The Capital Fair
August 18th to 27th, 2017
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Getting to the Fair

 

Directions

 

Can I park at the Capital Fair?

There are 6 parking lots at the Fairgrounds. Our lots are managed by the autistic families group "Kids Come 1st".  Please have a (minimum) $5 donation ready and you will receive a $10 free slot play at the OLG Slots Casino and a free hand car wash, courtesy of Southbank Dodge Chrysler Jeep.

 

Where can I park my bicycle at the Capital Fair?

Parking for bicycles is available at the front gate of the Fair.

 

Admission to the Fair

 

What time do the grounds open/close?

See hours of operation (select menu option above)

 

What time does the Midway open/close?

See daily schedules (select menu option above)

 

Are children 12 and under admitted free?

Gate admission is FREE so everyone can come to the Fair.

 

Does the Fair allow re-entry into the park?

Yes.  Gate admission is free to all during regular Fair hours.

 

Are we allowed to bring our cameras into the Fair?

Yes.  Please consult Guest Policies for full details.

 

Are we allowed to bring food or beverage into the Fair?

Yes.  There is also a wide variety of food vendors  on the Fairgrounds.

 

Are pets and animals allowed inside the Fair?

No.  Only service animals or Canine Watersport dogs are admissible.

 

Are credit cards and INTERAC available at the Fair?

Each vendor has their own policies regarding acceptable methods of payment.  There are ATM machines available on site.

 

Do you offer any discounted group rates?

Custom corporate picnic can be created for groups of 150+.  Contact the Main Office at 613-741-FAIR for full details.

 

When is the best time to visit the Fair?

Almost anytime.  The grounds close at 11:00pm so we recommend arriving prior to 10:00pm.

 

What am I NOT ALLOWED to bring into the Fair?

Pets, weapons, offensive clothing, alcohol, smoking products, illegal drugs and any other item considered to not be appropriate for a family-oriented atmosphere.

 

Guest services at the Fair

 

Do you have disabled washrooms and where are they located?

 We have numerous wheelchair accessible portable toilets stationed all around the Fair.

 

Is there a smoking area while visiting the Fair?

Smoking is only permitted in our parking lots.

 

Do you provide baby change areas?

Yes, courtesy of the Old Co-op our facility is at the front of the Fairgrounds in the north-east corner of the Midway.

 

Where are the ATM cash machines?

An ATM will be stationed at the front gate and at the top of the hill, heading down to the Kids Big Tent.

 

How do I find something I’ve lost at the Fair?

Lost items are brought to the Fair Site Office in the large trailer at the front of the Fairgrounds.

 

Are we allowed to bring our cameras into the Fair?

Yes.  See Guest Policies

 

Are we allowed to bring food or beverage into the Fair?

Yes.  See Guest Policies

 

Are pets and animals allowed inside the Fair?

No.  Only service animals or Canine Watersport dogs are admissible.

 

Are credit cards and INTERAC available at the Fair?

Each vendor has their own policies regarding acceptable methods of payment.  There are ATM machines available on site.

 

Do you offer any discounted group rates?

Yes.  See Discounts and Deals

 

Does the Fair allow re-entry into the park?

Yes.  Gate admission is free to all during regular Fair hours so re-entry is never an issue.

 

What ride and/or attraction restrictions are there in the park?

See Midway Ride Safety restrictions.

 

I need to accompany my small children on some rides. Do I need to purchase a full ride pass to be able to accompany them on rides?

Yes.  Everyone that would like to ride will need a bracelet or sufficient coupons.

 

What mobility items are available for rental at the Fair?

Scooter or wheelchair rentals are NOT available.  We recommend you make arrangements prior to attending.

 

Do you offer paging or announcements at the Fair?

No, our grounds are not equipped with a public announcement system.

 

Are public telephones available at the Fair?

Public telephones are available in the adjacent casino/racetrack clubhouse but not on the Fairgrounds.

 

Are there any discounts or deals at the Fair?

See Discounts and Deals.

 

Will all rides or attractions be operating?

All available rides or attractions will be operating unless safety maintenance is required.

 

Where can I eat at the Fair?

There are lots of picnic tables to relax at while enjoying over 20 different and interesting food vendors on our grounds.  Pick your favorite.

 

What kind of entertainment and shows are available at the Fair?

OLG Slots Casino presents our Center Stage, featuring daily live entertainment including bands, a hypnotist, a circus magic show and more.

 

The Kids Big Tent area features a Dog Stunt Show, Doo Doo the Clown's Dance Party, the Museum of Agriculture's educational demonstrations, a backyard critter display and food preparation demos.

 

At the back of the Fair will be the Canine Waterport show, the Monster Truck rides, three Monster Truck Shows, a Demolition Derby and diversions of all kinds.

 

Can I buy tickets in advance?

We have discount tickets for our midway and monster trucks shows

 Midway discount ride all day bracelets (expires Thursday, August 18th, 11:59pm)

 Monster Truck Shows (Saturday, Aug 20th 1:00pm,  Saturday, Aug 20th  5:00pm and Sunday, Aug 21st  1:00pm)

 

What are the dates and hours for the Casino?

