County fairs help residents celebrate their shared accomplishments, whether the community just grew the state's largest pumpkin or annexed a smaller, weaker neighboring county. Celebrate civics with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $8 for two adult tickets (up to a $16 value)
- $16 for four adult tickets (up to a $32 value)
- $12 for two adult tickets and two child tickets (up to a $26 value)
- $16 for one ticket to the demolition derby and fair (up to a $33 value)
On August 1–4, the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds will fill with food vendors, hypnotists, magicians, animals, rides, and musicians for this year's installment of the annual rite of passage. Two of the fair's main attractions occur on Saturday: the demolition derby comes crashing to life at 5 p.m., shortly before '80s pop mainstays Wang Chung give the night a much-needed synthesizer soundtrack. To view the full schedule, click here.
Santa Clara County Fair
Each summer, flocks of people migrate to the Santa Clara County Fair for four days of music, food, and entertainment. Although it has its roots in the agricultural achievements of generations of rancheros and orchard workers, the annual celebration still knows how to draw modern crowds; this year, organizers booked everything from magic and hypnotism acts to a sea lion demonstration and a demolition derby. Of course, they haven't forgotten what made fairs great in the first place; attendees can also expect fair staples such as plentiful food, twirling rides, and live performances from national headline acts and well-known Bay bands.