Yes, to enter the fair grounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday gate admission in the form of a wrist band will be required. One wrist band will gain you access to the fair grounds for the entire weekend. Please note this does not get you rides on the midway, bouncy castles or helicopter. This gate admission only allows you entrance to the fair grounds. If you lose it, or take off your wrist band it will be considered null and void. No refunds, no replacements.
- $5/person 6 years and over
- children under 5 are free
Gate 1 and 2 – you can purchase wrist bands the day of the festival, See map below for where Gate 1 & 2 are located.
Or you can pre-purchase your wrist band at any of these great locations during their open hours
- MCCC, – Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
- Morinville Sports – open 7 days a week. Please see their facebook page for complete times
- Hunters Print & Copy. – Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Why a gate admission?
Due to the economic situation and the rising costs of hosting the festival our only option was a gated entrance fee to help absorb the costs. To keep the cost low enough for the community the wristbands are one price for the entire weekend, but must be worn at all times. If you lose it or it rips off you will need to purchase a new one. Most activities during the weekend happen within the gated portion of the festival and your gate admission will gain you access to all of those activities. Show n Shine, Parade and (Helicopter Tours – fee applies) are not within the gated admission area and a wristband is not needed.