The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds has been awarded $115,000 for fairgrounds repairs from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
The funding will used to repair the fairgrounds sewer lift station and some sewer lines across the grounds.
“This is a great first step on providing on-going maintenance and repairs to an old facility,” said Matt Cranford, chief executive officer of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. “With the grants and state funds for major maintenance projects becoming available, we are looking forward to completing more projects that will help keep the fairgrounds relevant and usable by our community.”
The CDFA had released its preliminary list of fairs which made the short list for the first round of $18 million from Senate Bill 5 (the 2018 Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act) grant funds back in August 2019.
The 2020 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 10 for a 10-day run. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning Saturday, April 25; corporate ticket sales will also be available to purchase at a highly discounted rate. Visit the Fair’s website for upcoming ticket sale information at www.stancofair.com.
The 2020 Fair will feature 10 nights of free celebrity concerts included with admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals. Metal-mashing motorsports in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be featured as well as Portuguese Bull Fighting.
The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family and community-oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment and technology. For more information about the award-winning Stanislaus County Fair, visit www.stancofair.com.