Tickets for the upcoming Washington Town and Country Fair are on sale now at 30 area businesses.

Season passes and daily admission tickets also can be purchased online at Fair queen candidates are selling tickets as well.

The 2011 Fair will open Wednesday, Aug. 3, and run through Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Washington fairgrounds.

Fair officials are encouraging people to purchase their tickets online.

Tickets purchased online will be 100 percent insured in the event someone loses their pass. For the first time, the queen candidates also have options to insure tickets.

People who purchase season passes prior to opening day will save $5 on adult and children’s passes.

Tickets prices are the same as last year. An adult season pass is $43 in advance and $48 starting Aug. 1. A five-day pass for a child, ages 6 through 15, is $30 in advance or $35 beginning Aug. 1.

The five-day passes will be sold through Sunday, July 31.

Daily admission charges to the Fair are $15 for adults and $10 for children Wednesday and Thursday.

Admission increases to $25 for adults for Friday and Saturday. The daily admission Sunday is $20. Daily admission for children Friday through Sunday is $15.

Seniors 60 years of age and older will get in for $10 Wednesday and Thursday.

Season passes are available at the following businesses:


Bank of Franklin County, two locations; Bank of Washington, four locations; Chamber of Commerce; Citizens Bank;

Fas-Trip service stations, three locations; Hillermann Nursery & Florist; McDonald’s; Schroeder Health Mart,

Out-of-Town Locations

Bank of Franklin County, Krakow and New Haven; Bank of Washington, Gray Summit and Villa Ridge;

Citizens Bank, New Haven and Pacific; Fas-Trip Service Stations, New Haven, Sullivan and Union;

McDonald’s, Pacific, St. Clair, Sullivan and Union; U.S. Bank, St. Clair; and United Bank of Union, two locations.

Everyone entering the fairgrounds must be wearing shoes, shirt and pants. No bottles, cans or coolers are allowed, and no pets are allowed.

Security will be checking bags upon entry this year.

New this year, one unopened bottle of water will be allowed per person. This cannot be a personal water bottle, but a purchased bottle of water.

A limited amount of child strollers will be available at the gates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fair officials said everyone entering must have a ticket for the correct day, no exceptions.

Fair Chairman Jay Nowak said Washington’s Fair is unique in the fact that one ticket price includes all entertainment from the main stage shows to the motor sports events and livestock shows to all of the midway rides.