Welcome back to the fair! The Atlanta Fair returns to Turner Field for its annual spring run.
Of course, we’ll keep you updated with all the ride deals and reduced admission days — and we hope to host another ticket giveaway while the fair is in town.
This is Georgia’s only urban fair, taking place at the Old Turner Field’s Gray Lot (across from the GA Panthers’ stadium). If you need an address for your GPS, you can use 688 Central Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
The Atlanta Fair is in town a full five weeks!
It is scheduled to run from Friday, March 3rd through Sunday, April 9th, 2023.
You’ll find plenty of exciting rides and your favorite carnival cuisine — from cotton candy and funnel cakes to Polish Sausage with peppers and onions.
In previous years, there has been nightly entertainment, like concerts, dance troupes, and a Houdini-style escape artist. We’ll update when that info becomes available for this year’s Atlanta Fair.
You may also be interested in the Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and the North Georgia State Fair in Marietta. We’ve got the complete scoop on ticket discounts and free admission days.
Check out our complete guide to ALL the spring festivals and fairs in 2023!
When is Atlanta Fair open?
Atlanta Fair 2023 hours
Monday – Thursday: 5 pm to 10 pm
Friday: 5 pm to 11 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1 pm to 11 pm
Gates close one hour before the fair closes each day.
How much does it cost to get into Atlanta Fair?
Note that ticket prices vary by day of the week.
Atlanta Fair 2023 ticket prices
♦ $3 for kids under 42″ tall
♦ $5 for adults and kids over 42″ tall from MON – THURS
♦ $8 for anyone over 42″ tall from FRI – SUN
How much do rides cost at Atlanta Fair?
2023 prices for midway rides at Atlanta Fair
Individual ride tickets are $1.25 and rides require anywhere from 2 to 5 tickets each.
A sheet of 25 ride tickets is $25.
Unlimited ride wristbands are $30. They must be used on the day they are purchased.
NEW! Approved clear bag policy
According to the Atlanta Fair policies web page, only certain types of clear bags will be allowed, for enhanced security at the fair.
The new policy seems surprisingly restrictive, and limits you to to one of the following:
♦ Clear plastic purses, tote bags, etc. that are no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″
♦ 1-gallon clear plastic freezer bag
♦ small clutch purse up to 4.5″ x 6.5″ (apparently doesn’t need to be clear?)
If you need to bring a diaper bag or a medically necessary item, you’ll go through an inspection and your item will be tagged to let security know you’ve been cleared.
You can not bring a clear backpack or clear oversized tote.
No tinted or patterned plastic bags will be allowed.
Review the approved clear bag policy online
Know before you go…
The youth attendance policy states that n one under the age of 17 will be allowed entrance unless accompanied by a parent or an adult over 21.
Parking is available for an extra fee at the lots around Turner Field.
You can take MARTA to Atlanta Fair!
It’s about a 25-minute walk from the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue and green rail lines.
View the MARTA Guide on getting to the Fair
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I love a fair. I’m new to Atlanta so this would be my first fair here but I frequented the Texas State fair many times and by far my favorite part is to try all the various food and see the different vendors there!! Looking forward to seeing what Atlanta’s fair is all about!
To be honest, I’ve never been to the Atlanta fair (haven’t been in Georgia for long). As a matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a fair in general. I’ve seen plenty of fairs depicted in TV shows though if that counts,lol. If I could attend a fair though, my favorite memory would definitely involve food. I just wanna eat a bunch of fair food and catch a glimpse at the sunset from the ferris wheel.
Lacy Powell says
My daughter’s first time on the Ferris wheel was when she was 6 and she loved it so much, it was the only ride she wanted to go on again and again. Between that and the cotton candy and fried Oreos, she was in heaven. I loved seeing her eyes light up each time we rose high above the ground. Since then she has been obsessed with wanting to be able to actually fly because she loved seeing everything small on the ground below.
Megan Demeter says
My favorite memory is spending time with my family out in a new part of town- riding rides, winning toys, and eating corn dogs!!! I want to experience that with my new family I’ve made!
Jamacia Magee says
As a kid growing up, going to the fair was a day long, annual event for me and my family. My mom would let us eat whatever we wanted and ride every ride if we were tall enough! I guess you could say I first learned how to drive behind the wheel of a bumper car… lol. There is absolutely nothing like the hustle and bustle of fairgoers, or the thrill and excitement a kid gets from rides that seemed larger than life! And let’s face it there’s nothing better than overloading on delicious foods like sausages dogs, fries, corn on the cob, candy apples, and funnel cake (my son’s favorite). It’s been several years since we’ve been to the fair. My work schedule and living out of state has not afforded my son the same experiences at the fair that I had. Not to mention, living in the midst of a pandemic the last 2 years made things unnerving while creating distant from others in hopes of preserving our health. I think the fair is a great way for us to relax, reminisce, and just relive happier times.
