Special Friends Day at the Alabama National Fair

2017 Special Friends Day at the Fair: November 1


Note a major change this year:  Each group will be required to submit all completed paperwork to ESCA and will also be required to provide name tags for all pre-registered participants and chaperones with the participant’s full name and school/group in order to be admitted into the fair.  ESCA will no longer be providing name tags for entry, each group is now responsible for doing this on their own.


We are excited about Special Friends Day 2017!  This fun event allows our child and adult special friends, who have a physical or a mental disability and who are unable to attend on a regular day, an opportunity to enjoy the fun of the fair with their peers!  Shows and games will be available, however, no rides will be open.

Easter Seals Central Alabama (ESCA) is proud to partner with the Alabama National Fair & Agricultural Exposition to bring Special Friends Day to your group.  Please note that all registration will be handled through ESCA and not through the Fair.

Special Education classes, groups, or group homes are welcome to register and attend.  We will not be registering any individuals for Special Friends Day.  If you are an individual who wishes to attend, please share this information with the leadership in your group/school and have them call Varina Mead at 334.387.3256 or email vmead@eastersealsca.org to learn how your group can participate!

If you have attended with us before, you will be able to download the registration packet here once available.  Note that ALL registration information must be fully completed and returned to ESCA by the deadline of October 6th, in order to participate.  No exceptions. Please make sure your group has the contact name and number clearly listed on the designated form in the event we have questions or need further information.  This will also help us contact you regarding Special Friends Day in the future.

All participants must be pre-registered.  Those not pre-registered by the October 6th deadline, will be able to purchase a ticket at the gate for $12.

Questions?  Call Varina at 334.387.3256 or email vmead@eastersealsca.org.