Ticket Info

El Dorado County Fair
Stars and Stirrups
September 23 - 26, 2021

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Prices and Information

No Refunds, No Exchanges
Per Day/
Per Person
PRE-SALE!
by September 22
During Fair
September 23-26
General Admission
(13 & over)
$ 10.00 $12.00
Junior Admission
(7 - 12 yrs)
$ 7.00 $ 9.00
Seniors Admission
(60 & over)
$ 7.00 $ 9.00
Unlimited Carnival Rides
single-day
$ 25.00 $ 35.00
Unlimited Carnival Rides
Season Pass
$ 70.00 pre-sale only!

Parking: $8.00 per car
Attendees in military get in FREE (must show active duty military ID)

Special Tickets
Items marked pre-sale cannot be purchased during Fair. Buy today & save!

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

Four Day Passes (Pre-Sale Only)
General Admission (13+ yrs.) - Daily Admission Thursday-Sunday - $20
Senior Admission (60+ yrs.) - Daily Admission Thursday-Sunday - $18 
Junior Admission (7-12 yrs.) - Daily Admission Thursday-Sunday - $18

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 $140. That's a savings of $70 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 - $35 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

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
Malicious Monster Trucks “Insanity Tour”

6:30pm (separate ticket) |  Buy your ticket in advance here
and get into the Fair on the same date for free.
Teen Day
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
Rubicon Jeep Jamboree Challenge

10:30am in the Grandstands | included with fair admission
Malicious Monster Trucks “Insanity Tour”
6:30pm (separate ticket) |  Buy your ticket in advance here
and get into the Fair on the same date for free.
Gates Open 10 am – 11 pm
Carnival Open Noon – Midnight
Exhibits and Commercial Buildings close at 10 pm

Sunday
Celebrating Dads

Bonus: Dads wearing any previous year's EDC Fair Dad's Day T-shirt get in free - Sunday only.
John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races
4:00 pm in the Grandstands | Included with fair admission
Gates Open Noon – 10 pm
Carnival Open Noon – 10 pm
Exhibits and Commercial Buildings close at 10 pm

Fair Policy

  • No refunds, no exchanges.
  • 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-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.
  • 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. No Checks accepted.
Ticket Hours: Fair office: 9am-4pm Mon-Fri
Placerville Drive Gate Ticket office June 7th thru June 12: Monday thru Saturday 10am–6pm | Sunday, June 9th 12-5pm