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Five Days Of Fun Coming In June!

Merced County Fair returns with hits after a long, two-year hiatus


After a two-year hiatus, the Merced County Fair is thrilled to announce its official return this summer with an in-person fair filled with carnival rides, live music, action-packed Grandstand shows, community performers, still and livestock exhibits, fair food and more.

The 2022 Merced County Fair will take place June 8-12 and will feature an incredible line-up for the FREE Outdoor Theatre Concert Series presented by Coors Light, as well as the Grandstand shows presented by Coors Light, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Save Mart and FoodMaxx. 

Tickets for the Merced County Fair will go on sale later this month. 

“We are beyond thrilled for the return of the Merced County Fair after two years of modified operations,” said Teresa Burrola, CEO of the Merced County Fair. “We have greatly missed our community, and we know they have missed our fair. It will be a wonderful reunion to kick-off the summer for our community, complete with all the fair favorites: food, carnival rides, exhibits, concerts, community performances, our beloved tractor parade and so much more. We hope to see all of you at the fairgrounds June 8-12.” 

From a returning country star to groovy jams, there’s plenty of music that everyone is sure to enjoy. All Outdoor Theatre concerts begin at 8:30 p.m., and are free with paid fair admission. 


You can always count on action-packed excitement in the Grandstands each fair and this year they’re more thrilling than ever. Fair Management is expecting big crowds for the return of our Grandstand shows, proudly sponsored by Coors Light, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Save Mart and FoodMaxx. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and admission is $5, except for opening day, which is FREE with your paid fair admission. Children 5 years or younger are free (both fair admission and Grandstand) with a paid adult ticket. 

There’s also plenty of other free entertainment for the family to enjoy once inside the gates of the Merced County Fair such as the Coors Light Stage and Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Center Stage (formerly Bear Creek Plaza). New this year in the Sunshine Family Lane Area is the Pee Wee Stampede, where kids will put on a show and participate in mock rodeo events while the crowd cheers them on! Fairgoers will also be able to enjoy the return of the daily Tractor Parade, Discovering Science Exhibit, Petting Zoo and more. 

Grandstand Entertainment 

7 p.m. nightly during Fair 

• June 8: Auto Racing (FREE)

• June 9:  Destruction Derby 

• June 10: Tractor Pull 

• June 11: Bull Riding Tour 

• June 12: Gran Jaripeo 

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