Alabama National Fair F.A.Q


Where is the Fairgrounds located?

We are located at 1555 Federal Drive; Montgomery, AL. The livestock entrance gate is located at 1295 Coliseum Blvd; Montgomery, AL.


What are the operating hours?

The Fair Office is open Monday through Friday; 9 am to 4 pm. Office hours are extended closer to Fair time, please contact the Fair office for more details.


Is the Alabama National Fair a charitable organization?

Yes, we are a Section 501©3 non profit organization. We are the fundraiser of the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery. For more information on our charitable givings, click here.


How much is parking?

The Garrett Coliseum is responsible for all parking on the Fairgrounds. Parking fee prices vary.


What items are prohibited?

The Alabama National Fair’s security program will be NEW for the Alabama National Fair. This program will include aid of metal detectors and bag checks at all entry gates. Bags, purses, coolers and packages will be subject to search at each gate.

Prohibited items include weapons, fireworks, alcoholic beverages, drones and bike/skateboards/skates/hover boards. Other items may be refused at discretion of the Alabama National Fair management or police. The Fair has also adjusted safety procedures in several other areas including security staffing levels, vehicle access, traffic management and video. Use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on fairgrounds. Intoxicated persons may be refused entrance or excluded by police.


Can I bring outside food into the Fairgrounds?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted on the Fairgrounds.


Garrett Coliseum Clear Bag Policy?

For complete information, click here.


Where can I find the daily schedule of events?

For more information, click here.


Are pets allowed on the Fairgrounds?

While we love animals, we ask that you please leave your pets at home as they will not be allowed on the Fairgrounds. This includes Emotional Support Animals. Service animals, as defined by the American with Disability Act, will be permitted on the Fairgrounds.


What rides will you have this year and where can I find the height requirements?

To view all rides and height requirements, click here.


How can I stay updated about the Alabama National Fair

— Download the Mobile App —
iOS: click here
Google Play: click here


How do I become a commercial booth vendor at the Fair?

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, click here.


Is there a pass out of the entrance gate?

If you leave the fairgrounds, you will have to purchase an entrance ticket to return to the fairgrounds. NO EXEMPTIONS.





How much are admission tickets?

For more information, click here.


When do the Advance/Discounted Tickets go on sale?

The advance/discount tickets will go on sale the Tuesday after Labor Day, ALWAYS!






How much are Carnival Rides?

There are two ways to get Ride tickets
1. Purchase them in advance through
2. Wait and get them when you come.


Will the games on the Midway be open on Sunday?

Yes! All games will be open on Sunday.


Will there be any Gold Passes(fast pass) from the Midway?

These passes will only be available at the Midway kiosk.