General Fair Information

Here you will find details about purchasing tickets, admission, pricing, discounts, hours, parking and more. Also visit the Fair Guide and News for links to Fair stories.


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5 Best Days of Summer... Merced County Fair June 8-12, 2016

We hope to see you in 2016, at what will be an historic 125th Merced County Fair!

Purchase Tickets Online or at the Fairgrounds:

Click here to buy tickets online!• Use the Fair's convenient online ticket outlet, Admit One!

• Merced County Fair Box Office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced

Admission and Pricing (during the Fair):

• General admission is anyone 6 years or older

• Unlimited Carnival Ride Wrist Wrap purchased during the fair $30 (good any one day of the fair)

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

FREE admission for children 12 years and younger, on EECU Kids' Day

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).

Fair Hours

Wednesday through Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, Fair Opens at 3:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Sunday, Fair Opens at 3:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.


• "Preferred Parking" – These parking permits will offer exclusive "in and out" parking privileges in the fairgrounds' livestock parking lot beginning Monday prior to the Fair. For more information, call the fair office at (209) 722-1507.

There is a reduced number of spaces available for preferred parking this year and the parking lot has been divided into two lots. There will be two entrances/ exits for preferred parking. The first will be the normal "G" Street gate to the lot with just over 120 spaces. The Childs Avenue gate will have access to 34 parking spaces next to the Dairy Barn. When that lot is full, you will be directed to the "G" Street entrane as we cannot allow driving through the grounds during the show hours for obvious safety reasons.

Part of G Street Closed to Traffic During the Fair

To keep pedestrians safe when walking to or from the Merced County Fair, the portion of G Street between Childs Avenue and West 11th Street will be closed to through traffic during the fair.

Click to see Fair VideoView the Fair's 2015 Video "Trailer"

Click here or the image at right to see our video on Facebook. This year's video is special, check it out! Courtesy of Go Media Group, a multimedia company.

Fair Applications:

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

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



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