I'm not trying to white knight NSRA but,a comparable import event (not as big of course) has all the same issues. High Spectator Gate Fee?, $14.00 is the norm.Spectators could get hand stamped to get back in. parking fees are what parking fees are. It is a PITA, but drive around and shop. The fairgrounds has a reasonable parking fee. I know it is no more than 5.00. Might even have been 3.00. The hot ticket to getting over to the swapmeet to pick up parts is to come in the fairgrounds gate @ the SE corner off of the Preston Highway. So 2 people @ 14.00 and 5.00 to park, two drinks @ 4.00 a piece, you are right at 41.00. You got to see 10,000 cars, several hundred vendors in an air conditioned venue and a swap meet. That is pretty cheap for a days entertainment now days. Before you go off on a tangent and complain about the food prices. You already know food and drinks are going to be expensive, it is at a state owned fairgrounds. Pack a cooler with drinks and sandwiches and leave it in the truck in the fairgrounds parking lot. Get your hand stamped, go to the truck for lunch and come back in. BTW, swappers had ice cold bottled water for sale all over the swap meet for .75 per bottle.