September 6, 2018

Big discounts before Tulare County Fair opens on Sept. 12

The Tulare County Fair opens next week, but it’s not too late to reap big discounts if you buy your tickets early.

The 2018 Tulare County Fair opens on Sept. 12 and the benefit of discounted pricing is available for those who buy their tickets before opening day. This year’s fair is jam-packed with entertainment value for the entire family, with free attractions, free shows and free concerts. Adult fair admission is discounted to $7 through Sept. 11, children 6-12 are just $5, and kids 5 and under are free every day of the five-day fair.

“For those who want to save even more, a $5 adult admission ticket is available online, good for admission on Thursday, Sept. 13 only, before 5 p.m.,” said Pamela Fyock, chief executive officer of the Tulare County Fair. “The fair is value-packed and very affordable for those who take advantage of the discounts. But hurry, discount prices end the day before we open.”

For those thrill-seekers that want to ride until their heart’s content on the 40-plus carnival rides, unlimited ride wristbands are also discounted through Sept. 11. If purchased before the fair, ride wristbands are just $25. Unlimited ride wristbands will be available during the fair for the regular price of $35.

In addition to discounts for fair admission, there are also discounted prices available at for the high-octane motorsports events. The roaring tractor pulls lead the way on Sept. 13, followed by the Toughest Monster Truck Tour on Sept. 14. The metal-mashing demolition derby is Sept. 15. Motorsports tickets will be available during the fair at the regular price.

Discount pricing is also available for seniors over age 55, discounted to just $5 on Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. During that same time, veterans and active duty military with valid ID will be admitted free.

Discount tickets are available online until 11:59 p.m. at Discount tickets can also be purchased at the fair office on K Street in Tulare, and at select Save Mart Supermarkets in Tulare.

The 2018 Tulare County Fair season kicks off Saturday with an exciting pre-fair rodeo at the fairgrounds. A community-oriented opening day parade is slated for Sept. 12 at 10 a.m., followed by the official opening of the 2018 fair at 11 a.m. Grand Marshall for the 2018 opening day parade is Frank Tebeau, a longtime Tulare County resident. His career in agriculture education has span over four decades. He was a Mt. Whitney High School Agriculture teacher for 20 years and had between 90 and 120 students participate in the Tulare County Fair each year. For the past 23 years Tebeau has been an Agriculture professor at the College of the Sequoias. He has served as Agriculture Division Chair, COS School Farm Manager, Animal Science instructor, Ag Mech and Welding instructor. The celebrity lineup for the Tulare County Fair’s free concert series is: Sheila E. (Sept. 12); Clay Walker (Sept. 13); Con Funk Shun (Sept. 14); Queen Nation (Sept. 15); Mariachi Divas (Sept. 16) and Smash Mouth (Sept. 16).

The Tulare County Fair’s mission is to showcase agriculture and create family fun. The five-day fair opens on Sept. 12 and runs through Sept. 16, 2018. The annual celebration includes scrumptious food, celebrity entertainment, interactive children’s activities, hundreds of animals, a wildlife adventure, a thrilling carnival, exciting motorsports, a rodeo, an impressive Junior Livestock Auction and more. The Tulare County Fair has been a community tradition for more than a century. For more information visit #TulareFair2018