Happening Now: Big Ol’ Ballpark Fair

Big Ol' Ballpark Fair

Hit fun out of the park at the Big Ol’ Ballpark Fair—happening now! It arrived in nearby Madison, AL on April 8—and it will only stay in town for the next few days. So, head over to the Toyota Field parking lot, now through April 18, for a fairground experience you won’t forget.

What is the Big Ol’ Ballpark Fair?

You can thank the Rocket City Trash Pandas, our local Double-A Minor League Baseball affiliate, and Kissel Entertainment for bringing the excitement to the city. Together, they make the Big Ol’ Ballpark Fair possible. This year also marks the second incarnation of the event!

What can I do at the Fair?

The Toyota Field parking lot is located at 500 Trash Panda Way in Madison. Features of the fair include:

  • Go on 30 thirty different rides;
  • Take in one of the three daily shows;
  • Imbibe with beer or wine, provided they’re over 21;
  • Pick out Trash Panda team merch;
  • Eat delicious fair food, like fried Twinkies, funnel cakes, and Philly cheesesteak nachos;
  • Play games;
  • And more.

The gates open at 4 p.m. on weekdays and a little earlier at 1 p.m. on weekends. See you there!

Ticket Information

Don’t forget about your tickets! They cost $8 per person on Monday through Thursday. On Friday to Sunday, tickets cost $10. All visitors aged 5 and younger are welcome to attend for free. You can also advance purchase all-day, all-inclusive wristbands for $28 on Monday through Thursday and for $35 Friday through Sunday.

Pro tip: Tickets cost an extra $5 at the gate—so purchase them online instead.

Safety Reminders

At the Big Ol’ Ball Park Fair, event runners will carefully follow CDC guidelines. They will take precautions like limiting ride capacities and sanitizing rides. Please note that all visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing. Thank you in advance for keeping everyone safe!


After an interesting year, we’re happy to welcome spring fun back onto the calendar. From mouthwatering food, to exciting rides, to those classic carnival games—we want to try them all. So, make the most of the season at the Big Ol’ Ballpark Fair.

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