General Fair Admission - FREE!

The Shippensburg Community Fair is proud to be one of the few fairs in Pennsylvania that continues to offer free admission to its visitors.  We strongly feel that anyone should be able to walk into the Fair and enjoy the many of the festivities without having to pay an admission fee.


Parking Fee - $5.00

Although walk-in admission is free, there is a $5.00 per vehicle parking fee for those who park on the fairgrounds.  We highly encourage all Fair visitors to do so, as this is one of the Fair's main sources of revenue - it allows the community to continue supporting their annual fair!

During the Fair, guests should enter the fairgrounds through the following gates:

  • General Visitor Parking - Enter through Gate 1, 4, 6, 7 or 10.

  • Dairy or Livestock Exhibitors - Enter through Gate 1.

  • Tractor Pull & Horse Show Guests - Enter through Gate 10.

  • Tractor Pull & Horse Show Participants - Enter through Gate 9.

Visitor Parking Map

Visitor Parking Map

Weekly Parking Tickets - $15

For those who visit the Fair several times per week, we offer a weekly parking ticket for $15.  This ticket allows you to park on the fairgrounds each evening, plus during the morning/afternoon activities on Wednesday and Saturday.  Parking tickets are available for purchase at our entrance gates, and prior to the Fair at the following local businesses:

Kathy's Deli
891 W. King Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Robert T. Henry Pharmacy
54 E. King Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Or, purchase your weekly parking ticket online and have it mailed to you!

Lunch Guests

Many food vendors are open for lunch during Fair Week, even though most Fair activities don't begin until 4 PM.  Guests wishing to patronize the food vendors during lunch may do so without paying for parking on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  The Fair operates all day on Wednesday and Saturday, so the normal parking fees apply.

Handicap Parking

For the convenience of our guests, the Shippensburg Community Fair has a paved handicap parking area available to those with handicap placards or tags.  This parking lot consists of over 100 spaces and is located only several feet from the beginning of the midway (behind Home Products Building #2).  Guests with disabilities should enter through Gate 1 at the Locust Street underpass and follow the signs to the Handicap parking area.

Special handicap parking is also available above the stage area for guests wishing to have easy access to stage shows.  As with the main paved lot, a handicap placard or tag is required for admission and parking spaces are first-come, first-served.  Guests should enter through Gate 1 and follow the back road up to the rear stage entrance.

Handicap Parking Map

Handicap Parking Map

Any guest accessibility questions or concerns may be directed to the Shippensburg Community Fair Office by calling (717) 532-8911 or emailing