Fair Parking

Parking during the 10-day run of the Fair is just $5 per vehicle (including motorcycles), on a space-available basis. A portion of the parking fees benefit the Ceres Lions Club and community projects they sponsor.

Parking Lots:

  • West Lot: Located on Soderquist Road (between Fulkerth Road and Canal Drive), west of the Hilmar Cheese Company entrance to the Fair.
  • North Lot: Located on Fulkerth Road, just west of Golden State Boulevard.  From this lot you access the fair through the Mocse Credit Union entrance.

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Handicapped Parking:
Handicapped parking is provided in both the West Lot and the North Lot, on a space-available basis.  Please ask the parking lot attendant to direct you upon arrival.

Gate Tram:
For your convenience, a complimentary tractor-pulled guest tram service is provided in the North parking lot between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on weeknights, and the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. on weekends.  The tram circles the parking lot and stops at the Mocse Gates approximately every 15 minutes. Guests may board the inbound tram by simply waiting near their vehicles.

FREE Parking

Fair guests can park for FREE at California State University, Stanislaus or at Pitman High School and ride free to and from the Stanislaus County Fair’s Arch Gate entrance. This free shuttle service will run nightly during the 10 days of Fair with shuttles departing every 15 minutes.

Monday through Friday:  4:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.

California State University,  Stanislaus will have a parking and shuttle location on Crowell, between Monte Vista and Ansel Adams Boulevard. Pitman High School will also have parking and a shuttle stop at its 2525 West Christoffersen Parkway location. Guests traveling by freeway should exit Taylor Road or Monte Vista Road exits for shuttle parking lots. Guests will board comfortable air-conditioned charter buses for a short ride to the Fair’s Arch Gate entrance. Shuttles will cycle between the fairgrounds and shuttle parking lots every 15 minutes.

Vehicles wishing to use the shuttle lots at Pitman and/or CSUS, with a valid, current handicap placard or license plate issued by the DMV, will be given a voucher good for a one day free parking pass, valid at any public parking lot at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

 

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