Entertainment Abounds at this Year’s County Fair in Antioch

Thrilling Arena Events, a Free Concert Series, and Sea Lion Splash

Entertainment abounds at this year’s Contra Costa County Fair, May 31 – June 3 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch. This year’s Fair features ongoing daily shows, stock car racing, a free concert series, daily strolling shows, and boat trailer races.

The 2012 concert series features the Spazmatics on Thursday night at 6 and 8 pm and Nathan Owen Motown After Dark on Friday evening at 6 and 8 pm. On Saturday evening – it’s a night of Rock and Roll with Rockin’ Down the Highway (a tribute to the Doobie Brothers) at 5:30 pm; Cream of Clapton (a tribute to Eric Clapton) at 7:30 pm; and Blaze of Glory (a tribute to Bon Jovi) at 9:30 pm. On Sunday afternoon, find musical entertainment at the Main Stage with FRESH, and on the Fiesta Stage, enjoy a Hispanic Musical Celebration. All concerts are free with admission to the Fair.

For thrilling arena action, the Antioch Speedway will host two action-packed events! On Saturday, watch Stock Car Racing at the Speedway. Gates open at 5 pm, and racing begins at 6:30 pm. On Sunday, don’t miss the crashing and demolition at the Boat Trailer Races and the Roll Over Competition. Gates open at 5 pm, and destruction begins at 6 pm. Tickets are $6 per night, and tickets will be sold at the gate,. Price does not include admission to the Fair.

With 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.

Gates open at noon on Thursday and Friday, and at 11 am on Saturday and Sunday. Gates close each day at 11 pm. Advanced sale tickets are on sale now! Take advantage of early discounts and save money! .Advanced ticket sales are taking place now through May 30, and can be purchased at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch, on-line at www.ContraCostaFair.com, or at your nearby Walgreens.

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

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