Benton Franklin Fair

Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo: What you need to know

If you’re heading to the fair and rodeo Thursday, Friday or Saturday, here’s what you need to know before you go.

Fair hours are 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 27-28 and 9 a.m.-midnight Aug. 29. Tickets cost $13 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 6-12 and seniors 65 and up.

Carnival wristbands are $33. The mainstage concert is $15 for reserved seats but free with general admission to the fair at the Benton County fairgrounds in Kennewick.

Parking costs $8 daily and $32 for a season pass.

Ben Franklin Transit shuttle buses leave from Kamiakin High School and Lampson Stadium in Kennewick, the TRAC facility and the 22nd Avenue Transit Center in Pasco, and Richland’s Knight Street Transit Center and the Tulip Lane Park & Ride each hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and every half-hour from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m.

They’ll depart the fairgrounds hourly starting at 9:30 a.m. and every half-hour starting at 5:30 p.m. The last bus leaves at midnight.

Dial-A-Ride is available from 9 a.m. to midnight. One-day advance reservations are required by calling 509-735-0160.

Cost is $1.50 each way, or $4 for a family of up to five. A rate of 75 cents each way is available for seniors and the disabled with a transit ID card. A fair-bus combo ticket is $13 for adults and $7 for seniors and kids.

Thursday, Aug. 27

•  6 a.m-6:30 p.m 4-H, FFA & Open Class Events



•  10 a.m-6 p.m Kid’s Zone: Barnyard Adventures/Puzzlemania



•  11 a.m, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Kid’s Zone: Pedal Tractor Pull



•  11:45 a.m National Anthem performed by Yvonne Carrick



•  Noon-11:55 p.m Carnival



•  Noon-9 p.m Tri-City Herald community stage showcases



•  4 p.m Animal Costume Parade



•  6:30-9:30 p.m Wine Garden: John Dunnigan



•  7 p.m Mutton Bustin’



• 7-10 p.m The Horse Heaven Round-Up



• 8 p.m British Export



Friday, Aug. 28

• 7 a.m-6:30 p.m 4-H, FFA & Open Class Events



• 10 a.m-6 p.m Kid’s Zone: Puzzlemania



• 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Kid’s Zone: Pedal Tractor Pull



• 11:45 a.m National Anthem performed by Rylee Hoburg



• Noon-11:55 p.m Carnival



• 1-10 p.m Tri-City Herald community stage showcases



• 7 p.m Mutton Bustin’



• 7-10 p.m Wine Garden: Benson Brooks



•  7-10 p.m The Horse Heaven Round-Up



• 8 p.m Gary Allan



Saturday, Aug. 29

• 7 a.m-6 p.m 4-H, FFA & Open Class Events



• 9 a.m-2 p.m BBQ Cook-Off



• 10 a.m -6 p.m Kid’s Zone: Puzzlemania



• 10 a.m National Anthem performed by Michelle Fickle



• 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Kid’s Zone: Pedal Tractor Pull



• Noon-11:55 p.m Carnival



• Noon-10 p.m Tri-City Herald community stage showcases



• 1 p.m Sabrina Carpenter



• 7 p.m Mutton Bustin’



• 7-10 p.m Horse Heaven Round-Up



• 7:30-10:30 p.m Wine Garden Entertainment: John Dunnigan



• 8 p.m The Marshall Tucker Band



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