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May 16-19, 2024

Hello Salinas Valley Fair Friends and Family,

We are so excited to celebrate 80 years of the Salinas Valley Fair, May 16-19! The Salinas Valley Fair Board of Directors and Staff have been planning another amazing Fair.

This year's Fair theme is "Golden Hills & Fair Time Thrills." The Fair will be filled with your favorite things, such as 4H and FFA livestock, cookies, photos, and so much more. Take a stroll down Garden Lane, pop into the Home Arts Building, and visit our barns to see what our talented exhibitors are up to!

Alongside all of our exhibits, we bring a full week of family-friendly activities and entertainment. Bring the whole family, young and old, for Kids' Holaday on Thursday, Seniors Day on Friday, or Armed Forces Day on Saturday. Each day in the Stampede Arena, we will feature new and exciting entertainment options, along with our Kids Zone and shopping area! Before you leave, don't forget to enjoy any of our traditional Fair foods - corn dogs, cotton candy, funnel cakes, or a giant cinnamon roll.

Thank you for your continued support of the Salinas Valley Fair! We are truly grateful for all of our exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, staff, and supporters and look forward to seeing you at this year's Salinas Valley Fair.

Lauren Hamilton

Our President's Welcome

Welcome to the 80th Annual Salinas Valley Fair!

It is an honor to serve as the 2024 Salinas Valley Fair Board President. Our Fair theme fits The Valley, as we celebrate "Golden Hills & Fair Time Thrills." Come join the Fair festivities May 16-19. We'll be featuring some of our favorites like Tucker Petting Zoo, Happy Day Pony Rides, and our famous Trackless Train.

The Longbranch Saloon has a new line up featuring American Mile, Tommy Moon Band, and the Harper Canyon Band! Our Steinbeck Stage also has some exciting acts: Micro Wrestling, Mariachi Divas, and my favorite, Outlaw Mariachi. Stroll over to the Family Lawn and watch Sea Lion Splash. The sea lions are out and about, playing all day in between shows. The Butterfly Kingdom is open all day for everyone to stroll through, feed a butterfly on your way in, and learn all about their kingdom. Parents with kids are going to enjoy hanging out in the Mind Works exhibit, where kids can play and parents can take a rest!

The Stampede Arena will be showcasing the Flat Track Motorcycle Race, Truck & Tractor Pulls, and a country concert Saturday featuring Maddie & Tae. Grab your tickets online before the show sells out!

Thank you all that help to make this event happen!

Frank Lopez
Fair Board President

Golden Hills & Fair Time Thrills

Theme Winner: Allie Cullen

Allie was born and raised in King City and has attended the Salinas Valley Fair almost every year of her life! Her oldest daughter shows swine, making her favorite part of the Fair Showmanship and Market Competitions, where you get to see the kids who have worked so hard in action. Allie's favorite Fair food is the cinnamon rolls, and she thinks about them all year long.

Allie was so excited to have her theme idea picked. Even though the last two years of rain have made our hills greener than usual this area has always been known for its golden hills.

Special Days + Daily Admission

Thursday, May 16: Kids' Holaday | Sponsored By: Holaday Seed Company
Free admission to all children 12 and under

Friday, May 17: Senior Day & Special Kids Day | Sponsored By: RC Farms & King City Rotary Club
Free admission to adults 60 and over
Free admission to special education tour groups

Saturday, May 18: Armed Forces Day | Sponsored By: A&G Pumping
Free admission to all active duty military personnel and their dependents, military civilian employees, and military contractors with military ID

Sunday, May 19: Dia Del Hispano | Sponsored By: Bassetti Farms

Daily Fair Admission
Youth (6-17) $8
Adults $12
Seniors (60+) $8
Children (5 & Under) FREE

Parking $20

Save on Carnival Passes!
Purchase your all day carnival wristband for only $30 at the Salinas Valley Fair Office, Mechanics Bank, and GTS Tax Service before May 15th.

Advanced Fair Discount
Buy a Family 4-Pack for $32 before May 15th, while supplies last.

Grand Tasting
Join us for our Grand Tasting featuring award-winning wines! Tickets are on sale for $40 (included Fair Admission) before May 16th and $40 at the door (does not include Fair Admission).

More Information
Gate Open Daily: 11AM - 10PM
Fair Closes: 12AM Thursday - Friday | 10:00PM Sunday

Contact Us!
831-385-3243 | 625 Division Street, King City, CA 93930

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