Monterey County Fair
August 27 - September 1, 2014
This page has all the events that took place in 2013. Bookmark this page and return to get information about 2014's events!
"At the Heart of it All" is the theme for the 77th annual Monterey County Fair from August 28 - September 2, 2013 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center in Monterey, California. In addition to rousing family entertainment, carnival rides, games, and fun Fair-food, the fair provides an opportunity to celebrate Monterey County's unique history and heritage, from the aquaculture of Monterey's coast to the abundant produce and wines from its agriculture, and the wonderful home art exhibits to the excitement of the livestock competitions.
Fun for all ages attractions are a staple for county fair carnivals, and the Monterey County Fair is no exception! Helm and Sons Amusements will offer a stellar line-up of new action-packed amusement rides and improved games including the Century Wheel (the largest wheel to ever grace the Monterey County Fairgrounds), the Lolli-Swing, the Cliff Hanger, and the Zipper. Rides not your "thing"? Take a stroll through the Haunted Mansion! The little ones will enjoy Baja Buggies and Busy Bees.
Music and Live Entertaiment
The Marshall Tucker Band is the featured performer for 2013's opening day. Also scheduled to perform is Tower of Power.
Other performances on the three stages throughout the Fairgrounds include hypnotists, gymnasts, dancers, clowns, theatrical troupes, storytellers, and karaoke. The Fair will also include nightly performances at The Hunt Club.
Competitors in both junior and adult exhibitions show livestock, gardening, arts and crafts in the exhibition halls, each hoping to be the winner in their category. Fairgoers can also compete in daily cooking contests.
Tickets bought in advance are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years old. Tickets may be bought online or in-person at the Monterey County Fair main office, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey.