Hours & Tickets

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Thursday, July 23 – Saturday, August 1, 2019

4-H events begin daily between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM.
Food vendors begin preparing food around 11:00 AM.
Admissions gates start charging admission at 12:00 PM.
Carnival rides begin at 1:00 PM.
On weekdays, the fair closes around 11:00 PM.
On weekends, the fair closes around 12:00 AM.



General Admission

FREE before 12:00 PM every day of the fair!
Adults: $7.00 per person
Children under 10 years old: FREE
General admission tickets are required for grandstand events.

Have a group or planning on coming back for more?
Buy a Buddy Pass and save $2 per person or a Value Pass to save $3 per person. See discount offers below.

Carnival Tickets

Rides cost 2-4 tickets.
$1.50 per ticket
20 for $25
50 for $60

Close-toed shoes are a requirement for select rides.

Wristbands are available every day from our carnival or can be bought online.

Grandstand Tickets


Deals & Discounts

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General Admission


Ten One-Day Passes for general admission for $40

Purchase available at the fair ticket offices only.


Five One-Day Passes for general admission for only $25
Share the fair with your friends or keep the passes to yourself for five days of fun.

Buddy Passes are no longer available! Check back next year.

Carnival Tickets


All Day Wristbands (1:00 PM –11:00 PM) for $25

Our discounted rate for All Day Wristbands ended on July 18th. You can now only purchase at full price.

Deals of the Day

Special Needs Day

Monday, July 22

Porter County Fair invites any individual with special needs
and a chaperone to ride select rides for free.

Senior Citizen and Veteran’s Appreciation Day

Wednesday, July 24