School tour days at the Contra Costa County Fair

Applications now available to schools and teachers – deadline is May 21

Each year, more than 1,500 elementary school students spend a fun-filled day at the Contra Costa County Fair’s School Tour Day. It’s a free field trip to the Fair for students in Contra Costa County schools in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade – and is designed to celebrate and educate!

This year, there are two school tour days to choose from – Thursday, May 30, or Friday, May 31, from 9 am to noon. Applications are now available and due by Tuesday, May 21. Teachers are required to fill out an application for their students and chaperones.

The 2013 School Tour Day will include live animal shows, livestock education and demonstrations, community exhibits, and tours of the Mangini Agricultural Museum. Entertainment acts during the tour include Wild About Monkeys, Circus Imagination, Jeremy the Juggler, Tyzen the Hypnotist, and Skip Banks the Balloon Man. Additionally, all visitors are invited to picnic in the Fairgrounds Front Park.

To reserve your space at the 2013 School Tour Day, fill out an application and register by Tuesday, May 21. Applications are available at the Fairgrounds Office in Antioch, by calling the Fairgrounds Office at (925) 757-4400, or by visiting the website at All Contra Costa County schools, grades K-5, are invited to attend.

This year’s Contra Costa County Fair is May 30 – June 2. For information, visit or call the Fair Office at (925) 757-4400.

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