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Fun at the Contra Costa County Fair This Weekend!

Exciting arena events, an ongoing concert series, Sea Lion Splash, daily contests, carnival rides, livestock, exhibits and more - all happening at the Contra Costa Fair this weekend.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? How about a visit to the Contra Costa County Fair – happening through Sunday at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch?

With four days of fun planned for Fair-goers of all ages, the Contra Costa County
Fair is the perfect place to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, carnival
rides, barns full of animals, and hundreds of exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment.

The Fair’s concert series features the Spazmatics on Thursday night; Nathan Owen Motown After Dark on Friday evening; and Rockin’ Down the Highway (a tribute to the Doobie Brothers), Cream of Clapton (a tribute to Eric Clapton), and Blaze of Glory (a tribute to Bon Jovi) on Saturday evening.  On Sunday afternoon, find musical entertainment at the Main Stage with FRESH, and on the Fiesta Stage, enjoy a Hispanic Musical Celebration. All concerts are free with admission to the Fair.

Arena events take place on Saturday and Sunday evenings. On Saturday, watch Stock Car Racing at the Speedway. On Sunday, don’t miss the crashing and demolition at the Boat Trailer Races and the Roll-Over Competition. Cost is $6 per event, and tickets to these events are sold at the gate on the night of the event.  

While visiting the Fair, take time to see some of the many daily events – the Sea Lion Splash, Magic on the Midway, Tyzen the Hypnotist, Jeremy the Juggler, Dr. Solar’s Magic Show, Wild West Express Cowboys, and Circus Imagination. 
Or hop on a carnival ride, enjoy a delicious Fair treat, play a game on
the mid-way, see the livestock exhibit, or stroll the Ag Museum.

Gates open at noon on Thursday and Friday, and at 11 am on Saturday and Sunday. Gates close each day at 11 pm. Admission is $8 for adults (13 and older), $5 for seniors, $5 for children 6 to 12, and children five and under are free.

The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds is located at 1201 West 10th Street in Antioch. For directions, a complete schedule of events, or general information, visit www.ContraCostaFair.com or call the Fair Office at (925) 757-4400.

We’ll see you at the Fair!

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william michael geltz June 02, 2012 at 04:05 PM
The Art displays were great this year,and organized beautifully. Everything neat and clean.Good food,Good music and attractions.The animal section,clean and neat,Good rides,Thank you for a Great Fair this year. W.Michael Geltz
Jim Caroompas June 03, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Wish I could have made it to the boat trailer demolition derby!
Craig Cannon June 06, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Best fair ever this year!

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