The Monterey County Fair & Event Center Welcomes New Employee to the Team


MONTEREY, CA. – March 16, 2023 – The Monterey County Fair & Event Center (MCFEC) is pleased to announce that Skylar Stamey has joined the MCFEC team as the new Events Coordinator, bringing a seasoned background in communications and event management.

Skylar graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa with a B.S. in Communications, and held various event management and marketing positions for the Golden State Theatre in Monterey, Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, and Blue Note Hawaii in Honolulu.

Skylar will take on the role of managing all MCFEC event bookings, including weddings, family gatherings, corporate events, concerts, and festivals.

Having grown up in an artistic family, Skylar naturally developed a passion for music and dance at the age of 4, and still carries that passion with her today. “I look forward to working with a variety of artists, families, and groups as they plan their ideal event at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center,” said Skylar Stamey, Event Coordinator of Monterey County Fair & Event Center. “It’s always been a dream to live in Monterey and now I get to pursue my passion while enjoying the beauty of the Central Coast.”

“We are thrilled to have Skylar join our team, and believe that her experience will be invaluable to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center,” said Kelly Violini, Chief Executive Officer of Monterey County Fair & Event Center. “

Please join us in welcoming Skylar to the MCFEC team. We look forward to her contributions and wish her every success in her new role.” Please direct any personal congratulations or inquiries regarding MCFEC event opportunities to Skylar at



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.


About Western Fairs Association

The Western Fairs Association (WFA) was founded in 1922 and is a nonprofit trade association serving the fair industry throughout the western United States and Canada. The association’s primary purpose is to assist in maintaining the highest professional standards within the fair industry through a voluntary network of individuals and organizations. The primary objective of Western Fairs Association is to promote the prosperity of fairs through educational activities, training programs and legislative advocacy.