Contra Costa County Fair Starts May 31

Mark your calendar for this year’s Contra Costa County Fair, happening May 31 – June 3, 2012 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

This year’s theme is “Here Comes the Sun,” and we’ve got four days of fun planned for Fair-goers of all ages. The Contra Costa County Fair is the perfect place to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and hundreds of exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment and at affordable prices!

For entertainment, the Fair’s 2012 concert series features the Spazmatics, with 80’s hits; Nathan Owen Motown After Dark; Rockin’ Down the Highway; Cream of Clapton; and Blaze of Glory. Find musical entertainment at the Main Stage with FRESH, playing the best in Latino, Rock, R&B, and Hip Hop. On the Fiesta Stage, you’ll find a Hispanic Musical Celebration. All concerts are FREE with admission to the Fair.

While visiting the Fair, take time to see some of the other highlights – the jugglers, comedians, the hypnotist, Circus Imagination, and the Kids Pedal Tractor Pull. Or hop on a carnival ride, enjoy a delicious Fair treat, play a game on the mid-way, see the livestock exhibit, or stroll the Ag Museum.

For those interested in entering competitive exhibits, the Fair’s Exhibit Handbook is now on-line. The Fair is currently accepting paper entries, and on-line entries will be accepted beginning April 1 at

Gates open at noon on Thursday and Friday, and at 11 am on Saturday and Sunday. Gates close each day at 11 pm. Admission is $8 for adults (13 and older), $5 for seniors, $5 for children 6 to 12, and children five and under receive free admission.

Take advantage of discounts and pre-sales on tickets by purchasing your tickets early. Advanced ticket sales begin April 9. At that time, there will be discounts on daily admission and carnival wrist bands. For big savings, we’re also offering “Money Savings Monday,” where every Monday, beginning April 9, you can stop by the Fair Office and purchase a Family Fun Pack, which gives four 1-day Fair admission tickets, for only $20! Advanced sale tickets can be purchased at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, on-line at, or at your nearby Walgreens (May 11 – 30).

The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds is located at 1201 West 10th Street, Antioch, CA 94509. For directions, event details or general information, visit or call the Fair Office at (925) 757-4400.

No Comments so far.

Leave a Reply