Play Fair Marin

marin county fair is the happiest healthiest fair on earth

For 15 years a group of community organizations have partnered to make history, and grow healthy activities and choices for all ages at the Marin County Fair.

It's hard to imagine now, that two beer companies sponsored the Marin County Fair's entertainment and dining pavilions up until 2004. Play Fair Marin replaced those sponsors — and has worked with the Marin County Fair to end any alcohol marketing, sponsorship and promotion.

This award winning initiative has realigned policies, practices and messages, helping to shape community and family values related to alcohol, physical activity, and healthy food at the Fair, at home and beyond, for future generations.

Continuing its ground breaking efforts, Play Fair supported the Marin County Fair's efforts when, in 2007 it became the first 100% smoke-free fair in the nation. Play Fair's other initiatives are just as groundbreaking, including

  •  Working with food vendors to add healthy food options to their menus, with prizes for exceptional healthy fare
  •  Partnering with our community to host the Baby Sanctuary — a cool, comfortable place for families to care for the needs of infants
  •  Marin Health and Human Services hosting the Annual 1K Fun Run on Kids Day — a FREE timed race — once around the lagoon.

play fair: building healthy communities

Good Fare

Healthy Fare at the Marin County Fair

Alcohol Aware

Alcohol Awareness at the Marin County Fair

Smoke Free

Helping Create Healthier Communities


Play Fair 1K Fun Run

Play Fair Partners

Partners, Community Partners, and Sponsors