“For 75 years, the fair has been an essential thread in the fabric of our community,” said Fair CEO Lori Marshall. “While the world has changed dramatically since 1936, the appeal of the county fair endures. It truly is a great American tradition and a wonderful way to kick off the summer.”
Residents can see more than 100 exhibits showcasing the talents of Contra Costa County residents in categories such as homemade wines, fine art, horticulture, livestock and more. And all for just $8.
You can enjoy attractions such as The Movie Stunt Adventure, an interactive feature that puts you in the action, and be entertained by the family-friendly cowboy comedy troupe Fables of the West.
Between carnival rides and exhibits, you can enjoy a stellar musical lineup that includes tribute bands paying homage to Taylor Swift, Guns N’ Roses and Def Leppard on Saturday.
This year, the fair offers a host of ways to get in free or at a deep discount, including:
• Volunteer at one of the fair’s exhibits and get one free ticket, good any day.
• Get a $3 discount on admission for riding the bus to the fair.
• Buy tickets early and save on admission and ride wristbands.
The fair runs through June 5 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St. in Antioch. Admission is $8 for adults; $5 for kids 6-12; and $5 for seniors Children 5 and under are admitted at no charge. The fair runs Friday from noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For the full entertainment schedule or general inquiries, call 925-757-4400 or visit www.contracostafair.com.