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Hours & Pricing

Office Hours


Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (except State holidays)


Daily, June 5 – 9, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fair Hours

Wednesday – Friday | 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Saturday & Sunday | 3:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Gates close at 11 p.m.; no re-entry after 11 p.m.



See below for regular ticket prices. Buy your discounted tickets online at the link below and save $5. For more ways to save, visit our Discount page!

Tickets on-sale in the Spring!


Ages 13+

Ages 0-12

Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband

Individual Ride Tickets

$1 each

Rides require 3 - 5 tickets per ride. 


​$200 Preferred Parking Pass

The Fair’s Preferred Parking Pass gets you access to the exclusive parking lot on the corner of G and Childs all five days of the Merced County Fair. Preferred Parking Passes are for Lot A only.


 How to Purchase?

Friends of the Fair Members can purchase a Preferred Parking Pass at the Pre-Party on February 23. Passes are limited to one per membership.


Beginning on Tuesday, April 2 at 8 a.m. anyone can purchase them at the Fair’s Administration Office. Passes will be limited to one per household and a person from that household must be the individual purchasing the pass.


There will be passes allocated for each of these sales.

$5.00 Parking Available on 11th Street and G Street

To keep pedestrians safe when walking to or from the Merced County Fair, the portion of G Street between Childs Avenue and West 11th Street will be closed to through traffic during the Fair.​


The Bus - Free Rides to the Fair!

Take advantage of free shuttle rides to the Fair! Join us for a convenient and hassle-free transportation option that will drop you off right at the main entrance gate on Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (June 5 to June 9, 2024 only)

Shuttle A (Transpo): The designated pickup location will be on 16th Street  at the Transportation Center at the intersection of 16th Street and O Street. Passengers will be allowed to park at the Bank of America parking lot on 16th Street.

Shuttle B (North Transit Hub): The designated pickup location will at the Park and Ride lot on M street & Bellevue. Patrons are encouraged to park at the Park and Ride.

The shuttles will operate every 30 minutes during the specified hours, providing fairgoers with convenient transportation to and from the Fair. Whether you're coming from the Bank of America parking lot or the North Transit Hub, the shuttles will ensure you have a comfortable ride to the Fairgrounds.

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