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San Benito County Fair

Join us in the beautiful countryside of San Benito County at the Bolado Park Event Center, home of the San Benito County Fair. Located 8 miles south of Hollister, San Benito County Fairgrounds is a wonderful setting for weddings, company or family picnics, dinner/dances, conferences, etc. for groups of all sizes. Covered with green grass and old oaks, June brings the San Benito County Saddle Horse Rodeo and Fall brings the San Benito County Fair! Excellent golf and the beautiful Monterey Peninsula close by. Call with any questions.

The 2015 San Benito County Fair
Thursday, October 1st thru Sunday, October 4th
"Cowboy Boots & Local Roots"

Veterans To Be Honored During San Benito County Fair

The Mission Ranches Military Appreciation Day is Saturday, October 3rd at the San Benito County Fair. The Board of the 33rd District Agricultural Association is partnering with the Pinnacle Quilters of San Benito County to celebrate the service of former military personnel. The Quilts of Honor program will provide hand-crafted patriotic quilts to 26 veterans during a ceremony to be held at 9:30 a.m. in the CalVista Junior Livestock Arena. The activity takes place just prior to the start of the auction that morning and will conclude with the singing of the national anthem.

Mandy Schneider is involved with the Pinnacle Quilters and Fair’s quilting exhibits. She, along with quilting department chair Sheila Galindo and Co-chair Irene Towler approached Fair Manager Donnette Carter about bringing Quilts of Honor to the San Benito County Fair. Schneider commented, “Military service veterans have put their lives on the line for our freedom, and we wanted to do something to say thank you. The members of our club have been working diligently to hand-craft these quilts which will be presented to them during the ceremony. We hope to see this become an annual event for the Fair.”

Opening the ceremony will be the presentation of colors by the local VFW under the direction of Bernie Ramirez, to be followed by the presentation of quilts with the reading of each veteran’s name, military branch, and time of service. The general public is invited to view the ceremony while attending the Fair. On this Mission Ranches Military Appreciation Day, all active and former military will receive complimentary admission to the Fair with proper identification.

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Funded in part by a Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation for San Benito County.

Welcome to the San Benito County Fair at the Bolado Park Event Center

We hope that you will come often and enjoy our facilities and the many activities we have planned for you.

Our county fair is an expression of the dedication and hard work of the youth of our county. We feel that there is no better investment than in the youth of today who are the citizens of tomorrow.

Donnette Silva Carter
Fair Manager & C.E.O.

Kris Regan
Office Manager

Paul Rovella, Chair
Dara Tobias, Vice-Chair
Jennifer Coile
Mike Cullinan
Anne Hall
Nicholas Peters
Stan Pura
Ron Rodrigues
Kristina Chavez Wyatt

Camp under the trees or on open paved areas, all size groups, 30/50 amp electric, water & sewer available, $35/night.

Monthly rates available from November 1st thru March 31st.

Dump Station available, $15 without camping.

Due to activities at the event center, camping is not available:
Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2015
(S.B.C. Fair)
October 16 - 17, 2015
(San Benito Olive Festival)

September 28, 2015, Copyrighted property of the 33rd District Agricultural Association