Mariposa County Fair & Exposition Center, in Mariposa, California, takes place September 02, 2013 and ends in September. This County Fair event is sponsored by Department of Cultural and Visitor Services of Mariposa County and will be located at Mariposa Fairgrounds , 5007 Fairgrounds Road.
The Mariposa County Fair & Exposition Center in Mariposa CA is a great place to have fun alone, with that special somebody, or with the entire family. It is located in California Gold country and is a great locale with great weather and a beautiful venue and fairgrounds. The Mariposa County fair has entertained and served the community since 1939. Season passes and carnival tickets in bulk can be purchased in advanced from the fairgrounds office. The fair takes place in the month of September on an annual basis. Features of the fair include horse shows, that includes calf branding and dummy roping. Also, there are live stock interactions, junior and senior exhibits, and special contests. These contests include the goat scramble, wheelbarrow race, diaper derby, stick horse race, tricycle race, and cowboy and cowgirl contests. Many of these activities are rare and specific to the Mariposa County Fair. The chance for visitors to interact with and view calf branding is an informative and special opportunity. Many people, adults and kids alike dream of what it's like to be a cowboy or cowgirl and the opportunity to do dummy roping fulfills this dream or desire. Few things are associated with being a cowboy more than roping cattle and simulating driving a herd of animals. Additionally, the actual cowboy and cowgirl contests award those who best get the grasp of emulating these celebrated characters. The special contests have a family atmosphere and give parents a chance to do fun and exiting activities with their kids. They are competitive and teach the lesson of having fun in competitions is more important than winning. The wheelbarrow race and tricycle races are very exciting events that are also healthy physical activity. The atmosphere at the Mariposa is interactive, fun, family oriented, and hosts some of the best food in the area. Fair favorites like polish dogs, chicken wings, and some of the best tasting desserts any fair can offer are all featured within the fair. New and experimental food items that set trends for other fairs and all eating establishments can be found at the Mariposa Fair as well. This fair is definitely worth attending and anyone is sure to have a great time!