2018 Monterey County Fair, Coming Aug. 30-Sept. 3, in Monterey, Announces Special Admission Days During Run of Fair

MONTEREY, CA. (July 5, 2018) — Seniors, active duty military, veterans, college students, and children all get their special days at the Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Special days at the fair includes:

Seniors’ Day
Thursday, August 30
62 and better, free from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The fair opens at 11 a.m. (one hour earlier) on Seniors Day for seniors only. A Seniors Faire will be held in the Seaside Room from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. College students will pay only $5 after 5 p.m.

Military and Veteran’s Appreciation Day
Friday, August 31
Military, veterans and their dependents admitted free with valid ID. A Veterans Connect Faire will be held in the Seaside Room from noon to 3 p.m.

Junior Livestock Auction
10 a.m. Saturday, September 1

Fiesta Day
Sunday, September 2

Kids Day
Monday, September 3
Kids under 12 admitted free all day

Fair Hours:

Thursday-Sunday: 12 to 11 p.m.
Monday: 12 to 10 p.m.

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is located at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey.

About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road

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Our Address:
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940


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