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Prices, Hours & Information

Prices, Hours & Information

May 8, 2013 | By

All the information you need to plan your trip to the Fair can be found here. Bring your friends and family and have a great time at the Fair!

General Admission Prices

$12.00 – ages 12 and older
$6.00 – ages 4-11
FREE – ages 3 & under at all times

* Ages 4 & up will be admitted for $1 on October 21, and for $6 on October 31. Ages 3 & under are FREE at all times.

“Super Saver” 1/2 Price Admission Tickets – “Super Saver” $5 OFF Ride Wristbands

SAVE BIG by purchasing your tickets in advance! Adult and Child’s Admission tickets are HALF-PRICE! Ride Wristbands are also discounted $5.00 off! No limit to how many you can purchase! All “Super Saver” admission and Ride Handstamp tickets can be purchased exclusively online on this website! All admission and wristband tickets are one use only. Only available from September 27 – October 22!

$6.00 – Super Saver Adult Admission (Save $6.00!)
$3.00 – Super Saver Child Admission (Save $3.00!)
$18.00 – Weekday Super Saver Ride Wristband (Save $5.00!)
$23.00 – Any Day Super Saver Ride Wristband (Save $5.00!)

Daily Discounts & Specials

Certain days we feature discounted admission special at the Fair to save you money! Check the Daily Schedule to find out what specials are available.

Hours of Operation

Our hours of operation vary from day to day. Please check the Daily Schedule to see opening and closing times for each day.

Unlimited Ride Handstamp

$23.00 – Monday thru Thursday*
$28.00 – Friday thru Sunday*

* All rides cost only $1 on October 21. Unlimited Ride Handstamp will cost $23 on October 31.

Ride Wristbands provide unlimited rides all night long. Individual ride tickets are also available all day, every day. Ride Height Restrictions: Children between 36-42 inches must ride with a paying adult. Children that are 42 inches or taller will be able to ride most kiddie rides alone. (These restrictions are set by the State of Florida.)

Parking Information

$5.00 – Lighted & paved parking. Parking tickets are available at Main Ticket Booth when you buy your admission tickets and will be collected upon exit. If you choose, you may also pay cash as you exit.

Entertainment Lineup

Each year we strive to bring you top-name entertainment! All shows are FREE with admission into the Fair. There is no reserved seating for shows, but seats can be claimed when the Fair opens each day. Click here to see the full Entertainment Lineup!

Free Daily Attractions & Exhibits

Along with amazing food, thrilling rides and great musical acts to entertain you, there are also many other things to see and do at the Fair! Best of all, they are all FREE with your admission! Click here to see a listing of these attractions and check Daily Schedule for showtimes. Exhibit categories and listings can be found here.

Additional Information

  • ATM’s are located on Fairgrounds.
  • Visa/Master Card accepted. Local check cashing available with proper ID.
  • Strollers, wheelchairs, electric scooters and wagons are available for rent at the front gate.
  • Beautiful exhibit buildings.
  • Fair and Commercial Bldg. close nightly at the discretion of the General Manager.
  • Exhibit Bldgs close nightly at 10 p.m.
  • Masks are recommended for all of our guests.


Tuesday, October 26

Tuesday, October 26

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Ladies’ Day – Women of all ages will be admitted FREE to the Fairgrounds from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. General Admission prices apply from 6 p.m. until closing.

General Admission – Admission price is $12.00 for everyone 12 years and older, $6.00 for ages 4 – 11, and FREE to children 3 and under at all times.

Wristband Day – Purchase a Handstamp for $23. Handstamps are good on all Reithoffer Midway Rides until closing. Individual ride tickets are also available all day. (Children between 36-42 inches must ride with a paying adult. Children that are 42 inches or taller will be able to ride most kiddie rides alone.)

Elvie Shane

Tuesday, October 26
7:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage

Hits include:”My Boy,” “My Kinda Trouble,” “County” Roads & “Keep” On Strummin’”


Free Daily Entertainment

Fair and Commercial Building (Bldg 6) Open
4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Buildings Open
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

“Sea Lion Splash” – Comedy, sea lion show
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Cirque Ma’Ceo – Acrobatic feats, aerial dancing, and exotic horses
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

“Puppy Pals” – Comedy, stunt dog show
6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Ag-Venture Barn – Hands On Agricultural Activities
Located in the Red Barn
Open – 8:00 p.m.

Reno’s Reptiles – Over 20 different reptiles to see!
($5 price to handle the reptiles)
Located in Building 2
Open – Close

Dennis Lee – Rodeo Clown
Strolling act
Open – Close

Fair Closes
11:00 p.m.


