2017-04-15T13:53:15+00:00

Alcohol and firearms are not permitted at the Jackson County Fair.

Is camping available at the fairgrounds during fair week? 2017-04-15T13:46:57+00:00

No, but camping is offered nearby at both Jackson-Washington and Starve Hollow State Parks.

Can I bring my pet? 2017-04-15T13:52:27+00:00

Animals not involved with Jackson County Fair exhibits or being used as service animals are not allowed at the fair.

Are there accommodations for those who need assistance? 2017-04-15T13:54:40+00:00

While the majority of the fair grounds and exhibit buildings are handicap accessible, wheelchairs and strollers are not available to rent.

Where can I park? 2017-04-15T13:48:24+00:00

General and handicap parking is free of charge.  Access to special parking is by permit only.  A pass can be purchased in advance from any branch of The Peoples Bank for $20.  Special parking is located along State Highway 250 immediately south of Camp Pyoca Road.  Please note: to improve traffic flow, entrance for 2017will be from the south side of the parking area between the brick pillars.

What is the price of admission to the Jackson County Fair? 2017-04-06T16:33:17+00:00

General admission to the fair is FREE.

What are the hours of the fair? 2017-04-15T13:47:28+00:00

Exhibit buildings are open from 1-10 on Sunday and Noon-10 Monday through Saturday.

Is there an ATM at the fair? 2017-04-15T16:45:39+00:00

No. There is no ATM at the fairgrounds.

Photo by the Tribune
Photo by The Tribune

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