El Dorado County Fair & Event Center strives to offer event settings that meet the needs of all our guests. This guide provides an overview of the services and facilities offered to patrons with disabilities and special needs.
Admission booths, exhibit buildings, restrooms, entertainment venues and vendor booths are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Staff members are also available for assistance.
Parking spaces are reserved for patrons with disabilities near admission gate entrances with easy access. Please remember to display your ID placard in your vehicle’s windshield before parking in any space reserved for people with disabilities.
Service dogs are welcome provided they are on a leash or lead at all times. A member of your party must remain with the animal. Currently, the ADA provides no definition of therapy, comfort, or emotional support service animals and as such are not considered service animals and are not permitted.
Restroom facilities on the property can accommodate disabled guests and guests in wheelchairs. The most comfortable restrooms are the facilities in the Livestock Area, Chuck Wagon, The Marshall Building, and the back of the Mark D. Forni Building. During the annual Fair, please see the Fair Map for restroom locations (available in the printed program in Information booths at each gate). Fair Time Map PDF
ADA ticket fraud
ADA ticket fraud includes, but is not limited to, the misrepresentation of a disability. Management reserves the right to take appropriate action regarding misrepresentation, which may result in relocation, revocation of tickets or ejection.
El Dorado County Fair is a non-smoking/non-vaping Fair. There are designated smoking/vaping areas in the Smoking Tent (between the Carnival and Organ Room) and at the Beer Tree (except within 25 feet of buildings, shade structures, stages, animal exhibits, children's attractions, or food booths) and behind the Grandstands. Smoking marijuana on Fairgrounds during Fair is NOT allowed.