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Children 11 and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult.

**General Admission tickets include entrance to the Main Stage Entertainment, the Museum Stage Events, and the Appalachian Arena.  Additional tickets are required to ride Midway rides and to acquire a reserved assigned seat for the Main Stage Concerts.**


RESERVED SEATS FOR ALL CONCERTS WILL BE $15 PER SEAT! And require the purchase of a General Admission ticket as well.

Season Passes: 6-Day ($50)

& 3-Day ($25)

full-week Parking Passes ($20)

available through the Ticket Office.

Senior Day: (60 and over) Thursday, August 24 ($5)

School Day: Tuesday, August 22: All students in grades K-12 will be admitted FREE until 5pm

Special Needs Day: Wednesday, August 23 (Special Needs Groups may call for more info)

TN Family Community Education Club Members: Thursday, August 24 will be admitted FREE

from 3-5pm with a valid FCE Card.

Saturday Special:  FREE admission for ALL from 10am-11am Saturday, August 26!

**NO RETURN ADMISSIONS will be issued. 

Once you have exited the Fairgrounds you WILL BE required to purchase a ticket to re-enter. There are NO hand stamps!! 

Do not leave anything in your car that you might need while at the fair.  You will have to pay to re-enter if you go to your car.


**NO Rain Checks will be issued for gate or reserved seat ticket purchases.

James H. Drew Exposition

2023 Midway Specials!!

-Monday, August 21 – Unlimited Rides for $20 each

-Tuesday, August 22 – Unlimited Rides for $20 each

-Wednesday, August 23 – Unlimited Rides for $20 each

-Thursday, August 24 – Unlimited Rides for $20 each

-Friday, August 25 – Unlimited Rides for $25 each

-Saturday, August 26 – 10am-11am – Free Rides

11am-Closing – Unlimited Rides for $30

or call 423.477.1420

Advance Ticket Sales ~ Things to know!

* Cash & Credit Cards are the only acceptable forms of payment.

* Discounted Midway Ride Tickets will be available for $12 per sheet of 21 tickets. This is a great opportunity to get discounted tickets if you just want to ride a couple of rides ~ maybe after the concert!

* We DO NOT have backstage passes available.  Those are granted only by the artists' managers, and will be extremely limited due to health concerns and the safety of the artists and their crew.

Information for Handicap access!

* A limited number of Wheelchair access Reserved Seat tickets are only available in the Box Office.  They will not be available online.  If you are not able to come to the Box Office to purchase these tickets, you may call the office to find out how to acquire these seats.

*Handicap parking is available outside of Gate 5 for individuals with a Handicap tag or officially issued state sticker or hang tag.  There is a small paved area for unloading when needed.  Vehicles are NOT allowed on the fair grounds or past the fair gates for handicap purposes, due to safety concerns for all of our guests and attendees.

*Wheelchairs or Scooters are not available for rent at the fair.  You must provide if needed.  The grounds are not level and do require maneuvering up and down inclines to access most of the grounds.

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