From Ferris wheels to funnel cakes, Charlotte Fair entertains

CONCORD, N.C. — Cruise on a coaster, grab a turkey leg, check out a petting zoo and enjoy performances from the Lady Houdini and the DockDogs at the Charlotte Fair from March 24 – April 2.

Find all the fun at 6558 Bruton Smith Blvd. outside of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Fair hours are from 4-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-11 p.m. Friday; 1-11 p.m. Saturday and 1-10 p.m. Sunday.


Tickets cost $10 for adults and children ages 12 and older, and $5 for children ages 5-11, plus fees.

Children age 4 and younger are admitted free.

Admission includes shows and a petting zoo. Midway rides cost extra.

A one-day unlimited ride wristband valid Monday through Thursday costs $30. A one-day ride wristband valid for Friday, Saturday or Sunday cost $35.

Parking costs $5 (cash only).

Ways to save

Family four-packs can be purchased online for $150 and includes admission and ride wristbands for four people.

A RocketPass costs $40-$44 and includes admission and a ride wristband for one person.

Bring a Charlotte Fair flyer/handbill, which is available in dozens of retail locations throughout the area, and receive $5 off an unlimited rides wristband.

On March 27, college students can show their student ID or wear college apparel and get admission for $5.

On March 28, bring in two cans or a bag of pet food, a leash or pet toy to benefit a local animal shelter and get admission for $5.

On March 29, children ages 11 and younger get free admission.

On March 30, admission will be discounted to $5 for all ages.

Know before you go

The Charlotte Fair has implemented a Youth Supervision Policy. All visitors younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (21 or older) at all times at the Charlotte Fair.

For more information on the fair, click here.

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