A favorite tradition since 1937, the Contra Costa County Fair of Antioch, California is an annual treat of family fun, great food, and exciting events, all located near beautiful Sherman Lake. Kicking off the summer season in early June, the fair offers countless ways to have fun, from exploring music in hands-on exhibits and live concerts featuring world-renowned musicians, to getting nose-to-nose with local livestock and exotic animals of all shapes and sizes. Street performers wander the grounds to offer impromptu entertainment for fair goers at every turn, no stage required! Kids can play to their hearts' content with special areas, exhibits, and performers, along with crafts and games geared just for them.
The Contra Costa County Fair brings with it one of the best annual carnivals in all of California, with rides and games to thrill adventurous guests. Even kids can get in on the action, with the Kiddie Carnival just around the corner to suit smaller adventurers. All of that excitement can certainly work up appetites and the County Fair has it covered! Dozens of food vendors offer countless varieties of food all around the fairgrounds, from perennial favorites like funnel cake and fries, to tempting regional cuisines to suit a variety of tastes.
When it's time to cool off from touring the exhibits, fair goers can make their way to the Merchandise Pavilion and do a little souvenir shopping. Local artisans and merchants bring thousands of treasures to choose from, including toys, shirts, art, antiques, memorabilia, jewelry, and local novelties. For a little mental stimulation, there are free educational exhibits sure to impress and inform guests of all ages.
With so much to do and affordable admissions, it's a great idea to come back to the Contra Costa County Fair over and over so you won't miss a thing! There are new and changing exhibits and performances every day, so each visit is a unique and exciting experience. It's easy to see how the fair quickly becomes a fun family tradition.