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When is the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo?

Aug. 22-26 in 2017. The fair is held the third full week of August. Labor Day is always the next weekend following the fair.

How much does it cost?

General Admission: Adults $12 prior to August 22, $14 thereafter; Youth (ages 6-12) $5; Senior (65 & over) $5. Reserved seats can be purchased for demolition derby, concerts, and rodeo. Free general admission seats are available for concerts and rodeo on a first come first serve basis. Daily Parking is $10.

Why should I take Ben Franklin Transit?

Ben Franklin Transit offers an easy and affordable way for fair-goers to get to the Fair. The simplicity of the Bus Combo Ticket allows you to purchase your admission and bus fare all in one ticket. Best of all, taking transit removes the hassle of parking; you are dropped off right at the West Gate.

How do I get involved in the Fair?

Persons interested in volunteering please complete the Volunteer Application located in the "Get Involved" section of this site.

Persons interested in becoming a Superintendent please contact Shannon Olsen, shannon@bentonfranklinfair.com.

If you are interested in Exhibiting at the Fair please go to the "Exhibitors" section under "Get Involved" for more information.

Participant applications for the BBQ Cook-Off, Grand Parade and Community Stages can be found in the "Event Schedule" section.

If you have further questions please contact the Fair Office at 509-222-3749 or info@bentonfranklinfair.com.

How do I rent space at the Benton County Fairgrounds?

The Benton County Fairgrounds is managed by Benton County. If you are interested in renting the buildings or greens, please call 509-222-3751.

How do I request a donation from the Benton Franklin Fair Association?

The Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo is proud to assist organizations in the community with their fund-raising efforts in many ways. Some groups raise money by working for the fair, and others sell some of our favorite fair-time foods as a means to fund their good works. Many other organization request donations throughout the year in support of their causes. And while we wish we could fulfill all the requests, that's just not possible. Our priority is to help organizations involved in the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo. Please complete the Donation Request form to have your donation request considered.

How do I leave comments?

Comments can be mailed to the Fair Office at 1500 S. Oak Street Kennewick, WA 99337 or submitted via email to info@bentonfranklinfair.com.

How do I find the Fair Office?

The Fair Office is located at the Benton County Fairgrounds just inside the Main Gate to the left. It is a small red building with white trim next to the row of conifer trees.

How do I enter my child in Mutton Bustin'?

Mutton Bustin sign ups are August 1 at 8 a.m. at the Fair Office. You may come in to the office or call at 509-222-3749. Registration fees are due at time of sign-up. Spaces fill quickly and are taken on a first come basis. Registration fee is $20.00 per child.
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