I’ve never been to this fair bc I’m new to Atlanta, but I really want to take my boyfriend here for a date:)
Anandkumar Bhut says
As a kid, I like to go to fairs. And I always ask my parent to buy me a toy gun.
William S. says
I have lived in Atlanta since 1992 but have not actually been to this fair.
As a new grandpa I would love to win the tickets so I can take my family
Anna Eason says
The fair wow brings back so many memories i remember as a kid growing up my mom was a single mom of 8 and it was a struggle to make ends meet we didnt get to go to alot of fun kids stuff like disney world etc. But one thing my mom always did was made sure she had enough money for us to go to the fair when it came to town we use to like to go once it got dark because you really get to see all the lights on the rides and stuff it was a magical world for a kid and she would get all of us the unlimited band so we could get on everything that were tall enough to get on and she made sure we all got those good candy apples the fair had and one of those hot juicy corn dogs lord i can taste it now just thinking about it And now im a mother of 4 and i would love to take them to the fair and make new memories with them
Kristi Mure says
We have never been to the Atlanta Fair but have been to other however that was over 10 years ago. We want to go so we can make more family memories before our kids leave the nest
Sheboni Witcher says
The Atlanta fair has been an annual event for me and my family since it was me and my husband first date 21 years ago. So much fun. Love that they bring a new ride every year.
Erica Makow says
We’re new to Atlanta and would love to experience a true southern fair!
Love the caramel apples, the funnel cake.
I’ve missed been to the fair since the pandemic hit .
Hope to be able to take my girls soon,
Jason Wilson says
I love the deep fried oreos
Jeanne Hsieh says
Love the caramel apples and the balloon pop. Going on my first rides at a fair and discovering I am an adrenaline junkie 🤣 and my mom was definitely not 🤢 was a great memory 😉
I remember trying to talk my parents into buying alot of tickets by telling them that it was a better deal…lol
Jalen Daniel says
I haven’t been to the fair since I was a kid . I miss going and having all types of fun at the fair while eating some great fair food. If I do win the tickets I will take some of my college friends who never been to the Atlanta fair and show them a good time.
Juawana Thomas says
I love the games and cotton candy and funnel cakes I love the game that pushes the money out when you put money in it and the basketball game and I love that there is rides for kids under 5
John Andre says
Fairs are Fun!
Pamela Bartelle says
This is a must if you’re new to Atlanta but also if you been here for awhile like me over 14 years. There is so much going on and so much to do and without this subscription, you will most definitely miss out! I love it!
Erika Hudson says
All the rides were great. Almost threw up! Great snacks too!
I moved to Atlanta as an adult but going to the fair was a must-do in those early years. So much fun with my best friend!
Ebony Hudson says
Love risking my life on rides, and the food is hella good.
Ebony Jackson says
I can’t remember the name of the ride but I tricked my little cousin by telling her it didn’t go upside down and I knew that it absolutely did! She was so scared and wouldn’t open her eyes until it was over…still something we laugh about to this day!
Terri Holland says
Have never been to this fair. Would love to go!
Our daughter was absolutely amazed with the huge slide, ferris wheel & carousel during her first time at the fair. We truly enjoy making fun memories on this journey called LIFE.
Driving by it the first time and not knowing whether it was real or for a movie set 😅
Lance Bilbrew says
My memories of going to fairs include fun rides and funnel cakes!
Would Love to take all my 5 kids to the fair !!! 🎢🎟🎡🎠
Having a fun time with all the rides and food !!!
Vannesa C says
We love coming to the fair when they all start opening up. My son and daughter!!
D Savage says
We’ve never been and would love to make memories there!
Lea T says
My husband and I are new(ish) to Atlanta and have been doing so many cool things that we have learned about from this newsletter- and looking forward to checking out the fair!
Rani Tilva says
The fun slide!
Adrian Contreras says
This wasn’t at the Atlanta Fair, but the one in Columbia. It was both of my daughters first time at a fair, and they absolutely loved it. We were on the tea cups, and my oldest daughter wanted us to go faster. So we did, but I look over at my younger daughter and she’s leaned back against me and can’t move yelling at us to go faster. I’m hoping to go to the Atlanta fair so they can enjoy it here too.