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Good Old Fashioned Fun

Sometimes the best memories stem from our childhood. For me, one of those memories that I forever cherish is my family’s annual outing to the Monterey County Fair. From pony rides to every food imaginable available on a stick, winning a lucky goldfish to rides that made me dizzy for days – my fair experiences are forever etched in my mind.


Photo Courtesy of Monterey County Fair

This year the Monterey County Fair is celebrating its 80th Anniversary and to honor this incredible milestone, the Monterey County Fair & Event Center has planned a jammed packed celebration running August 31 through September 5, 2016.


Photo Courtesy of Monterey County Fair

Free concerts with admission will be running throughout the entire time featuring well know bands including Asleep at the Wheel, Journey Revisited, War and the Shane Dwight Band. In addition, each day will feature a special theme including:

    • 8/31 CSUMB Kids’ Day with Kids 12 & Under Free All Day
    • 9/1 Villa Serra Seniors’ Day with Seniors 62 & Better Free until 3pm
    • 9/2 Military & Veteran’s Appreciation Day with Military/Veterans Free with Valid ID
    • 9/3 Junior Livestock Auction Day
    • 9/4 Fiesta Day
    • 9/5 First Responders Day with Firefights & Law Enforcers Free with Badge or Valid ID



Photo Courtesy of Monterey County Fair

So pick your favorite day or days, and celebrate 80 Years of Fair Fun with your family and friends…and make sure to have a fried Twinkie for me!

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