Shelby County Fair ©       Kiwanis Club of Columbiana, Inc.         PO Box 338, Columbiana, AL 35051

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Kiwanis Club of Columbiana


Frequently Asked Questions

  1.  How much is Admission?
    • $12
    • Discounted tickets are available.  Click on ONLINE TICKETS page link on the menu at the top of this page.
    • $2 Discount Students Coupons will be available at most schools in Shelby County, see coupon for details.
    • $2 Military Discount to any military personnel who present a valid Military ID any night.
  2. Who must purchase Admission Tickets?
    • Everyone who meets the minimum height requirements for any ride must purchase an Admission Ticket.
  3. What does the Price include?
    • Admission to Exhibition Center and Midway, Grandstand entertainment, and all rides.
    • Games, Concessions and Novelty attractions ARE NOT included and will require additional purchase.
    • We DO NOT charge for parking.
  4. What times does the Fair open?
    • Monday -  Friday Gates open at 5:30 pm and Midway opens at 6:00 pm
    • Saturday - Gates and Midway opens at 3:00 pm
    • Closing varies nightly depending on weather and the crowd, but typically Monday - Thursday we will close between 9 and 10 pm. Friday and Saturday closing is usually sometime AFTER 11 pm.
  5. What time does the Fair Close?
    • Closing varies nightly, the midway will remain open about 1 hour after the Ticket Booths close unless weather, crowd, or matters beyond our control dictate otherwise. Generally, the Midway will be open until about 9:30 pm Monday - Thursday and Friday - Saturday the Midway will be open until about 11:30 pm or later
  6. Can we get rain checks?
    • Sorry, Rain Checks are not available.
  7. What are the height requirements for rides"
    • Height requirements are established by ride manufacturers and vary by ride. Most Kiddie Rides have a minimum height of 30-36 inches. Please see the RIDES page for more information.
  8. Are pets allowed?
    • Pets are not allowed, other than Service Animals.
  9. Is Smoking allowed?
    • The Exhibition Center is SMOKE FREE. On the Midway smoking is allowed only in Designated Smoking Areas.