Your Guide to the Award-winning Marin County Fair

The award-winning Marin County Fair is the biggest community celebration of the summer. You will find everything you could want in a traditional country fair – concerts, contests, shows, demonstrations, food, animals, rides, games and fireworks. But it doesn’t stop there! 2013 marks the 72th anniversary of the Marin County Fair and it will feature fascinating exhibits and interactive displays.

Mark your calendar now and we’ll see you at the Fair, Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7!

Can I Find Out About the Fair Online?

Yes, before and during the Fair you can check out the 2013 Fair web site and on Facebook. The site will keep you up-to-date on all the upcoming exhibits and entertainment so you can plan where you want to be each day of the Fair.

Just visit and for the latest Fair videos and news.

How Much Does It Cost?

Marin County Fair admission is only $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and children ages 4-12. Children under 4 are free. The Fair is a one-price gate – 28 fun carnival rides, interesting exhibits, spectacular firework displays, first-rate concerts and exciting attractions are free with your gate admission. It’s a family entertainment value that can’t be beat!

Cash or Credit?

You can use your Visa or MasterCard for admission at the Main Gate, Lagoon Park Gate or Embassy Suites Bridge Gate. And, if you want cash for souvenirs or any of the delicious food stands, you can get it at the four ATM machines on the fairgrounds. Indulge yourself at 35 booths with appetizing cuisine ranging from corn dogs and ice cream to barbecued turkey and vegan specialties. You can also browse and shop at 150 booths for unique gifts, artwork, plus one-of-a-kind crafts, home products and services.

Can I Return to the Fair If I Leave During the Day?

Go in and out of the Fair all you want throughout the day after you have your hand stamped at the Main Gate, Lagoon Park Gate or Embassy Suites Bridge Gate. Return privileges give you a chance to go home and rest up for the evening’s festivities, or grab a sweater if the breeze picks up. After a break, you can return for more fun rides, exhibits and concerts.

Can I Stay Overnight?

The Fair’s excitement and fun is right at your doorstep when you stay overnight at the elegant Embassy Suites Hotel or Four Points Sheraton Hotel. You’ll be close to all the action and entertainment while enjoying all the comforts of home. It’s a memorable way to combine the Fair with a family vacation. Call one of the following hotels for room reservations today!
• Embassy Suites Hotel at (415) 499-9222
• Four Points Sheraton Hotel at (415) 479-8800

Are There Fireworks at the Fair?

Thanks to fuller and bigger pyrotechnic displays by Pyro-Spectaculars, every night will seem like the 4th of July at the Marin County Fair. Bring the whole family and come enjoy colorful fireworks – bursting above you and reflected by the waters of the lagoon. This low-level, safely choreographed extravaganza of rockets, Roman candles, comets, meteoric showers and cascades takes place each evening, July 3 through July 7 at 9:30 p.m.

Are There Animals at the Fair?

The 2013 Marin County Fair will include many of our favorite barnyard friends. Those curious about farm life won’t want to miss the sheep shearing and cow milking demonstrations. Along with sheep, beef and dairy cattle, goats, award-winning rabbits, poultry, llamas, draft horses and pigs, there will also be a display of “pocket pets” and Ham Bone Express racing pigs. You can meet all the prize-winning animals and youngsters can tour the Great American Petting Zoo in the Barnyard.

How Can I Save $$$?

Looking for a great deal? There are several easy ways for frequent and frugal fair guests to stretch their family’s entertainment dollars:

✔ The Marin Independent Journal will run a $2 off discount coupon good for Wednesday, July 3. Check Marin County’s premiere newspaper, the IJ, or in mid-June to find this special coupon.

✔ Children 12 and under are free on Wednesday, July 3.

✔ Multi-day passes give you more fun for your money. Get three days for the price of two! Passes are on sale only from June 4 – July 2 at the Marin Center Box Office, or on Wednesday, July 3 at the Fair gates. Call the Box Office at (415) 473-6800 for more information.

The Marin County Fair is located at 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

©2013 Marin County Fair