California Fairs

 

 

Bumper Car Rides at California Fairs

 

 

Bumper car rides haven't been around quite as long as fairs but after electricity was invented, its many uses grew to include something totally whimsical and fun such as the bumper car.  Bumper car rides involve small electric cars connected to an overhead grid that's used to power the vehicles. A metal floor covered with graphite creates the smooth, easy-glide surface for these flat cars, each completely wrapped in rubber padding or a bumper.  Car controls include an accelerator and a steering wheel that can be used to turn the car around. The thrill in the ride is the deliberate ramming of other cars.

California Fairs include carnival rides such the long time favorite, the bumper car ride. From Ferris wheels to bumper cars, pony rides to water slides, each year brings new thrills and challenges. Usually contracted by private firms, the fair rides are a large draw for families and youth. Tickets are generally sold individually with some fairs offering special wrist band days where one flat fee buys unlimited access to rides for the entire day.

 

 

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California Fairs and Festivals 2006 Schedule


Kings Fair
Thursday, July 06, 2006 - Sunday, July 09, 2006
Hanford, CA, 93230
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Orange County Fair
Friday, July 07, 2006 - Sunday, July 30, 2006
Costa Mesa, CA, 9262
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Santa Maria Fair Park
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - Sunday, July 16, 2006
Santa Maria, CA, 93458 Details
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Mother Lode Fair
Thursday, July 13, 2006 - Sunday, July 16, 2006
Sonora, CA, 95370 Details
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Solano County Fair
Friday, July 14, 2006 - Sunday, July 23, 2006
Vallejo, CA, 94589 
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Merced County Fair
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - Sunday, July 23, 2006
Merced, CA, 95340
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Lassen County Fair
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - Sunday, July 23, 2006
Susanville, CA, 96130
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Amador County Fair
Thursday, July 27, 2006 - Sunday, July 30, 2006
Plymouth, CA, 95669
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Sonoma County Fair & Exposition
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - Monday, August 07, 2006
Santa Rosa, CA, 95404
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California Mid-State Fair
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - Sunday, August 06, 2006
Paso Robles, CA, 93446
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Stanislaus County Fair
Friday, July 28, 2006 - Sunday, August 06, 2006
Turlock, CA, 95380
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Ventura County Fair
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - Sunday, August 13, 2006
Ventura, CA, 93001
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Yuba-Sutter Fair
Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - Sunday, August 06, 2006
Yuba City, CA, 95991
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Del Norte County Fair
Thursday, August 03, 2006 - Sunday, August 06, 2006
Crescent City, CA, 95531
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Santa Clara County Fair
Friday, August 04, 2006 - Sunday, August 06, 2006
San Jose, CA, 95111
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Siskiyou Golden Fair
Wednesday, August 09, 2006 - Sunday, August 13, 2006
Yreka, CA, 96097
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Nevada County Fair
Wednesday, August 09, 2006 - Sunday, August 13, 2006
Grass Valley, CA, 95949
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Napa Town and Country Fair
Wednesday, August 09, 2006 - Sunday, August 13, 2006
Napa, CA, 94559
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Humboldt County Fair
Thursday, August 10, 2006 - Sunday, August 20, 2006
Ferndale, CA, 95536
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Redwood Empire Fair
Thursday, August 10, 2006 - Sunday, August 13, 2006
Ukiah, CA, 95482
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Plumas-Sierra County Fair
Thursday, August 10, 2006 - Sunday, August 13, 2006
Quincy, CA, 95971
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San Mateo County Exposition & Fair
Friday, August 11, 2006 - Sunday, August 20, 2006
San Mateo, CA, 94403
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California Exposition & State Fair
Friday, August 11, 2006 - Monday, September 04, 2006
Sacramento, CA, 95815
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Monterey County Fair
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - Sunday, August 20, 2006
Monterey, CA, 93940
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Yolo County Fair
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - Sunday, August 20, 2006
Woodland, CA, 95776
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Modoc District Fair
Thursday, August 17, 2006 - Sunday, August 20, 2006
Cedarville, CA, 96104
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Butte County Fair
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - Sunday, August 27, 2006
Gridley, CA, 95948
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Antelope Valley Fair
Friday, August 25, 2006 - Monday, September 04, 2006
Lancaster, CA, 93536
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Trinity County Fair
Friday, August 25, 2006 - Sunday, August 27, 2006
Hayfork, CA, 96041
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Antelope Valley Fair
Friday, August 25, 2006 - Monday, September 04, 2006
Lancaster, CA, 93536
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Trinity County Fair
Friday, August 25, 2006 - Sunday, August 27, 2006
Hayfork, CA, 96041
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Inter-Mountain Fair of Shasta Co.
Thursday, August 31, 2006 - Monday, September 04, 2006
McArthur, CA, 96056
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Lake County Fair
Thursday, August 31, 2006 - Sunday, September 03, 2006
Lakeport, CA, 95453
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Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair
Thursday, August 31, 2006 - Monday, September 04, 2006
Bishop, CA, 93514
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Mariposa County Fair & Homecoming
Friday, September 01, 2006 - Monday, September 04, 2006
Mariposa, CA, 95338
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Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair
Wednesday, September 06, 2006 - Sunday, September 10, 2006
Tulelake, CA, 96134
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Gold Country Fair
Thursday, September 07, 2006 - Sunday, September 10, 2006
Auburn, CA, 95603
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Madera District Fair
Thursday, September 07, 2006 - Sunday, September 10, 2006
Madera, CA, 93637
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Los Angeles County Fair
Friday, September 08, 2006 - Sunday, October 01, 2006
Pomona, CA, 91768
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Santa Cruz County Fair
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - Sunday, September 17, 2006
Watsonville, CA, 95076
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Tulare County Fair
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - Sunday, September 17, 2006
Tulare, CA, 93274
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Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fair
Thursday, September 14, 2006 - Sunday, September 17, 2006
Lodi, CA, 95240
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Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show
Friday, September 15, 2006 - Sunday, September 17, 2006
Boonville, CA, 95415
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Kern County Fair
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - Sunday, October 01, 2006
Bakersfield, CA, 93307
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Tehama District Fair
Thursday, September 28, 2006 - Sunday, October 01, 2006
Red Bluff, CA, 96080
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San Benito County Fair
Thursday, September 28, 2006 - Sunday, October 01, 2006
Tres Pinos, CA, 95075
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Big Fresno Fair
Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - Sunday, October 15, 2006
Fresno, CA, 93702 Details >>
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Southern California Fair
Saturday, October 07, 2006 - Sunday, October 15, 2006
Perris, CA, 92571
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Desert Empire Fair
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - Sunday, October 15, 2006
Ridgecrest, CA, 93555
 
