Merced County Fair announces 2024 Grandstand lineup

Buy One, Get One FREE tickets at O’Reilly Auto Parts


The Merced County Fair has announced its action-packed lineup for the 2024 Grandstand Entertainment presented by Table Mountain Casino Resort, Coors Light, Save Mart and O’Reilly Auto Parts.

“In a matter of weeks, the Grandstand will be filled with nightly action-packed shows at the 2024 Merced County Fair,” said Teresa Burrola, CEO of the Merced County Fair. “With the fantastic new offer of the ‘Buy One, Get One Free’ Grandstand event tickets available at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores, we anticipate a packed house each night.”

All Grandstand shows begin at 7 p.m., except on Sunday for the Jaripeo which will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Admission into the Grandstand is $5; children 5 years or younger can enter the Grandstand for free with a paid adult ticket. Fair admission must be purchased to attend the Grandstand shows.

NEW this year, Fairgoers have the opportunity to save on their Grandstand entertainment by purchasing a “Buy One, Get One Free” Grandstand Event ticket at Merced or Atwater O’Reilly Auto Parts stores until June 4.

The 2024 Merced County Fair presented by Valley Children’s Healthcare will take place June 5-9.

Tickets to the Fair are on sale now on the Fair’s website, or at the Merced County Fair’s Office on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Merced, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Plus, learn even more ways to save on your trip to the Fair online at

Merced Speedway Auto Racing event
Wednesday, June 5 & Thursday, June 6

Rev your engines and race down to the Grandstand for some action-packed Auto Racing kicks off the Fair on Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6 Check out the fastest, smoothest dirt track in the Central Valley with a shady area for viewing. More information online at:

Valley Tractor Pullers’ Tractor Pull competition
Friday, June 7

If you’ve ever wondered what a tractor can do, the Valley Tractor Pullers’ Tractor Pull is here to show you! Join us for the excitement on Friday, June 7 to witness their Tractor Pull haul everything from 4,000 to 12,000 lb. sleds — using heavy duty pick-up trucks, classic tractors and their new Modern Sled. More information online at:

Destruction Derby
Saturday, June 8

Prepare for an evening of car-crunching action as Destruction Derby takes over the Grandstands on Saturday, June 8! If you enjoy seeing things get demolished, then you won’t want to miss these drivers crash their vehicle into one another! The last driver whose vehicle is still running – WINS! More information online at:

Gran Cierre de Ferria con Jaripeo Tremendo
Sunday, June 9

Closing out the Grandstand is Jaripeo Tremendo with bull riding, dancing horses, banda music and more! Show starts at 6:30 p.m. More information online at:

About The Fair:

This year marks the 132nd year of operation for the Merced County Fair.

The Fair, first founded in 1891, represents the 35th District Agricultural Association. The fair’s mission statement outlines that it “promises to meet the needs of our community by providing a fun, safe venue to celebrate our area’s agricultural heritage, discover new technology and be entertained.”

The Fair annually welcomes nearly 70,000 people from throughout Merced County and beyond to attend the five-day fair each June. Members of the Board of Directors include: President, Luis Lara; First Vice President, Mark Erreca; Second Vice President, Emily Haden; Vicky Banaga, Lori Gallo; Mark N. Pazin; Kim Rogina; and Carol Sartori-Silva. Teresa Burrola heads up the daily operations in her role as CEO.

For more information about the Merced County Fair, please visit online at:

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