This family-friendly annual community event features thrilling midway rides and games for all ages, favorite fair food, live music, magic shows, a petting zoo, and edge-of-your-seat alligator wrestling demonstrations by Jimmy Riffle from Animal Planet’s Gator Boys.

Fair admission and parking are free.

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36″ & taller) are $35 on site while supplies last or online at Tickets before 5 pm Thurs., Feb. 22 for $29 each, 2/$55 or 4/$99.

Ride tickets at the carnival are $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets, or $60/50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.) Online pre-sale special: $45/50 tickets + 1 free ride

Fair hours: 5-10 pm Monday – Thursday, 5-11 pm Friday, noon-11 pm Saturday, noon-10 pm Sunday (no unaccompanied guests under age 21)

More information: 866-666-3247 or Marion County Fair

The Marion County Fair is sponsored by Florida Kids Helping Kids (FKHK), a volunteer-run nonprofit organization raising funds for a permanent fairgrounds

FL Carnivals does not operate, nor is affiliated with any event listed on this website. Hours, prices, and dates are subject to change without notice.