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Merced County Fair Kicks Off On June 6
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The 2018 Merced County Fair will be officially underway on Wednesday, June 6, marking the Fair’s 127th year of showcasing the best in Merced County for the more than 70,000 Fairgoers that attend the five-day event each June. The Fair – the “Biggest Show in Town” will kick off on June 6 with a brief Opening Ceremonies program beginning at 5 p.m. Plus, the third annual Mercy Medical Center’s “We Care Wednesday” Community Food Drive benefiting the Merced County Food Bank, proudly supported by University Industrial Park runs from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., providing the community an opportunity to get into the Fair for free in exchange for a donation of five cans of food. Plus don’t forget about June 6 being Seniors’ Day (62+ get into the Fair for free) and a jam-packed line-up of great entertainment.

The Merced County Fairgrounds are at 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced.

Opening Ceremonies will be held by the flagpole just south of the Outdoor Theatre near the Martin Luther King Jr. Way entrance.

Throughout the fair’s run there will be music, grandstand events, dance performances, magicians, livestock judging and shows, along with the traditional midway rides, games and a variety of food, beverage and merchandise vendors.

The Merced County Fair, first founded in 1891, represents the 35th District Agricultural Association and is celebrating its 127th anniversary in 2018. More than 65,000 people from throughout Merced County and beyond attend the five-day Merced County Fair each June. Members of the Board of Directors include: Emily Haden, President; Lori Gallo, First Vice President; Carol Sartori-Silva, Second Vice President; Vicky Banaga; Mark Erreca; Lee Lor; Kim Rogina; and Flip Hassett. Teresa Burrola heads up the daily operations in her role as CEO. The 2018 Merced County Fair will run June 6 through 10. For more information about the Merced County Fair, visit Connect with the Fair on Facebook (@mercedfair), Twitter (@Merced_CA_Fair) and Instagram (@mercedcountyfair).