Summer Of Fun at the Stan Co Fair



Racers and spectators, get ready to rumble! Tickets for the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Summer of Fun Arena Series Presented by Coors Light are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased only online at Join us at the FoodMaxx Arena in July for three weekends of destruction derbies, monster trucks, drag racing, tractor pulls, a car-crushing dinosaur, and much, much more!

On July 9, the TRACTOR PULL arena will be filled with trucks, tractors, and ATVs! The Summer of Fun’s first night will feature the infamous “Black Smoke Mafia” and “West Coast Diesels” smoker tractors & trucks on full display. These pulls will feature Strictly Diesel Tractor & 4×4 Pulling, and run from 120-150 minutes. The show will begin at 7:00pm, while the doors will open at 5:30pm.

On July 10, the SUPER PULL will continue the momentum! The arena will showcase truck classes from local street stock to highly modified trucks, including the Amazing Alcohol-Injected 6200lb Pro-Modified! Two classes of fully modified tractors sanctioned through PTPA (Pacific Tractor Pullers Assoc.) will also be exhibited. The doors open at 5:30pm for the 7:00pm show.

July 11 is our Dirt Drag day! Modified trucks, local stock, and UTV/ATV classes will get down and dirty in the FoodMaxx arena for a show lasting approx. two hours. The doors open at 2:30pm for a 4pm start time.

Then on the following weekend, it’s the events we’ve been waiting for: the Destruction Derbies! Get there early on July 16 for Destruction Derby Mayhem, with action-packed, metal-crushing, wheel-spinning action featuring some of America’s finest built cars modified for a singular purpose: be the last car moving!  There are no motorhomes this year.

On July 17, our second night of clashing chaos will come to a head at Destruction Derby Annihilation, presenting courageous drivers with the collective goal of destroying their opponents’ vehicles! Only one car will stay running by the end of this showdown. For both Destruction Derby events, the doors open at 5:30pm for 7:00pm showings. There are no motorhomes this year.

Bring your kids for the Malicious Monster Truck Tour on July 23 and 24th! Spectators will be on the edge of their seats on the first night, which features Rock Star, California Kid, Identity Theft, Spitfire, and Power House! Intermission will star the legendary Megasaurus, the giant fire-breathing, car-crushing dinosaur – a family favorite all will enjoy! The show will begin at 7:00pm, while the doors will open at 5:30pm. You can also give your kids an experience of a lifetime and join in on a Monster Truck Ride! Rides will be available before and after the main events.

The Stanislaus County Fair is ready to put on a motorized extravaganza that rivals years past. “We are very excited to get back to something normal, which means putting on amazing shows for everyone. There is nothing more normal than a destruction derby on a summer evening in Stanislaus County!” said Matt Cranford, Chief Executive Officer for the Stanislaus County Fair. Don’t forget to stop by and fill up on your favorite Fair Food Bites, which will be available every weekend night during the Summer of Fun!

Tickets for the Stanislaus County Fair’s Summer of Fun are available to be purchased online only this year.  General admission tickets are $25/each, while tickets for the Dirt Drags will be $12.  To receive future Fair announcements, follow us on Facebook at Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @stancofair.




This July, the Stanislaus County Fair will highlight the best of fair food at our premiere Fair Food Bites event! As part of our Summer of Fun Arena Series Presented by Coors Light, Fair Food Bites will have FREE admission and be open to the public each of the three weekends in July: July 9-11, July 16-18, and July 23-25.
Food will be served in a walk-up format. Attendees can purchase ALL of their favorite fair food to-go, or enjoy it with their family and friends at picnic table seating! The Fair Food Bites stations will be open from 10am to 10pm on Fridays & Saturdays, and 10am to 7pm on Sundays. Free parking is available for all patrons in the North Parking Lot off of Soderquist Rd. or North Broadway.
Have a sweet tooth? You’ll have the best of local fair delights to choose from. This year’s featured vendors include Duggan’s Kettle Corn, Funnel Cake Express, PHD & Me Pretzels, Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls, and ICEE! Stop by Funnel Cake Express for their famous cheesecake funnel cake and their fried Oreos and Twinkies. You can grab an appetizing almond toffee pretzel or yummy pizza pretzel at PHD & Me Pretzels. Don’t forget to visit Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls for their Bacon Bomb, a delectable cinnamon roll topped with bacon and maple syrup.
If you’re in the mood for something savory, bring your family to VFW Auxiliary, Space Age Corn Dog & Curly Fries, Space Age Corn & Baked Potato, and Jeanne’s Artichokes! Chow down on a tasty Cajun corn dog or a Polish sausage sandwich at Space Age Corn Dog & Curly Fries. Want to fill up but don’t want to slow down? Get VFW’s Auxiliary’s legendary Double Cheeseburger and Warrior Fries to-go. Make sure to try Jeanne’s Artichokes, renowned for their scrumptious fried artichokes, veggies, and french fries.


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