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Trot To The Fairgrounds For Pre-Fair Horse Events
Stan Fair

Join the Stanislaus County Fair for some entertaining horse show events before the fair opens on Friday, July 14.

Pre-Fair horse events begin Saturday, June 24 at 9 a.m. in the FoodMaxx Arena. Come and see horsemanship and talent at its finest. Gymkhana and cutting will all be a part of this fantastic traditional event.

“Horses are a familiar symbol of the Stanislaus County Fair.” said Carl Richter, Horse Department Superintendent. “The 4-H, FFA, and open horse exhibitors have been a tradition that continues to keep our community connected with our fair.”

Events scheduled on Saturday, June 24 include Open Carriage Driving, 9 a.m.; Open Gymkhana, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 25: Cutting Class, 7:30 a.m.; Quadrille, 1 p.m.; Classes with Cattle, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, June 26: 4-H/FFA English, 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 27: 4-H/FFA Showmanship followed by 4-H/FFA Western, 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 28: 4-H/FFA Gymkhana, 7:30 a.m.

The 2017 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 14 for a 10-day run. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass are on sale now through Thursday, July 13. Visit the Fair’s website for upcoming ticket sale information at

The 2017 Fair will feature a spectacular children’s area presented by Sky Trek Aviation. Also, planned for 2017 are 10-nights of free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals. Metal-mashing motorsports and three nights of rodeo in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be featured.

The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family and community oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment and technology.