The San Mateo County Fair Is Open! (Ticket GIVEAWAY)

(This post is sponsored by the San Mateo County Fair.)

It’s Summer! And there is no better place to experience summer than a fair!  Don’t you remember the sounds of carnival rides, the soft, huge stuffed animals, and smell of the funnel cake?  I know I do!  So, how about taking your kids to the San Mateo County Fair?  

Last Friday, I got a sneak peek behind-the-scenes tour of the fair and all it has to offer.  There are rides, races, animals, exhibits, games, treats and so much more!  I met with the Dana Stoehr, CEO and Justin Aquino, Fair Operations Manager and listened to them explain why they do what they do.  They have a true passion for creating family fun, and I could feel it as I walked through the fair!

So, grab your family and head over to the San Mateo County Fair, open now until Sunday, June 17th.  

We’ve got you covered – check out the information below and

visit our Facebook page today to enter to WIN TICKETS to the fair!

Fair location and hours:

1346 Saratoga Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403

Saturday and Sundays: 11:00am- 10:00pm

Monday- Friday: 12:00pm- 10:00pm

*Carnival closes one hour later each night.

The Fair’s Daily Features: 

Ag-Ventureland and Petting Zoo- get up close and personal with over 40 animals.

Brazilian Rainforest- meet George of the Jungle, a huge python and many more reptiles, birds, and invertebrates.

Black History Museum- learn about contributions that African Americans have made to our great country.

Butterfly Adventures- experience 400-500 butterflies and even feed them.

Captain Jack Spareribs- watch this magician, juggler, and comedian perform.

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei- enjoy highly skilled acrobatic performances. 

Drone Zone & First Robotics- try out the drone stimulator or watch the robotics competitors.

Fair Farm- Visit farm animals from 4-H participate and Future Farmers of America.

Hypnotist Kelli Karl- journey to the center of your mind. 

Pig Races- cheer on your racing pig.

Super Science and Fun with Physics- discover hands-on science.

Tapigami- experience masking tape art.

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Lost Child Prevention Program

When you purchase your tickets, ask for a complimentary lost child prevention program wristband. Then, write your name and phone number on the wristband so a fair associate can call you if your child wonders off to explore alone. 

Mother’s Tent

There are two breastfeeding and diaper changing areas: one near the kids’ carnival and one at the south end of the rainforest exhibit.

Healthy Dining Options

Ok, I suggest you try the cinnamons rolls (they were incredible!) but I understand you might be looking for healthier options for your family. Look for healthy dining symbols at participating concessions highlighting healthy options suggested by the San Mateo County Health System. 

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Don’t miss these 3 discounts…

Monday, June 11th is Kids Day, kids under 12 are FREE until 3pm.

Wednesday, June 13th is FREE til 3 Day, everyone is FREE until 3pm.

Thursday, June 14th is Three Dollars Thursday, adult, junior, and senior admission is $3 until 3pm and $3 tastes of the fair are available at participating food concession until 3pm. 

Check out the website for more daily discounts, features, and concert series!

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