Thursday 12pm - 11pm
Friday 12pm - 12am
Saturday 11am - 12am
Sunday 11am - 11pm
Thursday 12pm - 10pm
Friday 12pm - 11pm
Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm
Contra Costa County Fair volunteer workers play an important part in helping to make the Fair a success. By volunteering, you are turning your talents and skills into positive actions for your community.
Download 2013 Volunteer Application Here
2013 Special Events
Junior Livestock Auction
Be a buyer at the Junior Livestock Auction!
Sunday, June 2nd at 10am at the Livestock Arena
The Junior Livestock Auction at the Contra Costa County Fair was developed to educate junior exhibitors in livestock marketing. The animals sold at the auction have been raised and shown by youth of Contra Costa County. They have been judged by qualified judges and have been determined to be market ready. Come celebrate this worthwhile Fair tradition! Download the Junior Livestock Auction Brochure "Click Here"
Entry Fee: $10 per entry
Premiums Offered Per Class: 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50
4. Roasts and or steak
5. Chili Cook Off
6. Anything other than above
1.) Entry forms must be submitted by May 17, 2013 by 5pm
2.) Entrants should report to the Family Area on June 1st by 11am but may start cooking any time after 9am Strictly Enforced
3.) Contestants must bring their own barbecue equipment, charcoal, and all the ingredients for their entry
4.) All cooking must be done at the Fair location
5.) Any adult or team who enjoys amateur outdoor cooking is invited to enter. Amateur is defined as a person who engages in an event or activity as a pastime rather than a profession.
6.) No limit on entries. See State Rule IV-6A
7.) No charcoal lighter fluid may be used
8.) The Fair reserves the right to approve any signs, banners or other commercial advertising media displayed by contestant
9.) One picnic table and one 8ft table will be provided
10.) Hot ash must be disposed of in provided container
See Exhibits Tab for more information including entry form.
Imagine the thrill of winning a blue ribbon at the Fair for a special talent. Think you own the best pig, bake the most delicious apple pie, made a beautiful quilt, or have an uncanny knack for making crafts? Want to see who’s the best in all of Contra Costa County? Then be sure to enter the Contra Costa County Fair's competitive exhibits!! There’s something for everyone.
Paper entries are currently being accepted now through April 30th, 2013. Online entries will open April 1, 2013.
Entry deadlines have been extended!
Paper entries are due by April 30th, 2013, at 5pm.
Online entries are due by May 5th, 2013 at midnight.
Coloring Contest entries are due by May 17th, 2013 at 5pm.
- Tennessee River (A Tribute to Alabama)
- Big Bad Boogie Rock (A Tribute to the 70's)
- Chris Gardener Band (Country Band)
- Tyzen Master of Suggestion
- All 4 One (American male R&B/pop group best known for their cover hit single "I Swear")
- Aerorocks (A Tribute to Aerosmith)
- Hot 4 Teacher (A Tribute to Van Halen)
- Flock of 80's (A Tribute to the 80's)
NEW! ROLLER DERBY NEW!
That's right new this year will be two Roller Derby Bouts at the Fair FREE with paid admission. Friday and Saturday nights during the Fair at 8pm in the Paradise Skate Roller Rink will be the Damned Skaters, the Skaters Grim, and the Undead Bettys. For more information on the teams Click Here.