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2024 News Releases

June 12, 2024

2024 Merced County Fair Draws Out Big Crowds During Its Five-Day Run

The Merced County Fair’s Board of Directors, Management and staff want to thank the community for coming out to support the 2024 Merced County Fair presented by Valley Children’s Healthcare, which ran June 5 - 9. While Fair Management is still auditing final attendance numbers, big crowds of smiling Fairgoers showed up to enjoy a fun and safe 2024 Merced County Fair featuring everything from dynamic attractions and shows to delicious Fair food, exhibits, carnival rides and more!. Read Complete Release Here.

May 16, 2024

Merced County Fair Announces 2024 Grandstand Line-Up

The Merced County Fair is thrilled to announce its action-packed line-up for the 2024 Grandstand Entertainment presented by Table Mountain Casino Resort, Coors Light, Save Mart and O'Reilly Auto Parts. Admission into the Grandstand is $5; children 5 years or younger can enter the Grandstand for free with a paid adult ticket. Fair admission must be purchased to attend the Grandstand shows. NEW this year, Fairgoers have the opportunity to save on their Grandstand entertainment by purchasing a "Buy One, Get One Free" Grandstand Event ticket at Merced or Atwater O'Reilly Auto Parts stores until June 4th. Read Complete Release Here

April 5, 2024           

Merced County Fair Brings New Makers Marketplace Exclusively For Local Vendors
The Merced County Fair is thrilled to announce a new addition to the Merced County Fair, the Makers Marketplace that will exclusively feature Central Valley vendors! This storefront-like marketplace provides a venue for local vendors to showcase their handcrafted products (everything from food, jewelry, art and more!) to over 75,000 Fairgoers at the 2024 Merced County Fair, which is June 5 – 9. Read Complete Release Here.

February 23, 2024           

Merced County Fair Announces 2024 Free Concert Series Line-Up!
The Merced County Fair is thrilled to announce its line-up for the 2024 FREE Outdoor Theatre Concert Series presented by Coors Light! The 2024 Merced County Fair presented by Valley Child
ren’s Healthcare will take place June 5-9. Tickets for the Fair will go on sale May 1st. Read Complete Release Here.

February 21, 2024           

Merced County Fair Board Officers Selected for 2024
The Merced County Fair is proud to announce the 2024 officer positions for the 35th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors, which was voted on at the December 20, 2024 Board meeting. Those positions are: Luis Lara, President; Mark Erreca, First Vice President; and Emily
Haden, Second Vice President. Read Complete Release Here.

2023 News Releases

January 30, 2023 | Merced County Fair Announces Terri O'Leary-Collins As Livestock Superintendent

March 16, 2023 | Merced County Fair Board Officers Selected for 2023

March 22, 2023 | Now Accepting Competitive Exhibits Entries

April 18, 2023 | Merced County Fair Announces 2023 Entertainment Line-up

June 19, 2023 | 2023 Merced County Fair Declared Big Success

2022 News Releases

December 5, 2022 Merced County Fair Announces Richard Sandoval As New Deputy Manager

June 28, 2022 The 2022 Merced County Fair Returned In A Big And Safe Way Thanks To Community Support Of This Annual Tradition After A Two-Year Hiatus

June 9, 2022 Merced County Fair Partners with Valley Children’s Healthcare, Merced County Library and First 5 Merced County to Create the Early Childhood Literacy Partnership

April 12, 2022 | Merced County Fair Announces Its Return After a Two-Year Hiatus, Bringing Back Five Days of Fair Tradition and Fun This June

March 17, 2022 Merced County Fair Board Officers Selected for 2022

January 26, 2022 | Merced County Fair Announces Dawn Stornetta as New Livestock Superintendent

2021 News Releases

June 7, 2021 The Merced County Fair's In-Person Livestock Sale Happens Saturday, June 12

May 19, 2021 Merced County Fair is Seeking Sponsors & Buyers For Its Modified In-Person Livestock Sale, June 12

March 9, 2021 | The 2021 Merced County Fair Cancelled For A Second Year Amid The Continued Uncertainty of COVID-19 and Restrictions On Large Public Events

February 1, 2021 Merced County Fair Welcomes New Board Member, Mark Pazin, and Announces 2021 Board Officer Positions

2020 News Releases

August 27, 2020 Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act Aims to Preserve These Vital Community Assets

May 7, 2020Work Continues on 2020 Merced County Fair Virtual Livestock Sale

May 5, 2020 Merced County Fair Launches 'Fair Food Fridays' Drive-Thru Fair Food Event Series

April 21, 2020 | 2020 Merced County Fair Cancelled; Livestock Auction Goes Virtual!

February 4, 2020 Merced County Fair Selected For Facility Improvement Project

January 22, 2020 | Merced County Fair Board Officers Selected for 2020

2019 News Releases

November 20, 2019 | Merced County Fair Gets New Board Member, Luis Lara of Atwater

June 14, 2019 | 2019 Fair Brought Community Together for Five Days of Tradition, Fun & Education

June 3, 2019 | UC Merced to Debut New Mobile Makers Space at 2019 Merced County Fair

March 26, 2019 | Merced County Fair’s 2019 Entertainment Line-Up Announced

January 31, 2019 | Merced County Fair Board Officers Selected for 2019


2018 News Releases

June 14, 2018 | 2018 Merced County Fair a Success Filled with Tradition and Family Fun - June 14, 2018

May 24, 2018 | Opening Day Activities for the 2018 Merced County Fair - May 24, 2018

May 23, 2018 | Merced County Fair Food Drive Poised for Growth

April 28, 2018 | Fair Teams Up with City of Merced on Free Electronic Recycling Events

April 16, 2018 | Vicky Banaga and Kimber Rogina Reappointed to Board

April 9, 2018 | Now Accepting Competitive Entries for 2018 Fair; Entries Due May 3

January 24, 2018 | 2018 Merced County Fair Entertainment Line-Up Announced

January 9, 2018 | Merced County Fair Announces 2018 Board Officer Positions

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