Carnival Rides

From thrilling rides to family and kiddie rides, plus fair food, games and prizes, the midway is brimming with action-packed fun from Butler Amusements. We continue to work through tiered plans for the 2021 Merced County Fair based upon allowed operations amid COVID-19, to provide the community a bit of this beloved tradition in a healthy and safe way! We will provide updates as we know more. 


Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands

$25 Pre-Sale

  • Available for purchase online starting in late Spring.

  • More details on available discounts will be updated in late Spring.


$30 Fair-time price   

*Good on day of purchase from carnival opening until closing. Includes all rides in both the Main and Kiddie Carnival areas.


Individual Ride Tickets: $1 each

25 Tickets $23

80 Tickets $70

120 Tickets $100


All carnival ticket boxes accept Debit, Visa, Mastercard & Discover


Please note that no casts, pregnant persons, nor intoxicated individuals allowed on rides. Children who measure under 36” in height cannot ride any of the carnival rides and children who measure 36-48” tall can only ride select rides. All riders must have either a ride wristband or carnival coupons. Riders require 3-5 coupons each. Infants are not allowed on carnival rides. 


See below to view the list of rides that were at the 2019 Merced County Fair, ride descriptions, requirements and additional information. The 2021 Merced County Fair ride list will be updated in May. The lists of rides that will be at the Fair may change without notice. 

Main Carnival

Kiddie Carnival