If you are staying over at any of the hotels near Hollister for a vacation (or even a business trip), be sure to spare some time to check out the San Benito County Fair.
“The county fair, which was established in 1922, will run from September 29 to October 2 at the Baldo Park San Benito County Fairgrounds in Tres Pinos, California.”
The San Benito County Fair starts September 29th with Kids Day.
The county fair will open at 10 a.m., followed by the opening of the carnival at noon. The James Wesley Concert, which comes free with admission, starts at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 30, is Senior Day. The county fair opens at 10 a.m. while the carnival opens at noon.
Saturday, October 1, is Military Appreciation Day. The Junior Livestock Auction starts at 9 a.m. while the county fair opens at 10 a.m. The carnival opens at noon.
Sunday, October 2, is Community Cultural Day. The county fair opens at 10 a.m. followed by the opening of the carnival at noon. The Taste of San Benito organized by The San Benito County Heritage Foundation will start at noon and will run up until 2 pm.
Leading up to the San Benito County Fair dates, there will be a horse show and livestock judging. Apart from these events, residents of the county will showcase a wide variety of works, ranging from agriculture and floriculture to home arts to fine arts and photography. Each participant is motivated to win with the goal of earning a blue ribbon as well as the idea of showcasing the best San Benito County has to offer.
Tickets for adults are priced at $10 while tickets for seniors are priced at $7. Children aged between six and 12 pay $5 to get in while those aged five and below get in for free. On Kids’ Day, children aged 12 and below get in for free. On Senior Day, seniors will need to pay only $6. On Military Appreciation Day, you can get in for free by showing a military ID. The organizers are also selling discounted fair season passes which are good for the run of the fair. Tickets are priced at $30 for adults, $20 for seniors and $12 for kids aged between six and 12.
Alternatively, you can purchase the Pre-Sale Family Fun Pack which includes tickets for two adults, two children and parking. The Family Fun Pack is sold at $25. Pre-Sale Carnival passes, priced at $18, allow you to get a single-day unlimited ride for one person or 30 ride tickets that can be shared by the whole family. The San Benito County Fairgrounds is located just eight miles south of Hollister and is a popular venue for events like weddings, conferences, dances and family picnics. The venue is also a popular year-round camping ground where families can choose to camp under the trees or on paved areas.
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