The Fair's A Wrap...

Everyone involved with the 124th Merced County Fair enjoyed putting on this special event. From the Fair’s Board of Directors and fair CEO Tom Musser, we want to thank everyone. We couldn’t have put on such a successful fair without you.

See our "THANK YOU" story that includes attendance results. And we hope to see you next June, 2016 at what will be an historic 125th Merced County Fair! [more]

We're leaving our Fair web pages and stories live for a while so you can enjoy the Fair memories.

Allyson SousaFair's Livestock Auction a Big Success

At the 2015 Merced County Fair Junior Livestock Auction, 619 animals were sold and the sales totaled a whopping $670,090. The number of animals auctioned was up by 54 from the 2014 sale and the total auction sales took an impressive jump – by $91,448 – from the 2014 total of $578,642. [more]

  • FAIR LIGHTS
  • KID STUFF
  • FOOD & FUN
  • EXHIBITS
  • AMAZING RIDES
  • BULL RIDING & MORE
  • LIVESTOCK
  • TRACTOR PULLS
  • KIDDIE FUN
  • FAIR MEMORIES
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Merced County Fair Fun Numbers

Ag Building ExhibitHere are just some of the fun numbers from the 2015 Fair.

250. Kits assembled by orange apron-wearing children at the Home Depot Kids’ Workshop.

1,000. Beach Balls. Handed out to fairgoers by Dignity Health on Mercy Medical Center Seniors’ Day.

1,250. Special needs kids and adults and seniors from convalescent homes given the VIP behind-the-scenes tour, visiting the petting zoo and GASCAR animal races, goofing around with Robots & Cars, Tadpole the Clown, dancing and lunch provided by the Elks’ Lodge. Hosted by volunteers at “Friends Helping Friends” event.

8-12. Dates. June 8-12, 2016. Merced County Fair’s 125th Birthday Party! [more]

Merced County Fair CEO Musser Retiring

Tom MusserAfter producing six Merced County Fairs and overseeing day-to-day operations as CEO of the Merced County Fair since August 2009, Tom Musser is announcing his retirement, effective June 30.

The Merced County Fair’s Board of Directors is seeking applicants for Musser’s position. The job announcement is posted on our Employment web page and copies of the CEO job announcement also are available at the fairgrounds’ office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced. The filing deadline is August 31.

Teresa Burrola, the fair’s Business Assistant, will be the interim manager at the fair, during the search for a new CEO. “I am leaving the organization in good hands,” Musser said, adding, “Teresa is a strong advocate for the fair. She knows the customers’ needs for year round events and will make the transition run smoothly.” [more]

THANK YOU MERCED COUNTY FAIR SPONSORS

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