FAQ (Frequently ask questions) about the Stanislaus County Fair
July 13-22, 2018
Fair admission tickets and unlimited ride wristbands go on sale on April 28th. Tickets for motorsports and other FoodMaxx Arena events also go on sale at the same time.
Please visit the Bud Light Variety Free Stage page for a current listing of acts announced for this year’s Fair. All concerts are included with the price of admission.
From the steel-grinding destruction derbies to the mud blog, there are 10 nights of exhilarating action in the FoodMaxx Arena. Please visit the Motorsports page for a current listing of events.
Adult admission is just $10 in advance of Opening Day and $12 at the gate. Children ages 7-12 are only $7. Kids 6 and under are free. Senior Citizens ages 65 and better are only $7. For complete ticket pricing details click here.
Buy your unlimited ride wristbands in advance of Opening Day and save! Individual ride coupons and unlimited ride wristbands can also be purchased during the 10-day run of the Fair. Visit the Carnival page where you can find carnival ride descriptions and requirements and much more!
Thank you for asking! However, we ask that you bring only your taste buds through the turnstiles. More than 30 concessionaires offer everything from all-American hot dogs and apple pie to cultural temptations like linguicia sandwiches and chow mein. Of course, they are pouring ice cold Pepsi and 7UP, too.
On an as available basis, strollers and wheelchairs are loaned out at the Lost Tots Safe Zone in the Sky Trek Kids Zone.
Handicapped parking is provided in both the West Lot and the North Lot on a space-available basis. For details, click here and handicapped parking information is located at the bottom of the page.
The Stanislaus County Fair is located at 900 N. Broadway in Turlock, California, the “heart” of California’s Central Valley.
To get to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds:
- Traveling North on Hwy 99, take the West Main Street exit and turn right onto West Main. At the 2nd stop light, turn left onto Soderquist.
- Traveling South on Hwy 99, take the Fulkerth Road exit and turn left onto Fulkerth. Go about 3/4 of a mile then turn right onto Soderquist.
To map your driving directions, click here.
To get to the Fair office located on the corner of Broadway and Canal:
- Traveling North on Hwy 99, take the West Main Street exit and turn right onto West Main. At the 2nd stop light, turn left onto Soderquist. Take your fifth right at W. Canal Drive. N. Broadway Avenue will be the next cross street where you will see the fair office on the corner to your left.
- Traveling South on Hwy 99, take the Fulkerth Road exit and turn left onto Fulkerth. Go about 3/4 of amile then turn right onto Soderquist. Make the next available left on W. Canal Drive. N. Broadway Avenue will be the next cross street where you will see the fair office on the corner to your left.
Yes! The Fair’s spacious exhibit buildings, multi-purpose barns, the awesome Arena and more are available for rent. For more information on building rentals click here, grounds rentals click here, rental equipment click here and other facilities for rent click here.
The fairgrounds is home to more than a hundred events throughout the year. You will find event dates and details on our Events at the Fairgrounds page.
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Go to the concessions section on the website for an application and our guidelines.
The Fair’s no smoking policy prohibits smoking in the following locations on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds at any time: Buildings, grandstand seating areas, Foodmaxx Arena seating areas, Variety Stage seating areas, kiddie carnival areas, livestock area and horse area. Thank you for your cooperation.