By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Fair tickets go on sale on Saturday
Placeholder Image
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday for the Stanislaus County Fair's motorsport events and the new Humpz & Hornz Bull Riding.

Discount Fair admission and discount unlimited carnival ride wristbands are already on sale on the Fair's website. There are several convenient ways to purchase motorsports and bull riding tickets: in person at the Fair office at 900 N. Broadway in Turlock, online at, at outlets (including select Raley's Supermarkets) and by phone at 1-800-225-2277. Complete ticket and event details are available at

"The Fair's motorsport events in the FoodMaxx Arena are highly anticipated and many sell out in advance of the event date," said Pennie Rorex, Stanislaus County Fair spokesperson. "We encourage our Fair guests to reserve their seats early."

The complete lineup in the FoodMaxx Arena is:

• Tuff Trucks: Friday, July 25 / $8 (includes added attraction of Tropical Thunder and The Patriot monster trucks)

• Truck and Tractor Pulls: Saturday, July 26 / $10 (includes added attraction of Tropical Thunder and The Patriot monster trucks)

• Humpz & Hornz Bull Riding: Sunday, July 27 / $8

• Destruction Derby I: Traditional Turmoil: Monday, July 28 / $12

• Destruction Derby II: Metal Mayhem: Tuesday, July 29 / $10

• Quad Drags and Motorcycle Jumpers: Wednesday, July 30 / $8

• Budweiser Clydesdale Horse Show: Thursday, July 31 / Free with Fair admission (no event ticket required)

• CCPRA Rodeo: Thursday, July 31 / Free with Fair admission (no event ticket required)

• QuadCross and Pee Wee Bikes: Friday, Aug. 1 / $8

• Motocross: Saturday, Aug. 2 / $10

• Mud Bog: Sunday, Aug. 3 / $8

Event tickets are in addition to Fair admission.

Because of the demand for Destruction Derby I: Traditional Turmoil tickets on May 3, sales will be limited to ten (10) per person and/or per credit card for this event.

Fair guests can save on both unlimited ride wristbands and regular price adult admission. Discount prices are offered until the day before the Fair opens-Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m. While discounts conclude the day before the Fair opens, Fair guests can still save time at the admission gate by purchasing eTickets online all the way through closing day of the Fair.

New for 2008 is the sale of Fair admission tickets and unlimited ride wristbands at Valley First Credit Union. Credit union members and non-members may purchase Fair admission tickets and unlimited ride wristbands at any of Valley' First's branches in Modesto, Turlock and Oakdale. Valley First's ticket sales also begin on Saturday, May 3.

Visit the Fair's website,, for complete ticket sale details.

This year's Stanislaus County Fair is themed "Nuts are DINO-mite," a salute to the valley's robust nut industry. The Almond Board of California, a major sponsor of the Fair's themed tribute, will be offering free samples of almonds each day of the Fair.

New to the 2008 Fair will be Jurassic Journey, an 8,000 square foot life-size dinosaur replica exhibit. The dinosaur exhibit is sponsored by Sky Trek Aviation and is making its California debut at the Stanislaus County Fair.

In 2008, the Stanislaus County Fair was awarded a first place award for the best Overall Children's Program by the Western Fairs Association. The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family and community oriented experience promoting agriculture, education, entertainment and technology.