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San Mateo County Fair 2021

  • Presented By: San Mateo County Fair
  • Dates: 6/5/2021, 6/6/2021, 6/9/2021, 6/10/2021, 6/11/2021, 6/12/2021, 6/13/2021
  • Location: San Mateo County Event Center
  • Address:
    2495 South Delaware
    San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Time: Time Varies per Day
  • Price: Free - $15

The San Mateo County Fair will open ticket sales for the 2021 fair starting Thursday, April 15th. Tickets are only available for purchase online through the fair’s website:

All ticket purchases must be made online and will not be available at entry gates.

To keep all visitors as safe and healthy as possible, timed entry will be available at two different daily, 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, all guests may stay on-site until closing. Please note, the carnival portion of the fair will be closed between 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. so that staff can thoroughly clean and sanitize surfaces.

The fair will operate on Saturday, June 5th, and Sunday, June 6th and then resume operations Wednesday, June 9th through Sunday, June 13th. The fair will not operate for the public on Monday and Tuesday, June 7th and 8th.

Ticket prices for this year’s fair are:

·  Adults: $15.00

·  Juniors (ages 6-12): $10.00

·  Seniors (62 & Over): $10.00

· Children Under 5: FREE 

Carnival Pay One Price wristbands are also available for purchase for each of the two daily sessions. Please note a separate wristband is required for each carnival session but individual ride tickets can be purchased and used in either session. Sessions will run from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and then from 4:30 p.m. until closing.

Carnival Pricing:

  • Weekday Session: $25.00
  • Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) Session $30.00

At the fair, all guests will be required to wear a face-covering over their nose and mouth at all times unless actively eating and/or drinking. There will be fewer vendors than years past in order to help with social distancing on the fairgrounds.  

Additionally, the San Mateo County Fair is announcing four major event days for family celebrations at the fair: 

· San Mateo County Family PRIDE Day: Sunday, June 6th

· $5 Admission Day: Wednesday, June 9th

· Pacific Island Day: Saturday, June 12th

· Dia de la Feria: Sunday, June 13th