Frequently Asked Questions
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The Capital Fair takes its direction from Ottawa Public Health. Please refer to OPH as often as necessary
No, we cannot allow in and out privileges. Please ensure to bring everything you may need such as a sweatshirt for those cool evenings.
Bracelets will go on sale July 15th online or at any Quickie Convenience Store until Thursday, August 11th @ 11:59pm.
Midway all-day discount bracelets sell for $31.00 plus HST online, at the Hard Rock’s Rock Shop or at all Quickie Convenience Stores, prior to opening day. This discount offer expires on Thursday, August 11th at 11:59pm. Regular bracelets at the Fair are $45.00 including HST, so we highly recommend purchasing the discounted bracelets while they are available
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.
See Midway Ride Safety restrictions here.
All available rides or attractions will be operating unless weather dictates otherwise or safety maintenance is required.
Outside food and beverages, pets, weapons, offensive clothing, alcohol, smoking products, illegal drugs and any other items considered to not be appropriate for a family-oriented atmosphere.
No. Only service animals or performer’s dogs are admissible. Service dogs may be asked for certification documents at the Front Gate to gain entry, that may be refused at gate security’s complete discretion.
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. The fair is not responsible for any schedule changes due to inclement weather.
There will be daily schedules available at the midway’s Guest Services Booth when you pick up your midway tickets, or you can check capitalfair.ca for daily schedules and features.
No. Our no food or drink policy is in place for security purposes and to respect our food vendors.
Gate admission is $10.00 per person. Children under 36″ are free. Please note: Midway bracelets/coupons are sold separately.
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 entry) 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.
The Community Stage features daily live entertainment including great local bands.
The Kids Big Tent area features Doo Doo the Clown’s Dance Party, Princess and animal shows.
The Agricultural Pavilion offers the Museum of Agriculture’s educational demonstrations and Canadian Heritage Breed livestock. The Fairgrounds feature our Laughing Loggers Lumberjack show, the Ultimutt Stunt Dog show, our Demolition Derby, Horse shows, the Birds of Prey show and other diversions of all kinds.
We recommend you have a look at our Attractions page!
Scooter or wheelchair rentals are NOT available. We recommend you make arrangements with a third party provider, prior to attending.
We will have lots of different and interesting food vendors on our grounds. Pick your favorite.
Lost items are brought to the Fair Site Office at the front of the Fairgrounds or contact 613-FAIR (613-741-3247) or use our Lost & Found form.
Yes, Our Baby Change facility is near the Kids BIG Tent.
Smoking is only permitted in our parking lots. City of Ottawa By-laws will be enforced.
We have numerous wheelchair accessible portable toilets stationed all around the Fair.
Credit and debit cards are accepted at the Front Gate. Each vendor has their own policies regarding acceptable methods of payment. There are ATM machines available on site.
Public telephones are available in the adjacent casino/clubhouse but not on the Fairgrounds.
No, our grounds are not equipped with a public announcement system. We can, however, contact all of our Directors on the fairgrounds.
There are steel barricades for parking bicycles beside the Front Gate.
There is plenty of parking at the Fairgrounds for only $5.00.
The Casino will be open 24/7 during the Fair.
Monday-Thursday: 1pm – 11pm
Friday: 1pm – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm