2017 Atlanta Fair: What To Know Before You Go

Just in time for Spring’s warm weather, the annual Atlanta Fair just returned to the Turner Field Gray lot. For 2017, you can enjoy the fair through April 2nd. Our family received complimentary admission to enjoy the fair and share our experience with you. Here’s what you need to know before you go to the 2017 Atlanta Fair.

2017 Atlanta Fair

Buy  Tickets Online

If you’d like to save time waiting in line, purchase you admission tickets and unlimited ride armbands on the AltantaFair.com pricing page.

Consider purchasing an unlimited arm band so your family can ride without worrying about buying enough ride tickets. But keep in mind there are hourly restrictions on using them. Ex. Use the armbands Monday – Friday  5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Not sold after 9 pm);  Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.  (Not sold after 5 pm).

Bring Cash

Parking around the Atlanta Fair (Turner Field and Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW) must be paid in cash. Another alternative is to take a ride share like Uber or MARTA to the fairgrounds.

Would you like to eat fair food while you’re there? Your visit to the concession stand will go a lot smoother if you have cash on hand.

There are ATM’s at the fairgrounds entrance, but remember anytime you use a machine that’s not from your bank there are additional fees.

Dress Warmly

It was an overcast, borderline drizzling Saturday when my family visited that Atlanta Fair.

I made sure A.J. wore his jacket with a hood and I did too. I felt like it was going to downpour at any moment, but it didn’t.

I was recovering from bronchitis when we visited so I stayed bundled up and away from the camera with my runny nose. A.J. was just as camera-ready as usual.

A.J. at Atlanta Fair


We took a chilly ride on the Fun Slide and I captured a short video of our experience.

Atlanta Fair Fun Slide
Source: Atlanta Fair


Parental Escort Policy

Don’t drop off your children at the 2017 Atlanta Fair and think you can take a break from parenting.

On Friday and Saturday weekends, children under 16 must be with  an adult 21 years or older on Friday and Saturday evenings. For every four youth, there must be at least one adult.

 Antoine & A.J. at the Atlanta Fair

Special Events

Aside from the typical fair rides like bumper cars and the ferris wheel, there are special event days at the 2017 Atlanta Fair.

  • LEGO® Day is Saturday, March 25 – Visit the “visit the LEGO® Day booth to participate in build contests, LEGO® character visits, photo opportunities and more!” If you’re an annual pass holder for LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta admission is FREE from 1-5 p.m. as long as you bring proof of your membership.
  • Reading for Rides Day is Sunday, March 26 – In an effort to encourage literacy, bring a completed book report and get FREE admission and a few surprises. Get information on the Reading for Rides Day at AtlantaFair.com.
  • International Fair Day us Sunday, March 26 – Celebrate diverse cultures, sample food and fun.

Comment below: What’s your favorite memory from the Atlanta Fair? What’s your favorite part of fair season?

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About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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