Without carnivals, grownups could only relive their childhoods by wearing oversize trench coats and pretending to be two kids pretending to be an adult. Step right up to this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $24 for four one-day admission tickets (up to a $48 value)
- $45 for one 10-day admission season pass (up to a $120 value), which may be split between visitors and used on multiple days
The fair, running from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 21, will feature live performances from Huey Lewis and The News, Weird Al Yankovic, Hinder, and Clay Walker, among others. Carnival rides, monster-truck shows, destruction derbies, art competitions, and animal exhibits and are also on the schedule. View the fair hours. Children age 6 and younger are admitted for free. The season pass is a punch card good for 10-day admission to the fair.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Stanislaus County Fair
Very few people alive today can remember a time when the Stanislaus County Fair wasn’t around. The 10-day summer festival began humbly in 1911 as the Melon Carnival, but expanded throughout the decades in length and notoriety, with California recognizing its Arch Gate as a State Point of Historical Interest in 1999.
The fair’s headlining acts complement entertainment on secondary stages, whose performances range from community square dancing shows to canine daredevil acts. Meanwhile in the carnival area, visitors shoot down sudden rollercoaster drops and spin in dizzying circles, as tots frolic on size-appropriate kiddie rides and plot ways to turn their classrooms into zero-gravity chambers. Broncos attempt to buck riders to the ground in the rodeo, whereas those who prefer mechanical steeds can check out monster-truck shows, motocross contests, and motorcycle daredevils.