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 125th Fair June 8-12, 2016.

Visit News for links to Fair stories, Fair Info for hours, tickets, discounts and Concerts & Attractions for entertainment.


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Attention Teens... Junior Fair Board Application Deadline is Nov. 16th

Teens who want to volunteer their talents for a year by serving on the Junior Fair Board can pick up application forms at the Fairgrounds Office or download them here on the website. Junior Fair Board applications must be physically received at the fairgrounds office no later than 5 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2015. [more]

Merced County Fair 2015 is a Wrap!

The Merced County Fair’s Board of Directors and Fair Staff want to thank everyone who came out to celebrate and support the 2015 Merced County Fair, June 10-14. The unaudited numbers are in and total attendance for the 2015 fair is 74,678, up 2% from the 2014 fair attendance total of 73,465. Paid attendance was 48,963, up 10% from last year’s 44,428.

See our "THANK YOU" story and we hope to see you June 8-12, 2016 at what will be an historic 125th Merced County Fair! [more]

Fair’s Livestock Auction a Big Success

Allyson SousaAt 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. 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 13 at the Les McCabe Arena during the 124th Merced County Fair. [more]

Merced County Fair Fun Numbers

Here 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. [more]

Enjoy the Fair's 2015 Video "Trailer"

Click to see Fair VideoClick here or the image at left to see our video on Facebook. Courtesy of Go Media Group, a multimedia company.

New Barn Update - Pardon Our Dust!

This year we are very excited that the construction of the new Hilmar Cheese Barn by the Friends of Merced County Fair has begun. Concrete has been poured and by the time you come to the fair, the framework should be in place. When completed, this will be a new, 36,400 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility that will replace some very old barns. Exciting as this is, it is still a construction site. We thank you for your patience during the construction!

Commercial Fair Booth Application

Vendor commercial fair booth application, general conditions and booth map. Simply print. Then fax, mail or deliver completed application.

Concession Space Application

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


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