Monday, October 25

Monday, October 25

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First Responders’ Day – Any first response personnel with valid ID will be admitted for $6 all day long. We appreciate your service to our community!

Manna Food Pantries Food Drive – Bring in three (3) cans of food and receive $2 off Adult admission all night long. Visit the Manna Food Pantries truck at the Main Entrance (directly in front of ticket booth) to drop off your cans and receive discount coupon.

General Admission – Admission price is $12 for everyone 12 years and older, $6 for ages 4 – 11, and FREE to children 3 and under at all times.

Wristband Day – Purchase a Handstamp for $23. Handstamps are good on all Reithoffer Midway Rides until closing. Individual ride tickets are also available all day. (Children between 36-42 inches must ride with a paying adult. Children that are 42 inches or taller will be able to ride most kiddie rides alone.)

Jordan Chase

Monday, October 25
7:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage


Free Daily Entertainment

Fair and Commercial Building (Bldg 6) Open
4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Buildings Open
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

“Sea Lion Splash” – Comedy, sea lion show
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Cirque Ma’Ceo – Acrobatic feats, aerial dancing, and exotic horses
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

“Puppy Pals” – Comedy, stunt dog show
6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Ag-Venture Barn – Hands On Agricultural Activities
Located in the Red Barn
Open – 8:00 p.m.

Reno’s Reptiles – Over 20 different reptiles to see!
($5 price to handle the reptiles)
Located in Building 2
Open – Close

Fair Closes
11:00 p.m.


Sunday, October 24

Sunday, October 24

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Buddy Day – Bring a Buddy and two get in for the price of one from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.! (Highest admission applies. “Buddy Day” promotion can not be combined with any other promotion.) General Admission prices apply after 2 p.m.
Buddy Day is even better for Super Saver! Present a Super Saver, half-price Adult or Child’s Admission ticket and two get in for the price of one from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (Highest admission applies.)

Military Appreciation Day – All active and retired military personnel and spouse with proper identification will be admitted for $6 each into the Fair all day long (does not include child dependents).

General Admission – Admission price is $12 for everyone 12 years and older, $6 for ages 4 – 11, and FREE to children 3 and under at all times.

Wristband Day – Purchase a ride wristband for $28. Wristbands are good on all Reithoffer Midway Rides until closing. Individual ride tickets are also available all day. (Children between 36-42 inches must ride with a paying adult. Children that are 42 inches or taller will be able to ride most kiddie rides alone.)


Free Daily Entertainment

Fair and Commercial Building (Bldg 6) Open
11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Buildings Open
11:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

“Sea Lion Splash” – Comedy, sea lion show
2:00, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Cirque Ma’Ceo – Acrobatic feats, aerial dancing, and exotic horses
1:30, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.

“Puppy Pals” – Comedy, stunt dog show
1:00, 4:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Ag-Venture Barn – Hands On Agricultural Activities
Located in the Red Barn
Open – 8:00 p.m.

Reno’s Reptiles – Over 20 different reptiles to see!
($5 price to handle the reptiles)
Located in Building 2
Open – Close

Fair Closes
11:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 23

Saturday, October 23

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Kids’ Day – All kids 11 years and under will be admitted FREE to the Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. General Admission prices apply after 2 p.m.

General Admission – Admission price is $12 for everyone 12 years and older, $6 for ages 4 – 11, and FREE to children 3 and under at all times.

Wristband Day – Purchase a Handstamp for $28. Handstamps are good on all Reithoffer Midway Rides until closing. Individual ride tickets are also available all day. (Children between 36-42 inches must ride with a paying adult. Children that are 42 inches or taller will be able to ride most kiddie rides alone.)

White Tie Rock Ensemble – Presents A Tribute to The Eagles

Saturday, October 23
7:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage

The Eagles hits include: “Hotel California,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Take It To The Limit” & “Witchy Woman”


Free Daily Entertainment

Fair and Commercial Building (Bldg 6) Open
11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Buildings Open
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

“Sea Lion Splash” – Comedy, sea lion show
2:00, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Cirque Ma’Ceo – Acrobatic feats, aerial dancing, and exotic horses
1:30, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.

“Puppy Pals” – Comedy, stunt dog show
1:00, 4:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Ag-Venture Barn – Hands On Agricultural Activities
Located in the Red Barn
Open – 8:00 p.m.

Reno’s Reptiles – Over 20 different reptiles to see!
($5 price to handle the reptiles)
Located in Building 2
Open – Close

Fair Closes
12:00 a.m.


