ADMISSION AND TICKETS

SECURITY POLICY

In cooperation with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the SEMO District Fair is stepping up security this year to help ensure the safety of our fairgoers. We are choosing to increase security out of an abundance of caution. As fair planners, it’s our job to work with law enforcement to help keep people safe for a positive experience at the fair. For the first time in its history, fairgoers may be scanned by metal detecting devices before entering the Fairgrounds. There will be metal detecting devices at the entry gates.

Weapons of any kind are prohibited on the Fair Grounds including concealed weapons. Security scanning will reveal these weapons. You will not be allowed on the fairgrounds while in possession of prohibited items.

As you plan your visit, you may want to arrive a little earlier as it might take a bit longer than usual to get in to the fair grounds.

Your patience and understanding are appreciated.

GATE ADMISSION & PARKING

Plan in advance – gate admission is cash only. 

  • Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8 – Gate Charge – 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 9 thru Friday, September 13 – Gate Charge 1:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 14 – Gate Charge – 9:00 am. – 9:30 p.m.

NO ADMITTANCE OR RE-ADMITTANCE AFTER 9:30 P.M.

Gate Specials – Thrifty Tuesday and Thursday (Sept 10 & 12) $3 single entry.

Gate Prices – Adults & Children (12 & Over) – $5.00 Weekly Individual Pass – $30.00

Parking – Free General Public Parking – Fairground Map

Trams will provide free transportation between parking lots and main gates on the following schedule:

  • Saturday Sept 7 – 3:00pm – 10pm
  • Sunday Sept 8 – 1:00pm – 6pm
  • Monday Sept 9 – 4:30pm – 10pm
  • Tuesday Sept 10 – 4:30pm – 10pm
  • Wednesday Sept 11 – 4:30pm – 10pm
  • Thursday Sept 12 – 4:30pm – 10pm
  • Friday Sept 13 – 4pm – 10pm
  • Saturday Sept 14 – 4pm – 10pm

Livestock Exhibitor Vehicle & Driver Pass – $30.00

Camper Trailer Parking – Livestock Area · Camper trailer parking in the livestock area for the week of the fair is restricted to livestock exhibitors only. Spaces are limited and will be assigned. Hook-ups are with water and electric, no sewer. Cost is $100. All campers arriving before Saturday, September 9 will be charged an additional $10 per day. Permits are issued through the Livestock Entry Clerk as the paid reservations are received with livestock entries. Permit must be displayed on the camper trailer for outside view while on the fairgrounds.

Have questions? Take a walk around the website, and if you need us, just fill out the Contact Form and we’ll be in touch. We can’t wait to see you at the fair in September!

ADVANCED SALE CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS

SAVE ON ADVANCE SALE RIDE ARMBANDS
Purchase your advance sale carnival ride armbands online through September 8 and save!
Presale ride armbands may be redeemed for usage on:

  • Monday OR Wednesday from 5pm-10pm
  • Either Saturday OR Sunday from 12pm-5pm

Please note that all advance grandstand ticket sales include gate admission.
 
ALL GRANDSTAND TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

GRANDSTAND EVENT TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED ON-LINE, AT THE FAIR OFFICE OR BY PHONE 573-334-9250 and 800-455-FAIR.

GRANDSTAND EVENT TICKETS PURCHASED ON-LINE OR IN PERSON AT THE FAIR OFFICE DO NOT INCUR ADDITIONAL CREDIT CARD FEES.