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San Mateo County Fair

June 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

$10 – $40

Saturday 6/9: 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday 6/10: 11:00am-10:00pm
Monday 6/11: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday 6/12: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday 6/13: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday 6/14: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Friday 6/15: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday 6/16: 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday 6/17: 11:00am-10:00pm

*Carnival closes 1 hour later each night.

The nine-day fair represents a celebration of our community’s talent, interests, innovations and rich agricultural, and artistic heritage. This year’s theme “We Build the Fun.”

Highlights Include

The animals! Explore the reptiles and animals in the Rainforest Adventure. Cheer on the racing pigs. Visit the 4-H & FFA barn. Get up close with the animals in the Great American Petting Zoo.

Thousands of unique and creative exhibits entered by residents—everything from fine art, to quilts, flora and fauna, baked goods, creative DIY projects, and more. A stroll through the exhibit halls to peruse the community’s talents is a must for your fair visit.

Carnival rides—more than two dozen! Climb aboard the Ex-Scream Machine for a thrilling trip over the tracks. Or try the Freak Out, towering 70 feet high. For the littles there are fun rides, too, like the Tea Cups and the Bear Affair.

Are you hungry? Savor your fair favorites, including deep fried treats, funnel cakes, BBQ’s, pizzas, burgers, smoothies, ice creams, and more. However, there are healthy fair food choices on the menus! Several of food concessionaires participate in the healthy food fare at the San Mateo County Fair, a collaborative effort with the San Mateo County Public Health Nutrition.

Get ready to bust a move! Included with fair admission are free celebrity concerts and shows on the main stage in Fiesta Hall. San Mateo County Fair’s 2018 Concert Series final lineup is:

  • Sheila E. (June 9);
  • TLC (June 10);
  • Sugar Ray (June 13),
  • Pablo Cruise (June 14),
  • Average White Band (June 15),
  • John Michael Montgomery (June 16)

World-renowned Master Illusionist Peter Gossamer will perform on June 11 and 12.

Purchase Gold Circle Admission for a reserved seat for shows and early admission to the show hall.

The San Mateo County Fair—where tradition meets innovation!


June 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am
June 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$10 – $40


San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94403 United States
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(650) 574-3247