- $17 for 30 ride tickets or one unlimited-ride pass ($30 value)
Fair-goers have a choice between 30 ride tickets or a wristband valid for unlimited admission to rides, which generally cost three to four tickets each. Festivities take place from May 28 to May 31. Admission to the fair is not included in this Groupon.
Contra Costa Fair
For more than 75 years, families have been traveling to the Contra Costa Fairgrounds for a day of entertainment. The 2015 fair boasts everything from livestock shows to stock-car races to live music from cover bands such as Cover Me Badd. Attendees can watch as woodcarvers create lifelike animals from large blocks of wood, release mallard ducks during the family-favorite duck races, and even touch and feed stingrays at the Sealife Encounter exhibit.
They can also get their thrills on the Midway of Fun carnival area’s various rides or take the little ones to the Kiddie Carnival for kid-approved fun that doesn’t involve eating paste. Dogs can get in on the fun, too, at the Splash Dogs dock-jumping competition for canines.
Midway of Fun
Midway of Fun makes sure that county fairs all over California and Nevada stay stocked with the kind of flashing, whirling fun that families have enjoyed for generations. A safety-focused team of pros sets up rides that range from sweet (Toon Town Train, Carousel, and Minions) to nail-biting (Zipper, Ranger, and spinning Vertigo). The team also sets up games and concession stands at locations across the state.
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