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Friends Of The Merced County Fair

Purpose & Mission 

Friends of the Merced County Fair, the Fair’s non-profit foundation formed 2008, led by a group of volunteers. Their primary purpose is to secure grants and tax-deductible charitable donations in an effort to fulfill their mission of maintaining and improving the Merced County Fair and Merced County Fairgrounds as a community, cultural and educational asset.


Since its inception, Friends of the Merced County Fair has raised more than $1 million for continued improvements to the Merced County Fairgrounds that the entire community can enjoy through the annual Merced County Fair and the more than 280 interim events throughout the year.


Find more information about the Friends of the Merced County Fair, see how is on the Board, learn about our projects, plus how you can get involved and support our efforts. Click here to learn About Our Projects.


Get To Know The Board

Current Board Members of the Friends of the Merced County Fair are:


Wendy Aldridge

Eric Bianchi

Cameron Aguiar

Lucia Farao

Jeanne Giampaoli

Julie Horal

Walt Koehn

Cortney Lawler

Kari May

Amanda Neal

Jim Pacheco

John Pedrozo

Contact Details

Friends of the Merced County Fair
P.O Box 2292

Merced, CA 95344

For further information, contact

Eric Bianchi

(209) 769-9889

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