Friday, October 22

Friday, October 22

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“$28 MIDNIGHT MADNESS” – Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Midnight Madness tickets will go on sale for $28 at the main ticket booth, allowing unlimited rides and FREE admission into the Fair. Midnight Madness ends at 2:00 a.m.
(No General Admission tickets will be sold after 8:00 p.m. Super Saver Wristband tickets can be redeemed after 8:00 p.m., but will also require a Super Saver Admission ticket to enter the Fair.)

General Admission – Admission price is $12 for everyone 12 years and older, $6 for ages 4 – 11, and FREE to children 3 and under at all times.

Wristband Day – Purchase a Handstamp for $28. Handstamps are good on all Reithoffer Midway Rides until closing. Individual ride tickets are also available all day.

Eliminator KC – Tribute to “ZZ Top”

Friday, October 22
7:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage

ZZ Top Hits include: “Legs,” “Gimme All Your Lovin,” “Sharp Dressed Man” & “La Grange”


Free Daily Entertainment

Fair and Commercial Building (Bldg 6) Open
4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Buildings Open
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

“Sea Lion Splash” – Comedy, sea lion show
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Cirque Ma’Ceo – Acrobatic feats, aerial dancing, and exotic horses
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

“Puppy Pals” – Comedy, stunt dog show
6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Ag-Venture Barn – Hands On Agricultural Activities
Located in the Red Barn
Open – 8:00 p.m.

Reno’s Reptiles – Over 20 different reptiles to see!
($5 price to handle the reptiles)
Located in Building 2
Open – Close

Fair Closes
2:00 a.m.


Thursday, October 21

Thursday, October 21

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Dollar Day – $1 Admission – Kick off the Fair with an amazing $1 ADMISSION PRICE for everyone ages 4 & up!

Dollar Day – $1 Rides – All midway rides are also just $1 EACH (1 ticket each), all day long! Come ride all night! (Ride tickets available in $10 sheets. Minimum $10 purchase.)

Hours of Operation – 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Cat Country 98.7 Big Lip Sync Battle

Thursday, October 21
7:00 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage





Free Daily Entertainment

Fair and Commercial Building (Bldg 6) Open
4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Buildings Open
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

“Sea Lion Splash” – Comedy, sea lion show
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Cirque Ma’Ceo – Acrobatic feats, aerial dancing, and exotic horses
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

“Puppy Pals” – Comedy, stunt dog show
6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Ag-Venture Barn – Hands On Agricultural Activities
Located in the Red Barn
Open – 8:00 p.m.

Reno’s Reptiles – Over 20 different reptiles to see!
($5 price to handle the reptiles)
Located in Building 2
Open – Close

Fair Closes
11:00 p.m.


Exhibits Entry Info & Premium Catalog

Exhibits Entry Info & Premium Catalog

December 20, 2012 | By

Click on a title below to see entry procedures, guidelines and contact information for each category. All Exhibit Premium Catalog sections are in PDF format.


Please Note: We are in the process of updating this information for our 2022 Fair this October 20-30. As we receive the updated information from our exhibits, they will be updated here. Please be sure to check the dates.

General

Agricultural / Community Exhibition
Antique & Collectible Exhibition
Art Study Club Exhibition
Custom Car Show
Domestic Art
Fine Arts Exhibition
FCCLA Vocational Homemaking
Flower Show
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Gem & Mineral Society
Creative & Collective Hobby Exhibition
Model Train Exhibition
Poultry Show
School Art Exhibition
Woodcarving Exhibition

Photographic Arts

Photographic Arts Exhibition
Photographic Arts Entry Form
Photographic Arts Copyright Notice Form

4-H Clubs

General Information
Baked Goods
Champion Exhibitor
Canning
Clothing
Consumer Choices
Family & Consumer Sciences
Crafts
Flower Arranging
World of Projects
4-H Member Exhibits Form
Community Booths

Open Livestock Shows

Adult Rules & Regulations
General Information
Health Rules & Regulations
Beef Breeding Rules & Regulations
Youth Dairy Heifer Show
Youth Steer Show
Livestock Exhibitor Information
Livestock Entry Form

Pensacola Interstate Fair

Setup Times for Exhibit Buildings
In Memorium
Commissioner of Agriculture Message
Hold Harmless Agreement

Entertainment Lineup

Entertainment Lineup

December 14, 2012 | By

Our Fair has a wonderful lineup of entertainment for you to come and enjoy! All shows are FREE with admission into the Fair. Seating is available on a “first-come, first-served” basis when Fair opens each day. There is no reserved seating.

