Located In The Heart Of

Monterey, California

Welcome To The

Monterey County Fairgrounds

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center  is a twenty-two acre, state-owned venue located in the heart of Monterey, California. Our grounds boasts two outdoor performance stages, sprawling lawns, concessions kitchens, barns, and seven rentable halls.

Easily accessible off of either HWY 1 or HWY 68, we are also just blocks from the Monterey Bike Trail and only a 10 minute drive to downtown Monterey, Cannery Row, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Carmel.

Monterey Fairgrounds Wedding Setup
Public Events at the Monterey County Fairgrounds

Public & Private

Event Rentals

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center offers 30,000 square feet of indoor building space, two outdoor concert venues, an on-site RV park and sprawling lawns throughout.

Our entire complex is a twenty-two acre, state owned venue located in the City of Monterey County.

For more information please contact our Sales & Event Coordinator at (831) 372.5863 or send us a message here.

2024 Fair

Barn To Be Wild

Five days of great Fair fun returns this August 29 – September 2. Enjoy rides, concerts, rodeo, fair food and carnival fun!

Online entry is now open for all competitive exhibits departments.

Barn To Be Wild

Upcoming Events

Current Month
Horse Racing

Satellite Wagering

Monterey Bay Race Place

The Monterey Bay Race Place is Monterey’s premier satellite wagering facility. Conveniently located on the Monterey County Fair Grounds and Event Center, the Monterey Bay Race Place broadcasts over 12 tracks and hosts racing events & promotions throughout the year. Come down and make the Monterey Bay Race Place your new satellite wagering hub.

RV Park

At The Monterey County Fairgrounds

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center RV Park offers the convenience of RV parking in the heart of Monterey. Our park is close to restaurants and shopping; just blocks from the beach and the Monterey bike path and only a few miles from downtown Monterey, Cannery Row, Pacific Grove and Carmel. The RV Park is easily accessible off of Highway 1 and 68.

RV Park