It’s Mid-State Fair time here on the Central Coast! A timeless tradition of true Americana, celebrating our heritage of agriculture, arts, crafts, competitions and show-stopping entertainment. Bright lights, carnival rides, fair food, exhibits and top-name entertainers were just some of the reasons that a record-breaking 430,000 guests made the trek to Paso Robles in 2017.
If the entertainment line-up is a top indicator for guest attendance, 2018 will be on track to deliver large Fair audiences once again. The free concert stage is hosting well-known artists such as Crystal Gayle, Monte Mills, Kris Kristofferson, Bear Market Riot, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and newer artists For King & Country and recent winner of The Voice, Cassadee Pope. The main stage will light up each night with stars such as Florida Georgia Line, Pitbull, Demi Lovato, Gabriel Iglesias, ZZ Top, Tim McGraw with Faith Hill and Luke Bryan.
In addition to the draw of America’s top entertainers, Mid-State Fair offers great family entertainment with Livestock Competitions, Horse Shows, Petting Zoo, Country Finals Rodeo, Robotics for Kids, Tractor Races, Youth Performances and a newly revamped Carnival. The Mid-State Fair offers great entertainment value for the low admission price of $8-$12. If you will be attending multiple days, the Season Pass is the way to go, just $30 for children 6-12 and $60 for Adults offering admission everyday to the fairgrounds.
Not only do Central Coast residents flock to this event but it attracts huge crowds from all around the state. That means big dollars and big business for the area, especially Paso Robles. Hotels, motels and restaurants feel the biggest impact but even retail stores benefit from the tens of millions of dollars the Mid-State Fair brings to the community each year.