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Below is a listing of our facility features, capacities and services. You can download our current Promoter Packet to get further information on requirements for holding a public event on our grounds. For more information please contact our Sales & Event Coordinator at (831) 372.5863 or email us here.


Pattee Arena

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28,000 square foot outdoor arena ideal for large concerts, rodeos and horse shows. Elevated seating on both sides of the stage and three dressing rooms.
Seated capacity: 5,800 Standing Capacity: 10,000.

 

Jack Payton Stage

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Ideal for small outdoor concerts and festivals. Rental includes 4 sets of bleachers, 30 benches, and 3 small dressing rooms.
Max capacity: 2,500


Manicured Lawns

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Provide the ideal setting for festivals, picnics and car shows.


Permanent Food Booths

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Seven permanent food booths each with different amenities including ovens, deep fryers, refrigerators and freezers.


Vendor Arcade "Outdoor commercial area"

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42 vendor booths ideal for Farmer’s Markets and craft vendors during festivals.


Barns & Auction Ring

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Ideal for livestock and animal shows.


Carnival Grounds

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Ideal for Carnivals and Circuses. Can also be used for event parking.


Monterey Room

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7,000 square feet, carpeted, permanent dance floor, P/A system & built-in bar.
Max. Capacity: 1,000


Monterey Kitchen

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Large commercial kitchen


Salinas Room

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7,000 square feet, non-carpeted, tall vaulted ceilings, electrical drop boxes and built-in P/A system.
Max. Capacity: 1,000


King City Room

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7,000 square feet, non-carpeted, vaulted ceilings, electrical drop boxes and built-in P/A system.
Max. Capacity: 1,000


East Art, West Art & Craft Rooms

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Small 1,500 square foot non-carpeted rooms ideal for classroom environment and seminars.


Events Management Building & Ticketing Windows

Small office space and 4 ticket windows located near Gate 5. Ideal for event management headquarters.

Ticket Booths

Located at gates 3 and 5.
The following lists just a few artists that have graced the stages on our grounds over the years:
1967 Monterey Pop Festival: The Jimi Hendrix Experience,
The Who
Ravi Shankar
Janis Joplin
Otis Redding
The Mamas & the Papa and Jefferson Airplane 
Huey Lewis and the news
Trace Adkins
Randy Travis
Heart
Loverboy
Alabama
Santana
Tony Bennett
Harry Connick Jr.
Aretha Franklin
Lifehouse
Further
Bob Dylan
Bob Hope
Juice Newton
Louis Armstrong
Etta James
B.B. King
Dizzy Gillespie
The Judds
Wynonna Judd (solo tour)
Frankie Valli
Billie Holiday
Buddy Rich
Michael McDonald
James Brown
Hank Williams Jr. 
SOJA
J-Boog
Just Chill
Pepper
The Expendables
The Green
Fortunate Youth
Slightly Stoopid
Rebelution
Matisyahu
Mumford & Sons – one of only 4 US stops on the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Tour
Gallagher
Blitzen Trapper
The Hold Steady
Okkervil River
Passion Pit
The Antlers
Neko Case
MGMT 
Modest Mouse
Diana Krall
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club
Gregory Porter
George Benson


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Event Request Form

Looking to book your next event at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center? Use our online form to submit your event information directly. 

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Contact Us

We're excited to hear from you! You can contact us via our Contact Page. If you'd prefer to give us a ring you can always call us at:
Main: (831) 372-5863
RV Direct: (831) 717-7167

Our Address:
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940
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Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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