These California Fairs have ended but will return in same approximate time frame next year

Cloverdale Citrus Fair

Friday, February 17, 2006 - Monday, February 20, 2006
Cloverdale, CA, 95425
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Riverside Co. Fair & National Date Festival
Friday, February 17, 2006 - Sunday, February 26, 2006
Indio, CA, 92201
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California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta
Friday, March 03, 2006 - Sunday, March 12, 2006
Imperial, CA, 92251
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Colorado River Fair
Thursday, March 30, 2006 - Sunday, April 02, 2006
Blythe, CA, 92225
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Grand National Rodeo, Horse & Stock Show
Friday, April 07, 2006 - Saturday, April 15, 2006
Daly City, CA, 94014
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Santa Barbara Fair and Exposition 
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - Sunday, April 30, 2006
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
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Merced Co. Spring Fair
Wednesday, May 03, 2006 - Sunday, May 07, 2006
Los Banos, CA, 93635
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San Bernardino County Fair
Thursday, May 04, 2006 - Sunday, May 14, 2006
Victorville, CA, 92392
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Dixon May Fair
Thursday, May 11, 2006 - Sunday, May 14, 2006
Dixon, CA, 95620
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Glenn County Fair
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - Sunday, May 21, 2006
Orland, CA, 95963
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Schools Involvement Fair
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - Sunday, May 21, 2006
Walnut, CA, 91789
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Calaveras Co. Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - Sunday, May 21, 2006
Angels Camp, CA, 95222
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Chowchilla-Madera County Fair
Thursday, May 18, 2006 - Sunday, May 21, 2006
Chowchilla, CA, 93610
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Salinas Valley Fair
Thursday, May 18, 2006 - Sunday, May 21, 2006
King City, CA, 93930
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Silver Dollar Fair
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - Monday, May 29, 2006
Chico, CA, 95928
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National Orange Show
Thursday, May 25, 2006 - Monday, May 29, 2006
San Bernardino, CA, 92408
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Sacramento County Fair 
Thursday, May 25, 2006 - Monday, May 29, 2006
Sacramento, CA, 95815
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Contra Costa County Fair
Thursday, June 01, 2006 - Sunday, June 04, 2006
Antioch, CA, 94509
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Colusa County Fair
Wednesday, June 07, 2006 - Sunday, June 11, 2006
Colusa, CA, 95932
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San Fernando Valley Fair
Thursday, June 08, 2006 - Sunday, June 11, 2006
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
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San Diego County Fair
Saturday, June 10, 2006 - Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Del Mar, CA, 92014
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Shasta District Fair
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - Sunday, June 18, 2006
Anderson, CA, 96007
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San Joaquin County Fair
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006
Stockton, CA, 95206
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El Dorado County Fair
Thursday, June 15, 2006 - Sunday, June 18, 2006
Placerville, CA, 95667 
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Redwood Acres Fair
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006
Eureka, CA, 95503 
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Sonoma-Marin Fair
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006
Petaluma, CA, 94952
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Placer County Fair
Thursday, June 22, 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006
Roseville, CA, 95678
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San Benito Saddle Horse Show, Rodeo, & Fair
Friday, June 23, 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006
Tres Pinos, CA, 95075
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San Diego County Fair
Saturday, June 10, 2006 - Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Del Mar, CA, 92014
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Alameda County Fair
Friday, June 23, 2006 - Sunday, July 09, 2006
Pleasanton, CA, 94566
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Marin County Fair & Exposition
Friday, June 30, 2006 - Tuesday, July 04, 2006
San Rafael, CA, 94903 
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Napa County Fair
Saturday, July 01, 2006 - Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Calistoga, CA, 94515
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