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!

Exhibitor's Handbooks2015 Exhibitor Handbooks Are Online

The 2015 Merced County Fair Exhibitor’s Handbook is now two booklets – Junior & Senior Still Exhibits and a separate Livestock booklet. Both versions of the handbook, including entry forms, are available online here, in PDF format. Most entry forms are due May 7th. They can be downloaded, filled out and mailed or dropped off at the fairgrounds office or exhibitors can submit their entries online for a small handling fee. [more]

Livestock Exhibitor Camping During the Fair:
Reservations Will Be Taken April 1 Until May 9

Here's our online 2015 Camper Registration Form and rules.This is for junior exhibitors staying on the fairgrounds during fair week. Exhibitors must live outside a 15 mile radius of the fairgrounds to qualify for RV space. View and print the online form and return the completed form to the Fair Office between 4/1/15 to 5/9/15. Phone 209-722-1507 for more information.

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]

Farm Junk Sculpture Contest entriesWin $75, $150, up to $300 First Place in Farm Junk Sculpture Contest!

The Fair's “Farm Junk” yard art sculpture contest will be held during the fair but it’s time to get working on those sculptures! Entry forms are due Thursday, May 7. Sculptures must be delivered to the fairgrounds, May 29 through May 31.

The works of art will be displayed at the fair and the “People’s Choice” judging system will be used, so fairgoers can vote on their favorite sculptures. The first place winner will receive $300, the second place prize is $150 and the third place winner will get $75. [more]

Enter the special "Day Of" Cooking Contests and you get FREE admission to the Fair...

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).

2015 Table Mountain FREE Concert Series presented by Modelo Especial
Grandstand Entertainment presented by Table Mountain, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Modelo Especial and Rancho San Miguel Markets

View all the 2015 entertainment on Concerts & Attractions web page!

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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