News, Stories, Press Directory

Below are links to news, stories, press releases, photos and notices about the Fair, the fairgrounds and community events at the Fairgrounds.


Current News:

2/10/15 Deadline for Merced County Fair Dairy Replacement Heifer Project Checklist

2/12/15 is Fair Market Beef Weigh In

2015 Commercial Fair Booth Application, general conditions and booth map

2015 Concession Fair Space Application, general info and guidelines

2014 Fair Archives:

Fair Announces New Slogan, New Dates

Barbara Matheron Gets Western Fairs Award

Merced County Fair Fun Numbers

Merced County Fair’s Got Great Milk

Merced County’s Hay Gets Top Grades

Thank you! [from the 2014 fair & fair stats info]

Big Support at Fair’s Livestock Auction [ includes results]

Schedule of Daily Fairtime Events

View a Summary of all "Day Of" Cooking Contests!

Get O'Reilly Auto Parts Free Kids’ Fair Ticket Vouchers

Visit our "Food, Fun & Carnival" page to See 2014 Rides & Fair Food!

Fairtime Map [view or print from our fairtime grounds map]

What’s New in 2014 and Fair Highlights

Five Days of Fun At Fair Grandstand

Hypnotist Alan Sands to Perform on Free 'Til 3 Family Day

WAR is Coming to Merced Fair

True 2 Crue Will Headline at Fair

The Marshall Tucker Band to Rock Fair

Lincoln Brewster, Christian Musician, Returns to Fair Opening Night

Help 4-H & FFA at the Livestock Auction [2012 instructions, how to bid, how it works]

Fair Horse Show is Pre-Fair Saturday, June 7th [Free for the public]

Donate Blood, Get Free Fair Ride Tickets [Wed., June 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fair MLK Jr parking lot]

Buy Fair Ticket 5-Packs Now and Save ['til June 10]

Bring Your Fair Exhibits to Fairgrounds on May 30-31

Buy Now, Save on Fair Admission 5-Packs [plus more specials]

Fair Entry Forms Due by May 8, 2014

New Fair Exhibitor Handbooks Online [enter online NEW this year!]

Adopt-A-Garden at Merced Fairgrounds

Enter New "People's Choice" Farm Junk Sculpture Contest

Fair's Milk Producer's Contest April 17

Goats-Sheep-Swine Independent Exhibitor Deadline April 14

Feb. 13 is Fair's Market Beef Weigh In [at Turlock Livestock Yard]

Fair Logo Contest Winners Announced

Nov. 21 Deadline for Junior Fair Board Applications

Win $500 in Fair Logo Design Contest

Winning Slogan Announced

2014 Fair Slogan Contest Deadlines Aug. 9th

News Archives:

2015 Junior Fair Board Application Deadline is Dec. 1

Home Improvement Show at Fairgrounds Oct. 17-19

Merced County Fair Slashes Water Use

Recycle Old Electronics at Fairgrounds: April 2014

Merced Fair Introduces New Website

Assembly Center Memorial Dedicated Feb. 20, 2010

History of the Merced County Fair


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