San Mateo County Fair

Where tradition meets Innovation

JUNE 3-11, 2023

The San Mateo County Event Center is excited to bring you the 88th Annual San Mateo County Fair from June 3-11, 2023 (closed on June 5 & 6). In its 85+ year history, the San Mateo County Fair has brought together the community for live entertainment, competitive events, unique food, arts & educational exhibits, magnificent floral and garden creations, livestock and agricultural exhibits, and an exciting, fun-filled carnival for all ages.

As the fair has evolved over the years, the event continues to honor and reflect on our county's history while looking towards the future, embracing the traditions of our community, competition, education, and fun.

The San Mateo County Fair has a rich tradition in our community, and we are proud to help promote the quality and diverse exhibits and entertainment and serve as a creative platform that inspires curiosity, creativity, and enjoyment for all attendees. Make sure to follow the San Mateo County Fair at @SanMateoCoFair to share your adventures!

San Mateo County Fair Tickets

San Mateo County Fair tickets are now on sale! Make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time.

The pricing below is valid until June 2, 2023, and is subject to change. Please note the fair is closed on June 5 & 6, 2023.

San Mateo County Fair


Adult $15.00
Youth (6-12) $10.00
Senior (62 & Over) $10.00
Active Military N/A
Child (5 & Under) FREE
Parking N/A

Unlimited Rides Wristband
(sold separately)


Carnival closes 1 hour after the Fair.

Fairgrounds Location

The San Mateo County Fair is located at the San Mateo County Event Center at 1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, California 94403.

Fair Activities

Free Activities Galore! Once you are inside the San Mateo County Fair, all of these activities are free! Learn more about all the other free fair activities at the San Mateo County Fair!

Free Concert Line-Up

Join the San Mateo County Fair for their Concert Series presented by Safeway. All concerts are free with admission!

What are the dates of the San Mateo County Fair?

The San Mateo County Fair runs from June 3-11, 2023 (closed on June 5 & 6).

How much is parking?

Parking is $15 available at the gate.

Can you bring water to the San Mateo County Fair?

External food and beverage are not allowed to be brought into the fairgrounds. Individuals who have special dietary needs due to a medical condition are allowed small coolers to accommodate such needs.

Is the San Mateo County Fair ADA-accessible?

ADA-accessible tables are located in the main food area, and all exhibit halls are ADA-accessible to guests with disabilities. Accessible parking spaces have been designated in the Guest parking lot for guests displaying a valid disabled placard or license plate. For more questions about accommodations, please call 650-574-3247.

Are service animals allowed?
Service animals are welcome at the San Mateo County Fair on a leash at all times. 


Plan Your Stay

During your visit to the San Mateo County Fair, you will have plenty of hotel options for you and your family to make it a fun getaway. Take advantage of these great hotel deals and book your staycation today!

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