Welcome to the Fair Guide

Here you will find information about the annual fair event including exhibits, entertainment, attractions, fairgoer info and more. Come enjoy the 124th Fair June 10-14, 2015.

Also visit News for links to Fair stories and Fair Info for hours, tickets, etc.


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5 Best Days of Summer... Merced County Fair June 10-14, 2015

It will be the 124th Merced County Fair. See you there!

Jr Horse Show Blue RibbonFair Horse Show Saturday, May 30th

The fair doesn’t start until June 10, but the FREE to the public Junior Horse Show for 4-H, FFA and independent junior exhibitors is May 30, at 8 a.m. at the Merced Horsemen’s Association Arena on Nevada Street, just off Highway 59, north of Bellevue Road, in Merced.

It begins with showmanship and includes Western, English, stock horse and trail class events. The gymkhana and barrel racing will start after 11 a.m.

While many participants have already submitted entry forms to compete, any junior exhibitor can sign up for any of the events that day except showmanship. [more]

Bring Your Exhibits to the Fair May 29 & May 30

If you entered exhibits in the fair, Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 are the days to bring those entries to the fairgrounds. Entries will be accepted from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The deadline to submit most fair entry forms is past. The deadline for Ag-Horticulture entries is Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m. Ag-Horticulture and floral exhibits will be brought to the fair for judging in June. For more information about exceptions, call the fair office at (209) 722-1507or refer to the exhibitors' handbook. [more]

Buy Advance Fair Tickets and Save Big

Buy Fair Tickets OnlineBuy Advance Discount Tickets now through June 9th! View discount details on fair admission tickets and carnival ride wrist wraps and enjoy the savings. Purchase tickets online or at these locations:

Merced County Fair Box Office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays; Merced Flea & Farmers Market, 900 G Street, Merced on four Saturdays from May 16 through June 6; Starting June 1st at Rancho San Miguel Market, 1930 Yosemite Parkway, Merced from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and their Livingston location also!

FREE admission for children 5 and under every day at the Fair!

FREE admission for seniors, 65 years and better, on Mercy Medical Center Seniors Day, Wednesday, June 10 (that's opening day at the Fair).

FREE admission for children 12 years and younger, on EECU Kids' Day, Thursday, June 11.

FREE admission with your entry in any of the "Day Of" cooking contests! No advance entry forms, simply enter that day and get free admission with your entry (view this summary of all the "Day Of" contests and also check the Still Exhibits Handbook for complete rules).

Stack of booksCalifornia Authors Invited to Come to Merced Fair

Fairgoers will have a chance to meet some of California’s published authors. During the fair, June 10-14, the writers participating in this new “California Authors” program, will be able sell their books directly to the public, sign autographs, make new friends and gain loyal readers. The fair invites published authors to apply to participate in the new program by completing an application form. [more]

Attention Fair Participants:

Online Commercial Exhibitor Application Vendors interested in a commercial booth at the Fair? Here's our application, general conditions and booth map. Simply print. Then fax, mail or deliver completed application.


Concessions ApplicationConcessionaires use this handy Concession Space Application for the Fair. It contains general info and guidelines.


Buy Fair Tickets Online5 Best Days of Summer...

Buy Early & Save... Advance Ticket Savings thru June 9th:

Save $2 off regular price! Advance general admission ticket $5 (anyone 6 years or older)

Save $15 off regular price! Advance 5-pack of general admission tickets $20 (each ticket good any day of the fair)

Save $5 off regular price! Advance All-Day-Ride Carnival Coupon $25 (exchange for Unlimited Ride Wrist Wrap good any one day of the fair)

[ticket locations and info]

Schedule of Daily Fairtime Events Coming in June

Check back in June (closer to Fair time) to view our schedule of all the shows, entertainers, bands, grounds performers, children's attractions, and events – who is doing what and when including time and location.

Visit Concerts & Attractions

Visit our Concerts & Attractions for FREE Table Mountain Concert Series and Grandstand Entertainment!


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