2013 Northern California County (& State) Fairs

Merced County Fair

Merced County FairJune 12th – 16th

Rhett Walker Band, Pablo Cruz, Jason Michael Carroll, Evolution: The Ultimate Tribute to Journey, Korina Lopez, auto races, tractor pull, demolition derby, bull riding, food, fun, exhibits and carnival! Located at 445 I St, Los Banos, CA, Phone (209) 710-6030. Read more…

San Joaquin County Fair

June 12th – 16th

Motorcycle races, tractor pulls, bull riding, Alaskan racing pigs, BMX, Alaskan tractor pulls, Rocket’s K-9 Comets Frisbee Dog Stars, Rachel Steele & Road 88, Bump City, California Cowboys, Rockin’ Down the Highway, Joel: The Band, Hot Rods; Elvis Tribute, Chris Creek Band, Bobby McDowell, Melody Star Band and Suzy Haner:Hypnotist. Located at 1658 South Airport Way, Stockton, California 95206 Phone: (209) 466-5041. Read more…

Placer County Fair

June 20th – 23rd

Exhibits, Beauty pageants, Patrick Walsh Band, Dave Russell Band, Rupert Duncan Band, Buck Ford Band, Livestock Auctions and Carnival. Located at 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678, Phone: 916-786-2023 Fax: 916-786-2139  Read more…

Alameda County Fair

June 19th – July 7th

alameda county fairHead to the amphitheater at 7 p.m. each evening of the fair to enjoy live music. Bands and artists scheduled to perform include Tower of Power, Hoobastank, America, the Temptations, Rick Springfield, Kellie Pickler, and plenty more.

Don’t miss the excitement of the horse races. Admission to the races is included in your fair admission, so there’s no reason not to catch a race or two. Races will only take place on certain dates: June 21 – 24, June 28 – July 1 and July 4 – 8. If you’re a big fan of horse racing or want to celebrate a special occasion, have a race named in your honor. For $100, you can have the following, as explained by the Fair’s official site.

On weekends, the fair’s Festival Square is a great place to hang out and let the fun of the fair come to you. Events here include two chocolate contests, a samosa-rolling contest, several cooking demonstrations, dance performances and even a chance for you to show off your own salsa dance moves. The final weekend features an all-American barbeque rib and chicken contest.

Located at 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566 Phone – 925.426.7600

Stanislaus County Fair

July 12th – 21st

In 1911, the Turlock Melon Carnival took place for the first time, sponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. The Turlock Melon Carnival was an effort to promote and market the local melon industry and shipping business.  A group of musicians organized to become the Melon City Band.

The Melon Carnival lasted only a few years, and in 1924, the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 organized a 4th of July celebration for largely the same purpose. In 1925, the American Legion resurrected the name “Turlock Melon Carnival” for the mid-summer festival.

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solono county fairSolono County Fair

July 31st – August 4th

Pablo Cruz, War, The Spinners, Tower of Power, Exhibits, Livestock competition. Located at 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo CA 94589, Phone 707-551-2000. Read more…

Santa Clara County Fair

August 1st – 4th

The Santa Clara County Fair is more fun than a family can have in a single day for a
price any family can afford. The Fair will run August 1-4, 2013, and information on
plans for the Fair will be updated and available on line at www.thefair.org.
Located at 344 Tully Rd. San Jose CA 95111, Phone: 408-494-3100

2013 California State Fair

California Fair

July 12th – 28th 2013

The seventeen-day fair is a robust celebration of the State of California, its industries, agriculture and diversity of its people. Every summer the State Fair is all about BIG FUN, providing entertainment and education to inspire the young and young at heart! Our beloved mascot Poppy, looks forward to greeting you at the gate. Located at 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento CA 95815. Phone: 877-CAL-EXPO

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Madera District Fair

September 5th – 8th

Party down in lumber town! In concert: Tower of Power, Styx, Rodney Atkins, Lupillo Rivera, etc.  Located at 1850 West Cleveland Avenue, Madera, California, 93637, Phone: 559-674-8511  Read more…

Santa Cruz County Fair

Septmber 10th – 15th

Cowboy Boots and Country Roots may be the theme but the philosophy guiding the planning of the 2013 fair is “Make it new and interesting.”  That philosophy was even extended to the way in which this year’s theme was selected.

The Santa Cruz County Fair celebrates the rich agricultural history of our community and people, and invests heavily in bringing this heritage to our youth.  Fairgrounds located on Highway 152 just east of Watsonville, 2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076. Phone: 831.724.5671 Information on the Fair, and the Fairgrounds – a year round entertainment and event venue, can be found at www.santacruzcountyfair.com

The Big Fresno Fair

October 2nd – 14th

fresnofaircorp_logoLocated on 165 acres in southeast Fresno, The Big Fresno Fair comes to life each October to host nearly 575,000 people from throughout the state during the 12-day event. Founded in 1884, the Fair has grown exponentially over the years and is now the fifth largest fair in the State and the biggest event in the Central Valley! The Big Fresno Fair represents the 21st District Agricultural Association and is governed by a Board of Directors that is appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger’s office.

The mission of The Big Fresno Fair is to educate, celebrate, entertain, enhance community pride and showcase the bountiful assets of Fresno County and the Central Valley by providing – through partnerships –a safe, clean and pleasing environment for a culturally diverse audience year-round. This year, the Fair continues its 124-year tradition of providing affordable family fun entertainment through its variety of exhibits, live horse racing, great food, thrilling rides and the best entertainment.

Located at 1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno, CA, 93702. Phone: 559-650-3247 Read more…

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