ABOUT SAN MATEO FAIR:
The theme of the 2019 Fair is “Celebrating the Best of the Bay” and runs June 8 through June 16th.
The award-winning San Mateo County Fair is the Peninsula’s premier community event for family fun and entertainment.
Kangaroos will be hopping. Disco fans will be donning headphones. Friends will be snapping selfies. Glass art will be created from fire. Roaming percussionists will be drumming on trash cans. Pigs will be racing. Chinese acrobats will be balancing. Butterflies will be flittering. Drones will be flying. Cows will be mooing. Rides will be twirling. And, food for every palate will be frying.
VIDEO #5: SELFIES MUSEUM
Date: Thursday, June 13th @ 1:30pm was our fifth Facebook live video.
VIDEO #4: PIGGIE RACES!
Date: Wednesday June 12th @ 1:30pm was our fourth Facebook live video.
Why? These popular little Piggie races from the Southern states will steal your heart. What’s not to love!
VIDEO #3: YUMMY MEXICAN FOOD!
Date: Tuesday, June 11th @ 1PM was our third Facebook Live video @ San Mateo Fair.
What: Tons of delicious foods are served here, but it’s the Mexican plates that’s our favorites!
Have you tried a fried avocado taco? Me neither! We got to sample this famous dish at Noel’s, one of the most popular food stands at the Fair. They always draw a crowd; just look at the lines here at the Fair!
VIDEO #2: TROPICAL POLYNESIAN MUSIC & DANCING!
Date: Sunday June 9th at 3:30PM was our second Facebook Live video @ San Mateo Fair!
What: We celebrated the rich culture of Pacific Islands residents! @pacificislandstogether created a day filled with great performances, educational exhibits and more!
VIDEO #1: CAN KANGAROOS REALLY BOX?
Date: June 8th @ 7pm Facebook live video of new “AUSSIE KINGDOM”.
What: We brought the outback to you! Kangaroos & Australia’s adorable animals are the newest attraction. You’ll get close to kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies and baby joeys!
Concerts for 2019:
All shows are free with fair admission on a space-available basis.
This year’s concert series features:
Morris Day & The Time (June 8);
Air Supply (June 9);
Queen Nation – A Tribute to the Music of Queen (June 10);
Petty & The Heartshakers – A Tom Petty Tribute Band (June 11);
Sir Mix-A-Lot (June 12);
Better Than Ezra (June 13);
The Commodores (June 14);
98° (June 15) and
Dia de la Feria bands (June 16).
For those who are unable to obtain a seat in the concert hall, or prefer their music outside, fair guests can enjoy the concerts at a nearby outdoor stage where the shows will be broadcast on a jumbo screen. Gold Circle tickets (reserved seats) for Air Supply, 98° and Dia de la Feria are not available, but free indoor seating and outdoor seating is offered on a space-available basis.
Visit sanmateocountyfair.com to buy discount and fair time tickets. #SMCF2019.
Admission and unlimited ride wristbands will be available for purchase during the run of the fair, but at regular price.
Discount (in advance) and regular (during fair) prices are:
• Adult Admission: $15.
• Junior (ages 6 – 12) Admission: $10.
• Senior (age 62 and over): $8.
• Unlimited ride wristbands (good any day): $30 good any one day Monday through Thursday, and $35 good any one day Friday through Sunday
Season passes are also on sale. Season passes will only be available on a pre-sale basis—season passes will not be sold during the run of the fair. Season passes, good for all nine days of the fair, are $45 for adults ($135 value), $30 for juniors ages 6-12 ($90 value), and $30 for seniors age 62+ ($72 value).
For concert lovers, Gold Circle admission is also discounted in advance, and is just $40 (all ages). Gold Circle tickets include admission to the fair and reserved seating at the night’s concert in Fiesta Hall. Gold Circle tickets purchased during fair time are $45.
“Fairgoers are encouraged to take advantage of the buy-in-advance savings, but time is running out,” said Dana Stoehr, chief executive officer of the San Mateo County Event Center and Fair. Discounted tickets can be purchased online at sanmateocountyfair.com or in person at the San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware (weekday business hours) now through June 7. The 2019 San Mateo County Fair opens for its annual 9-day run on Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m.