Fair Food Fridays


The Merced County Fair’s “Fair Food Friday” had a great run for the month of May and has officially come to an end! Thank you to our community for driving out to the Fairgrounds to support our local food concessionaires during a time where they needed help the most!


As more and more businesses in our community re-open, we have elected to end our “Fair Food Fridays” event to encourage our community to support our local restaurants that are now welcoming diners. So get out there and support our local businesses! Again – thank you for supporting the Fair and our local food vendors during our “Fair Food Fridays!” We hope it put a smile on your face because it definitely made us smile to see you all.

We heard you loud and clear – you want your Fair food!


Just because there isn’t a fair this year doesn’t mean you still can’t get your Fair Food fix! We have teamed up with Valley fair food vendors to bring this new drive-thru “Fair Food Fridays” event to the Merced County Fairgrounds! Our goal? To bring a taste of the fair for the community to still enjoy, while supporting the fair’s Valley food vendors  and their families who have been hit hard by COVID-19 and widespread cancellation of fairs and events throughout the state.


“We wanted to bring something positive to the fairgrounds and give the community something fun to do while still aligning with the pandemic guidelines. So we came up with the idea to have a drive-thru food event! It definitely put a smile on people’s faces and our food vendors could not be more thankful for the support. We look forward to continuing our ‘Fair Food Fridays’ throughout the month and into June.” - Teresa Burrola, CEO, Merced County Fair 


So, here is the scoop on "Fair Food Fridays!" 

It takes place every Friday in May, plus expanded dates in June from 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Fair Food Fridays is a drive-thru, pick-up only event. Just enter the Merced County Fairgrounds from 11th Street and follow the directional signage, then you will exit onto Childs Avenue. You must remain in your vehicle the entire time. 


Due to long wait times, if parking lot is full, the gate will close at 6:30 p.m. 

Fair Food Line-Up 

Indulge on your fair food favorites such as corn dogs, kettle corn, Icees, cinnamon rolls, funnel cakes and more at a special pandemic pricing! This event is cash only.


$5 Corn Dogs

$5 ICEE in souvenir cup w/ straw - 32 oz.

$3 Cotton Candy

$6 Small Kettle Corn

$10 Large Kettle Corn

$7 Caramel Kettle Corn

$5 French Bread Pepperoni Pizza

$8 Funnel cake w/powdered sugar

$9 Funnel Cake w/ fruit and whip cream

$10 Funnel Cake w/the chocolate, fruit, whip cream

Questions? Call the Merced County Admin Office at (209) 722-1506.

900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Merced, CA 95341

(209) 722-1506

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