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 details.


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Mark Your Calendar – Merced County Fair Is Coming June 10-14, 2015

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

Merced County Fair Dairy Heifer Replacement Program for 2015

Application, Rules and Checklist are online in a handy PDF for you to view or print. The program is available to all 4-H and FFA members and qualified Independent exhibitors residing within Merced County. The Fair Dairy Replacement Heifer Sale will be held during the Fair on June 11, 2015. The Checklist for one-year Replacement Heifer Project Application is due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Feb. 12 is Fair Market Beef Weigh In

All market beef exhibitors – 4-H, FFA and Independents – are required to bring their animals to Turlock Livestock Yard, 10430 North Lander Ave., Turlock, Thursday, February 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. to participate in the event. [Get details]

Big Support at Fair’s 2014 Livestock Auction

At the 2014 Merced County Fair Junior Livestock Auction, 565 animals were sold and the sales totaled an amazing $578,642.

While the number of animals auctioned was down by eleven from the 2013 sale, the total auction sales took a hefty jump. The auction was presented by American Ag Credit and Westamerica Bank.

Youngsters from around the county in 4-H and FFA, as well as independent exhibitors, watched as their market goats, lambs, swine and beef were sold at the annual auction, Saturday, June 14. The bred heifer sale was held Wednesday, June 11. The replacement dairy heifer sale, presented by Rabobank and Westamerica Bank, and rabbit meat pens were sold at separate auctions on Thursday, June 12. [More]

View the 2014 Fair's TV Ads on YouTube

Enjoy our 15-second commercials on YouTube, courtesy of GoMedia ... Link #1 and Link #2

New! 2014 "People's Choice" Farm Junk Sculpture Contest

Announcing “Farm Junk” Sculpture Contest, new at the 2014 Fair! Fairgoers will vote – the first place winner receives $300, second place $150 and third place $75. Anyone entering a sculpture will be able to sell their artwork. [Read more]

Western & Landscape Artist Suzanne Baker Exhibit at the 2014 Fair

Don't miss the featured showing of Suzanne Baker's art on the stage in the Pavilion. She is one of our country's pre-eminent painters of contemporary Western Art and she was the artist in residence in both Yosemite National Park and in Rocky Mountain National Park. In 1989 three of her paintings accompanied George Bush to China for a western style barbecue. Preview her art at www.suzannebakerpainter.com

2014 Fair Results...

Merced County Fair Fun Numbers

Merced County Fair’s Got Great Milk

Merced County’s Hay Gets Top Grades

2014 Fair YouTube Videos...

Opening Night Fireworks

Carnival Midway

The Pony Rides

Schedule of All Daily Fairtime Events

View our schedule of all the shows, entertainers, bands, grounds performers, children's attractions, and events. It shows who is doing what and when including time and location. Visit our Schedule of Fairtime Events page to view or print before you come to the Fair!

Visit Concerts & Attractions

Visit Concerts & Attractions page to see Table Mountain FREE Concert Series presented by Modelo Especial & Xfinity.

Also visit Concerts & Attractions for Grandstand Entertainment presented by Table Mountain, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Modelo Especial and Rancho San Miguel Markets.



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