How do I contact the Central Panhandle Fair in Bay County Florida? You may always contact us by calling the Fair Manager at 850-769-2645 or by email at [email protected]. Is there in building rental space available currently? Yes, we have 4 sections of the main building ready to meet your rental needs (Carr Hall, Exhibition Hall, Farmers Market and Legion Hall). Please contact the Fair Manager after reviewing the website information on each space option. What are the Rental building (with Heat and A/C) space options?
Carr Hall 35 feet by 80 feet 2800 square feet
Exhibit Hall 38 feet by 211 feet 8,018 square feet
Farmers Market 50 feet by 161 feet 8,050 square feet
Legion Hall 33 feet by 94 feet 3102 square feet
Are Table and Chairs Available to rent? Yes, please contact the Fair Manager to discuss your needs or review and select your needs on the Fair rental application located on this website. Do you need information about the local American Legion Post #66? Yes, please contact our Fair Manager who can provide information about how to reach or join W.C Cooper, Sr. Post # 66 DAV 17. Typically, meetings occur the second Thursday each month (7:00PM) at the Fairgrounds located at 2230 East Highway 98. The mailing address is PO Box 35007 Panama City Florida 32412. The DAV also meets the second Monday of each month at this same location and at the same time. What do I need to do if special needs guests are attending a rental space Function? Please contact the Fair Manager to discuss your needs. In general, all Facilities are accessible. We are dedicated to continually improve our Fairground areas to ensure you have access. The Fair Manager welcomes and encourages all  written suggestions or feedback. The following explains the services provided. For any accessibility-related questions and/or needs please call or email us and we will do our best to help you have an awesome experience!
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: The venue is navigable for people with mobility disabilities. There are accessible pathways connected throughout the venue including parking, entrances and all other activity areas.
  • Parking:  Please follow signage or ask staff upon entering the Fairgrounds how to access parking.
  • Service Animals: Persons with disabilities and their service dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome at the Fairgrounds, as are those training service dogs. Pets or Emotional Support animals are not allowed and will be turned away.
  • Animals: Any animal whose task is to provide protection, emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship, is not considered a service animal and will not be allowed on the Fairground or into a venue.
  • Visual Accommodations: If you would like a guided tour, please contact the Fair Manager no later than a week before an event begins. Any other request for visual assistance, please let the fair manager know two weeks in advance.
  • Effective Communication Requests: If any attendee(s) requires effective communication in the form of an ASL Interpreter or closed captioning, please contact us the Fair Manager for options. Fairground Vendors may also provide devices to assist.
Does the Central Panhandle Fair in Bay County follow Public Health Guidelines? We follow and encourage all Vendors or Patrons to follow current CDC Public Health Safety guidelines or any Public Health Safety guidelines issued from the State of Florida or Bay County Florida. Do you have a lost and found department? Yes, please go to the Fair Managers office to inquire about any lost item or to provide a found item. Do you have an ATM available on Fairgrounds? At this time there are no ATM’s on the Fairgrounds. Do you have RV rental sites available? We do not provide RV rental sites. Do you have advance ticket sales for the Fair? At this time, we do not provide advance ticket sales. Is there alcohol available for sale at the Fairground(s)? There are no alcohol sales allowed during any Fairground event. Where can I park during an event? There is both handicapped and venue parking available around our main building. There will be additional parking choices made available as needed for events. In general, signs or people assigned to help assist in the parking process will help you locate a parking space. Will there be security available during the Fair? Yes, security will be available during this event. May I bring pets or emotional support animals onto the Fairground? Pets or Emotional Support animals are not allowed and will be turned away. Is the Fairground a smoke Free environment? Yes, we are a tobacco and vape free facility.