FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOURS OF OPERATION

 

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)

 

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 are the dates and hours for the Casino?

The Casino will be open 24/7 during the Fair

 

PARKING

 

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.

 

Where can I park my bicycle at the Capital Fair?

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

 

CUSTOMER SERVICES

 

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.

 

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 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?

City of Ottawa By-laws will be enforced.  Smoking is only permitted in our parking lots.

 

Do you provide baby change areas?

Yes, Our Baby Change facility is across from the Kids BIG Tent.

 

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

Lost items are brought to the Fair Site Office at the front of the Fairgrounds or contact 613-FAIR (613-741-3247)

 

Where can I get something to eat at the Fair?

We will have lots of different and interesting food vendors on our grounds.  Pick your favorite.

 

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.

 

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

RCEC Slots Casino presents our LIVE! Stage, featuring daily live entertainment including great local bands.

The Kids Big Tent area features a Dog Stunt Show, Doo Doo's Kids Dance Party, a backyard critter show and the Birds of Prey show.

The Agricultural Pavilion offers the Museum of Agriculture's educational demonstrations and food preparation demos.

The Fairgrounds feature our Dogs show, the Demolition Derby, Horse shows and multiple diversions of all kinds.

 

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 park is 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 (and for which you may be refused admittance) includes, but is not limited to: clothing generally considered offensive or clothing with inappropriate words, phrases and/or graphics.

For your safety we strongly suggest shirts and shoes be worn at all times.

 

ENTRY FAQs

 

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

No. Outside food and beverages are not permitted into the Fairgrounds.

 

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

There will be daily schedules available at Guest Services when you pick up your midway tickets or you can check capitalfair.ca for daily schedules and feature.

 

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.

 

Are we allowed to bring our cameras into the Fair?

Yes.  Please consult Guest Policies for full details.

 

Are pets and animals allowed inside the Fair?

No.  Only service animals or performance dogs are admissible.

 

What am I NOT ALLOWED to bring into the Fair?

Outside food and beverages is not permitted on the Fairgrounds.  Pets, weapons, offensive clothing, alcohol, smoking products, illegal drugs and any other item considered to not be appropriate for a family-oriented atmosphere.

 

MIDWAY FAQs

 

Will all rides or attractions be operating?

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

 

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.

 

DISCOUNTS AND DEALS

 

Are there any midway or gate admission deals?

Midway all-day discount bracelets sell for $21.99+HST online or at all Quickie Convenience Stores, prior to opening day.  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.

 

We suggest watching the Fair website for special deals.  There are some deals in the works.

 

When will midway bracelets be available to purchase?

Bracelets will go on sale July 2nd, online or at any Quickie Convenience Store until Thursday, August 16th @ 11:59pm

 

The Gloucester Agricultural Society

Office : 613-741-3247   Fax: 613-744-2672

HOME OFFICE:  2149 Hubbard Crescent, Ottawa ON K1J 6L3

FAIRGROUNDS: Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre

                           4837 Albion Road, Ottawa ON  K1X 1A3

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