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Gate Admission

Gate Admission to the Central States Fair is $3. All children 6 and under get in free.
Big D Mega Pass holders will need to pay the $3 prior to claiming their Carnival Wristband. Once the wristband is on, Big D Mega Pass holders do not have to pay the gate admission.

Children's Grandstand Tickets

All children ages 6 and under can get into the grandstands for free when accompanied by a paid adult; premier pass, general admission pass or individual tickets. Only VIP Pass holders can access the VIP Tent. Children do need a VIP Pass to access the VIP Tent.

Handicap Access

Appropriate number of handicap parking spaces are available. Personal transportation devices are the responsibility of the individual.
Parking is available at both the red and blue gates.


We love animals and know you do to, however please leave your dogs at home except for certified assistance animals. Please have your papers with you.


Need quick access to cash? There are a number of ATM Machines located on the fairgrounds.
ATM's Located by the following locations
  • LaCrosse Gate Entrance
  • Coors Tent
  • German Tent
  • McDonald's Stage
  • San Francisco Gate Entrance
  • Lions Building
  • Grandstand Entrance

Lost & Found

All items found during the fair are turned into the Sheriff Headquarters. The Sheriff headquarters is located just south of the Grandstands on the grassy area. They can be identified by a white trailer/camper. If you are looking for a lost item contact 605.355.3805.
To locate lost items year-round please contact the CSF Office at 605.355.3861
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