Cat Country 98.7 “BIG Lip Sync Final Battle”

Thursday, October 21
7:00 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage







Eliminator KC – Tribute to “ZZ Top”

Friday, October 22
7:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage

ZZ Top Hits include: “Legs,” “Gimme All Your Lovin,” “Sharp Dressed Man” & “La Grange”


White Tie Rock Ensemble – Presents A Tribute to The Eagles

Saturday, October 23
7:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage

The Eagles hits include: “Hotel California,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Take It To The Limit” & “Witchy Woman”


Jordan Chase

Monday, October 25
7:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage


Elvie Shane

Tuesday, October 26
7:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage

Hits include:”My Boy,” “My Kinda Trouble,” “County” Roads & “Keep” On Strummin’”


Night Fever – An Evening of the Bee Gees

Thursday, October 28
3:30 & 7:00 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage

Bee Gees Hits include: “Staying Alive,” “Night Fever,” “Nights On Broadway” & “More Than A Woman”


Resurrection – Tribute To Journey

Friday, October 29
7:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage

Journey Hits include: “Open Arms,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Wheel In The Sky” & “Any Way You Want It”


Rodney Atkins

Saturday, October 30
7:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage

Hits include:“Watching You,” “If You’re Goin’ Through Hell,” “Farmer’s Daughter” & “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)”


Thane Dunn’s “Elvis On Tour”

Thursday, October 24
3:30 & 7:00 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage

Elvis Hits include: “Jailhouse Rock,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Always On My Mind” & “Love Me Tender.”


Not Quite Fab – Tribute to The Beatles

Monday, October 21
7:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage







Grace Pointe Church Worship Team

Sunday, October 20
2:30 p.m.

Pepsi Open Air Stage





Fair History

Fair History

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In 1935, John E. Frenkel Sr. was the City Clerk for the City of Pensacola and the City permitting agent. At the request of Mr. Whittie Weis of Royal American Shows, he began the Pensacola Interstate Fair. The Royal American, a railroad carnival that moved from location to location by rail, was the largest carnival in the United States.

Originally, the Kiwanis Club was scheduled to put on the first fair but canceled at the last moment. Mr. Weis, knowing that Mr. Frenkel had some experience in promotion and an exceptionally good relationship with many good citizens of Pensacola and Escambia County, asked him to assemble a group of citizens who would be interested in putting on the first Mardi Gras and other local events. He also started the first radio station in Pensacola, WCOA (Wonderful City Of Advantages). Because of his expertise in promoting this venture, he was well-equipped with the knowledge to take on the fair.

The first Fair (1935) was held at Cervantes Street and Pace Boulevard. From there it moved to the corner of Garden Street and Pace Boulevard. In 1940, the Fair purchased its first permanent location on Pottery Plant Road, later known as Fairfield Drive.

Then in 1942, the Fair was reorganized as a non-profit organization. Its charter was locally incorporated by the board of county commissioners and verified by County Judge Fabasinski. The Fair was not incorporated through the State of Florida.



Vintage Photos appear courtesy of the Pensacola Historical Society, A Branch of West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc.

The Fair progressed for over 20 years at the Fairfield Drive location until that property was sold for a local development. In 1968, the Fair purchased the piece of property on Highway 90 (6655 Mobile Highway). The fairgound was built from the ground up and the first Fair was held at this location in 1969. The Fair now owns over 170 acres of land at that site.

John E. Frenkel Jr. joined the Fair in July of 1963 as Assistant General Manager, Secretary, and Treasurer. He helped develop the Fair as the years passed and became the General Manager, Secretary, and Treasurer in 1975. During those years he also served as City Councilman from 1967 through 1977 and County Commissioner from 1978 through 1982.

The Fair began with John E. Frenkel Sr., his wife Lillian, and 30 fair members. Over the years, it has become one of the finest and largest fairs in the United States with a staff of eight and more than 400 volunteers. Many volunteers are local clubs and individuals who serve to showcase a wonderful array of exhibits in six permanent, climate-controlled, exhibit buildings.

There is nothing like a Fair. It brings to Pensacola a stimulating, satisfying, stirring and sparkling celebration of education, entertainment and information. The Pensacola Interstate Fair receives praise locally and throughout the country. We are eminently proud to be a part of the economy and growth of Pensacola year after year…and proud to say, “The Fair is Good For Pensacola.”

The members of the Pensacola Interstate Fair wish to extend their sincere and lasting appreciation to all those people and organizations who have contributed so much, labored so hard, and and shown their interest year after year. The result is the Fair’s present status and position: firmly established as a part of Pensacola’s community life and business.