Public Events

Public Events

Public Events

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a twenty-two acre, state owned venue located in the City of Monterey, CA. Our venue offers 30,000 square feet of indoor building space, two outdoor concert venues, an on-site RV park and sprawling lawns. For more information please contact our Sales & Event Coordinator at (831) 372-5863.

Events We've Hosted

1967 Monterey International Pop Festival

1967 Monterey International  Pop Festival

Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Cal Roots Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds

Cali Roots Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds

Monterey Jazz Festival

Bacon Fest

Monterey Bacon Fest 

Monterey Beer Festival

Monterey Beer Festival

Event Facilities

Pattee Arena

Pattee Arena

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

Jack Peyton Stage

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

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

Permanent Food Booth

Food Booths

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

Barns & Auction Ring

Barns & Auction Ring

Ideal for livestock and animal shows.

Carnival Grounds

carnival grounds

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

Monterey Room

Private Event

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

Max. Capacity: 1,000

Salinas Room

Salinas Room

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

King City Room

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

Max. Capacity: 1,000

Seaside Room

Seaside Room

7,000 square feet, carpeted, P/A system, built-in bar

Max. Capacity: 300

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.

Contact Us

We’re excited to hear from you! You can send us a message 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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