Don't Miss Greater Gulf State Fair 2019

Come to Mobile for the 65th annual return of Alabama's largest state fair, Greater Gulf State Fair 2019: October 25th through November 3rd, 2019! If you've never experienced the annual Greater Gulf State Fair in Mobile, AL, you're truly missing out. The 65 year-old event is pretty young, as state fairs go - but it certainly isn't small! The fair transforms Mobile's The Grounds into a small city for a full 10 days, drawing more than 100,000 people. Mobile's Greater Gulf State Fair is a real state fair, as such, it offers all the classic attraction you'd expect at such an event - and then some!

Greater Gulf State Fair Attractions

The annual Rodeo at the fair is always a big draw. This year's rodeo is scheduled for 6pm on ​October 25th and 26th. You'll see bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and more. The action and excitement of the rodeo never fails to fill up the arena grandstand. Another traditional aspect of the fair is the annual Agriculture and Livestock Show found in the Grounds' barn. Come get an up close and personal look at the farm side of the farm-to table movement. 2,000-lb. cattle, award-winning hogs, hand-raised chickens, and much more. If you like amusement rides, you'll love the Greater Gulf State Fair Midway. The fair has some of the biggest and best new and classic adult amusement rides. The kiddos have their own section, so you can enjoy all the thrill you can stomach. Right on! Speaking of your stomach, it will enjoy itself, as well. The fair Chomping Grounds feature 20 different local food vendors offering up one of the widest selections of amazing food options you'll ever see. Everything from hot dogs and bbq turkey legs to gator on a stick and rattlesnake sausage. If shopping is more your speed than amusement rides and rodeos, don't despair. The fair is also home to the annual Marketplace, where you'll find a wide selection of both unique handmade crafts and retail items. Browse the diverse offerings and maybe even get some early holiday shopping done!

Entertainment at the Fair

Greater Gulf State Fair 2019 also includes tons of entertainment. From live bands and stage shows to wandering performers, you have to really work hard to get bored at the fair! If you're a fan of beautiful horses and breathtaking stunts, you do not want to miss the Equestrian Chaos stunt troupe. Pirates of the Sky will also stun you with their tales of fortune and gold - acted out from atop an 80 foot mast! Concerts at this year's fair include the Marshall Tucker Band on Sunday, October 27th and LANCO on Saturday, November 2nd. Looking for a challenge? This year's fair offers both the 2.51k FUN-nel Cake Run and a Corn Dog Eating Championship. Do you have what it takes? Now you can find out! Kids will find lots to keep them entertained, too. Kids Land features all the rides and games they'll need to have fun. They also have their own shows to attend, like the KidBuck$ Game Show, BizKidz Children's Business Fair, and the wandering Cowboy Circus of the midway!

Greater Gulf State Fair 2019

October 25th through November 3rd, 2019 The Grounds - 1035 Cody Road North – Mobile, AL 36608 Visit the fair website for tickets and more information. You can also find the fair on Facebook.

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