BAY CITY NEWS – Many trends and pastimes have changed since 1936, but the Contra Costa County Fair is one tradition that has enduring appeal, fair organizers said.
The fair kicks off its 75th year today in Antioch and continues through Sunday. There will be carnival rides, cotton candy machines, and more than 100 exhibits from county residents featuring homemade wines, livestock, and fine art.
Other entertainment includes a cowboy comedy troupe and musical acts including country, rock and tribute bands, organizers said.
The price of admission is $8, although discounts and free passes are available for active military personnel, senior citizens, children, and volunteers. A $3 discount will also be given to attendees who ride a bus to the fair, organizers said.
The fair is open today and Friday from noon to 11 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at 1201 W. 10th St. in Antioch.