Merced County Fair coming June 11-15, 2014
123rd Merced County Fair will be June 11 – 15, 2014. See you there!
New! "People's Choice" Farm Junk Sculpture Contest
Announcing “Farm Junk” Sculpture Contest, new at the 2014 Fair! Fairgoers will vote – the first place winner receives $300, second place $150 and third place $75. Anyone entering a sculpture will be able to sell their artwork. [Read more]
Logo Contest Winner Announced...
Congratulations to Francisco Garcia, winner of the Fair's 2014 logo design contest. His entry was chosen by the Fair Board of Directors as best illustrating the 2014 slogan “Saluting Our Farmers and Ranchers.” [Read more]
2014 Winning Slogan is "Saluting Our Farmers and Ranchers"
Congrats to Ron Loewe of Atwater for submitting the winning slogan! [Read more]
Teens Wanted for Junior Fair Board: Application Deadline Nov. 21, 2013
Teens who want to volunteer their talents for a year by serving on the Junior Fair Board are encouraged to apply. Application forms can be picked up at the Fairgrounds Office or can be downloaded here on the Fair web site. Candidates must live in Merced County and be 14 to 19 years of age as of January 1. A GPA of 2.0 or above is required to be eligible to volunteer.
The 2013 Fair's a Wrap!
We will leave our Fair pages content online a little longer in case there are memories or information you would like to view again. Here are wrap up stories with results about the fair:
Fair's Thank You [includes attendance figures for 2013]
Big Support at Fair’s Livestock Auction
“Thank You Veterans” Fair 2013 Fun Numbers
Merced County’s Hay Gets Top Grades
Results of 2013 Fair’s Grade A Milk Producers’ Contest
A "Thank You Veterans" video was shown continuously in the Pavilion throughout the fair. Prepared by Go Media Group of Merced's George Bertaina and Kao Her, it is a collection of veterans' and active duty service members' photos submitted by Merced County families, as well as archive photos, dating back to the Civil War, and current footage, produced in a spectacular, professional presentation commemorating this year's fair theme. Click here or the image at left to watch the almost hour-long touching tribute on YouTube.
Click here to watch the YouTube trailer which is a short version of the video showing at the Fair.