Headed to the Linn County Fair this week? We've got all the details for you!

Where is it?

The Linn County Fairgrounds are located at 201 Central City Road in Central City, right off Highway 13.

Where do I park?

There are several lots on the fairgrounds for parking - see the map below. Sections A,C, and D are for general parking, and section B is for handicap parking. For a larger map, click HERE.

The Linn County Fair
The Linn County Fair

When is it open?

The official fair hours are Wednesday, June 26th through Sunday, June 30th from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

How much is admission?

Daily fair admission is $5 for ages 11 and up. If you plan to attend the fair for multiple days, a wristband is $15. Admission is free on Wednesday, June 26th, but here are the rest of the paid admission hours for the fair:
  • Thursday, June 27th - 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Youth Day)
  • Friday, June 28th & Saturday, June 29th - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Military Appreciation Day)
    • Past/present military personnel receive free grandstand event ticket with paid fair gate admission

You can purchase your tickets at the gate, or get them in advance online HERE.

What are this year's grandstand events?

Tickets for all of the 2024 grandstand events are available at the ticket booth or online HERE. *REMINDER: the purchase of a Grandstand ticket does NOT include fair admission. You will still be required to pay for admission at the gate.

What else is happening at the fair?

There are lots of other activities to enjoy at the Linn County Fair! Here are details on a few of the big ones:

  • Carnival
    • Hours
      • Wednesday, June 26th from 3 p.m. to close
      • Thursday, June 27th from 11 a.m. to close
      • Friday, June 28th from 3 p.m. to close
      • Saturday, June 29th from 1 p.m. to close
      • Sunday, June 30th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Wristband Hours ($20 for all-you-can-ride)
      • Wednesday, June 26th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
      • Thursday, June 27th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Friday, June 28th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • A sheet of 22 tickets is $20 - individual tickets are $1 each
    • Carnival tickets and wristbands can be purchased at the carnival ticket booth during the fair
  • Coors Light Pavilion (Beer Tent)
  • Craft Beer Tent
    • Hours
      • Wednesday, June 26th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Thursday, June 27th through Saturday, June 29th from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
      • Sunday, June 30th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Featuring Linn County Blonde Ale from BIT Brewery
  • Midwest Dueling Pianos
    • Wednesday, June 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Free, all-ages show
  • Lumberjack Show
    • Shows Wednesday through Sunday
    • "Our All American Lumberjack Shows include Log Rolling, OP Race, Axe Throwing, Spring Board Tree Topping, Single Buck, 2 Man X-cut Sawing, Stock Saw Racing, Hot Saw Racing, Quick Carve & Log Boom Racing."
  • Draft Horse Fun Show
    • Saturday, June 29th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Horse Arena
    • Featuring a harnessing demo, an obstacle course, Clydesdale rides, and draft horse driving

For a full schedule of events and activities at the 2024 Linn County Fair, visit the official website HERE. We'll see you out there on Friday and Saturday night for the country concerts!

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