Get ready for one of the Central Coast’s most anticipated summertime events – the Mid State Fair, touting the theme this year: “The Adventure Continues…”. For 11 days straight enjoy world renowned musical acts, thrilling rides, the excitement of the rodeo, delicious food, and more. Dance your heart out in Paso Robles and return home with epic memories to last a lifetime.
Because of the fair’s central location you can delight in the absolute best of two worlds – the fun of the fair and the restoration of a beach vacation. Play at the fair by day and return oceanside to Pismo Beach to rest and rejuvenate. Comfort your weary feet from walking and dancing by sticking your toes in the warm sand or cool sea before and after you hit the grandstands. The ocean air and Pismo Beach tranquility will make sure your getaway is a mid-summer dream.
The Best is Back
The fair is a tradition here on the central coast. With the opening act and onward we get to revel for days in pure entertainment and enjoyment, much of which is anticipated all year long and we expect each year. The music, carnival food and rides, the animals and home goods contests. The best of the central coast comes together for a fantastic celebration. This year is no different, starting with a great lineup of musicians.
Performers this year include Foghat, Reckless Kelly, Tim McGraw, Don Henley, Bruce in the USA, Duran Duran, Blake Sheldon, Noel Torres and many others. The concert series is the center stage of the fair with endless delights surrounding the stage. Who can pass up a once a year indulgence of a deep fried twinkie? 😉
If your favorite event is the beauty pageant, don’t miss the 2016 Miss California Mid-State Fair pageant to be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 6:30p on the Frontier Stage. Admission and parking will be free for this event!
New to the Mid State Fair This Year
To keep the Central Coast community on our toes, the event also continues to grow and evolve.
While the rodeo events are a long standing tradition, this year the fair is throwing a welcome (and radical) twist. This year check out the new Extreme Team Rodeo featuring unique events fans love including Bull Riding and American-style Bull Fighting, along with new events such as Bull Poker, Ring of Fire, Toro Teeter Totter and FMX. The contestants are just as raucous as the bulls and are sure to put on a great show!
This year the fair also includes an art contest with public judging during the fair: The Vineyard Dog Park Special Award. Art entries will be judged by fair attendees and the winner will translate the art piece onto a mural at the Vineyard Dog Park. This kind of community involvement makes the California Mid State Fair a unique and personal experience unlike most entertainment.
Convenient transportation is available by either catching a shuttle from AG or SLO up to the fairgrounds or by driving to Paso Robles and catching a bus into the fair from close by.
Tickets can be purchased online, at local outlets or at the fair grounds, though some of the concerts do sell out. Full day passes are available for unlimited rides and you can even buy a season pass if you’re one of those who just can’t get enough. For questions, check out the Mid State Fair FAQ.
Be safe and have the time of your life this summer in Pismo Beach and the California Central Coast. And of course, if you need a place to stay, the SeaCrest hotel is just a short distance from Paso Robles and the Mid State Fair.