Ticket Info

2017 Fair Ribbons & Rides
June 15 - 18

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2017 Prices and Information

Per Day/
Per Person
Presale
by June 14
During Fair
June 15-18
General
(13 & over)
$ 9.00 $10.00
Junior
(7 - 12 yrs)
$ 6.00 $ 8.00
Seniors
(60 & over)
$ 6.00 $ 8.00

Parking: $6.00 per car
Attendees in military get in FREE (must show active duty military ID)

Special Tickets

Gold Discovery Pass (Pre-Sale Only)
Four one-day passes plus 40 Carnival Tickets - valid any day of the Fair - $45

Father's Day Package for June 18 (Pre-Sale Only)
Valid Sunday Only: Noon - 10 pm - $40 (Sm-XL) $43 (XXL) $45 (XXXL) – $78+ Value
Includes Father's Day T-shirt, one general, one youth admission ticket, and one unlimited ride wristband. Fathers wearing this year's Father's Day t-shirt get in free on Sunday!

Four Day Passes (Pre-Sale Only)
General Admission (13+ yrs.) - Daily Admission Thursday-Sunday - $20
Senior Admission (60+ yrs.) - Daily Admission Thursday-Sunday - $16
Junior Admission (7-12 yrs.) - Daily Admission Thursday-Sunday - $16

NEW! Golden Ticket 4-Day Carnival Ride Wristband (Pre-Sale Only)
Good for unlimited rides all four days of the fair from noon-close. - $70
32oz drink included with a souvenir glass that may be refilled unlimited times for $2 per refill. Ticket is non-transferable. A wristband will be issued and may only be used by ONE person. Four days of wristbands during Fair is $120. That's a savings of $50 plus a bonus refillable soda deal!

Carnival Ride Wristband
Good for one Unlimited Ride Carnival Wristband any one day from noon-close
$25 pre-sale - $30 during fair

Carnival Ride Tickets
20 Carnival Ride Tickets to be used any day
$10 pre-sale - $20 during fair
Each ride requires 3-5 tickets except 6 for the Zipper

Children must be 3 years old or at least 36” tall to ride mechanical carnival rides. Exception: Carousel (parents may ride carousel with children under 3 and under 36” and no ticket for parent is needed). Carnival Ride Limits: Access to some carnival rides may be denied for safety reasons for visitors with physical disabilities such as casts.

Special Days and Hours

Thursday
Senior Day and Kid's Day

60 & over and 12 & Under - FREE until 6:30 pm
Gates Open Noon – 11 pm
Carnival Open Noon – Midnight
Exhibits and Commercial Buildings close at 10 pm

Friday
Teen Day

Mutton Bustin' at 6:30 pm and Humpz & Hornz BullFest at 8:00 pm in the Grandstands

13-19 years old get in FREE until 4 pm and stay until midnight!
Teens get $5 OFF carnival wristbands. Ride noon to midnight
(Get coupon at gate with School ID) Must purchase by 4 pm
Gates Open Noon – 11 pm
Carnival Open Noon – Midnight
Exhibits and Commercial Buildings close at 10 pm

Saturday
Livestock Auction

Hometown Track Challenge at 6:00 pm in the Grandstands

Gates Open 10 am – 11 pm
Carnival Open Noon – Midnight
Exhibits and Commercial Buildings close at 10 pm

Sunday
Father's Day
John M. Studebaker International Wheelbarrow Races begins at 5 pm in the Grandstands

Gates Open Noon – 10 pm
Carnival Open Noon – 10 pm
Exhibits and Commercial Buildings close at 10 pm

Fair Policy

  • No Pets allowed on the fairgrounds with the exception of Service Dogs.
  • No bicycles, quads, or skateboards allowed. Flo the Clown and Fair staff are the only exceptions.
  • No gang attire.
  • No guns or weapons allowed even with CCW permit.
  • All patrons may be wanded by security for the safety of fair patrons.
  • No outside food or beverage allowed except UNOPENED sealed plastic water bottles.
  • Baby food and special dietetic foods will be allowed. NO Coolers. NO alcohol may be brought in.
  • EMPTY refillable bottles may be brought in to be filled with water after entering fairgrounds.
  • El Dorado County Fair is a non-smoking/non-puffing Fair. There are designated smoking areas set-up on the fairgrounds for your convenience behind the grandstands, at the Beer Tree and on the Main Lawn except within 25 feet of shade structures, animal exhibits, children's attractions or food booths. This includes e-cigarettes.
  • Carnival Ride Limits: Access to some carnival rides may be denied for visitors not meeting height requirements or for those with physical disabilities such as casts. Children must be 3 years old or at least 36” tall to ride mechanical carnival rides. Exception: Carousel (parents may ride carousel with children under 3 and under 36” and no ticket for parent is needed).
  • Please be advised that photographs and video may be taken at the El Dorado County Fair for use by the Fair and its licensees on their websites, press and marketing materials, and in other publications and productions. By entering the event, you consent to the Fair and its licensees to photograph, video and/or use your image and likeness.

Volunteer at the Fair
We rely heavily on our volunteers and invite you to participate. Our exhibit department is a wonderful place to give your time, learn something new and have fun!
Volunteering is a fulfilling way to give back to the community. More info.

mastercard, visa, discover credit cardsare accepted at the ticket booths for entrance and pre-sale tickets.
Ticket Hours: Fair office: 9am-4pm Mon-Fri | and beginning June 8th Green Gate ticket office: 10am – 6pm Monday thru Saturday