Modern families gather around the television at night, much like earlier families gathered around the radio and even earlier families gathered around a burning stack of their enemies' clothes. Come together with this GrouponLive deal to the Santa Clara County Fair, which takes place at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds from Thursday, August 2, to Sunday, August 5. See the full schedule here. Choose from the following options:
- For $8, you get two adult admissions to the fair (up to a $16 value).
- For $12, you get two adult admissions and two children's admissions (up to a $26 value).
- For $14, you get four adult admissions to the fair (up to a $32 value).
- For $16, you get one admission to the Demolition Derby on Saturday, August 4, at 5 p.m., which includes admission to the fair (up to a $33 value).
Children 5 and younger receive free admission.
Guests walking through the Santa Clara County Fair's main entrance are immediately greeted by a delightful barrage of sights, sounds, and aromas. To the right, merchants hawk their goods in the shopping area, and looming ahead the kids' zone, animals, petting zoo, and carnival rides stand ready to fill minds with memories. Themed-events such as Senior Day and Country Music Day on Friday complement live performances throughout the four-day festival, including a set from country singers Jessie James and Matt Stillwell on Friday, a demolition derby on Saturday, and performances by sea lions and a hypnotist every day. Attendees can also compete in a variety of events, such as a mother-daughter look-alike pageant on Thursday or a Lego building contest on Friday, in which contestants compete for the chance to build the next robot president. Meal options are also available throughout various outposts of the fair.
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.