The Casino will open 24/7 during the Fair

 

What time do the grounds open/close?

Hours of operation

 

What time does the Midway open/close?

 See daily schedules

 

When will midway bracelets be available to purchase?

 Bracelets are now available for purchase in advance of the Capital Fair opening online or at any Quickie Convenience Store in early July.

 

Are there any other discount midway deals?

Zombie Night discounted midway bracelets are only available at the gates for $25 on Tuesday, August 23rd and only available to Zombies in makeup/costume.

 

What forms of payment can I use to purchase tickets at the gate?

Visa, MasterCard, Interac and cash are accepted forms of payment when purchasing tickets at the gate. All charges will be made in Canadian funds.

 

Is it possible to purchase tickets online?

Yes. Capital Fair tickets are now available online at a discount before Opening Day and at regular prices during the fair. Please click here to purchase your Midway tickets online or here for Monster Truck Shows

 

What is the Capital Fair’s weather policy?

With a variety of tented and outdoor activities taking place during the 10 days of the fair, the Capital Fair operates rain or shine. Some outdoor attractions or shows may be postponed or canceled in the event of an electrical storm for the safety of both our performers and visitors.

 

 

Enjoying your day at the Fair

 

Do you provide baby change areas?

Yes, courtesy of the Old Co-op our facility is at the front of the Fairgrounds in the north-east corner of the Midway.

 

Are we allowed to bring our cameras into the Fair?

Yes.  See Guest Policies

 

Are we allowed to bring food or beverage into the Fair?

 Yes.  See Guest Policies

 

Do you allow pets and animals inside the Fair?

No. See Guest Policies

 

What is the best way to dress for a day at The Fair?

The Fair is a casual, family-oriented environment. We suggest you dress comfortably, wear good walking shoes and check the local weather report before you leave for the Fair.

 

It is an important part of the Fair experience that the Parks are family-friendly. In that spirit, we ask you to use your discretion and common sense regarding your attire in the Fair. Attire that is not appropriate for the Fair (and which may result in refusal of admittance) includes, but is not limited to: Clothing generally considered offensive or clothing with inappropriate words, phrases and/or graphics. For your safety, shirts and shoes must be worn at all times, including entering and leaving the Fair.

 

What ride and/or attraction restrictions are there in the park?

 See Midway Safety ride restrictions.

 

I need to accompany my small children on some rides. Do I need to purchase a full ride pass to be able to accompany them on rides?

Yes.  Everyone that would like to ride will need a bracelet or sufficient coupons.

 

Do you offer paging or announcements at the Fair?

 No, our grounds are not equipped with a public announcement system.

 

Are public telephones available at the Fair?

 Public telephones are available in the adjacent casino/clubhouse but not on the Fairgrounds.

 

Where can I go to eat at the Fair?

 We will have over 20 different and interesting food vendors on our grounds.  Pick your favorite.

 

What kind of entertainment and shows are available at the Fair?

OLG Slots Casino presents our Center Stage, featuring daily FREE live entertainment including bands, a hypnotist, a circus magic show and more.

 

The Kids Big Tent area features a Dog Stunt Show, Doo Doo the Clown's Dance Party, the Museum of Agriculture's educational demonstrations, a backyard critter display and food preparation demos.

 

 At the back of the Fair will be the Canine Watersport show, the Monster Truck rides, three Monster Truck Shows, a Demolition Derby and diversions of all kinds.

 

Where can I find out what is going on at the Capital Fair right now?

There will be daily schedules available at the ticket boxes when you pick up your midway tickets.  You can check capitalfair.ca for daily schedules and feature.

 

 

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Discounts and Deals

 

Prior to the Fair opening, all-day midway discount bracelets sell for $19.95+HST online or at all Quickie Convenience Stores.  This discount offer expires on Thursday, August 18th at 11:59pm.  Regular bracelets at the Fair are $38.00 so we highly recommend purchasing the discounted bracelets while they are available.

 

Are children 12 and under free this year?

Gate admission is FREE for EVERYONE.

 

Do you offer any discounted group rates?

Yes.  See Guest Policies

 

I don't like to buy online.  Can I still get discount tickets to the Fair?

Prior to the Fair opening, all day midway discount bracelets sell for $19.95+HST online or at all Quickie Convenience Stores.  This discount offer expires on Thursday, August 18th at 11:59pm.  Regular bracelets at the Fair will cost $38.00 so we highly recommend purchasing the discounted bracelets while they last.

 

Is it possible to purchase tickets online?

Yes,  Discount advanced sale tickets are available up to Thursday, August 18th at 1:59pm

Midway discount ride all day bracelets

 

When will midway bracelets be available to purchase?

 Bracelets are now available for purchase in advance of the Capital Fair opening online or at any Quickie Convenience Store at the beginning of July.

 

What forms of payment can I use to purchase tickets at the gate?

 Visa, MasterCard, Interac and cash are accepted forms of payment when purchasing tickets at the gate. All charges will be made in Canadian funds.

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