SOURCE: Contra Costa County Fair

Contra Costa County Fair

May 21, 2010 15:42 ET

Contra Costa County Fair Gives Cash-Conscious Residents Some Bang for Their Buck

Rock Concerts and Exotic Animal Shows Just Some of the Great Attractions Fairgoers Get for $8 Ticket

ANTIOCH, CA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2010) - Eight bucks won't buy much these days, but for less than a sawbuck folks can see exotic animals, platinum artists, seasoned comedians and fine art at the Contra Costa County Fair, which runs June 3-6 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

"Affordable, quality entertainment is always in demand and especially right now so come out and see us at the fair," said fair CEO Lori Marshall. "Our fair has so many great attractions and shows that are free with the price of admission. It's a great way to kick off the summer."

For their $8 ticket, fairgoers will get to check out more than 100 exhibits, whose themes include sporting goods, jewelry, fine arts, horticulture, livestock and more. Between carnival rides and cotton candy, they'll be entertained with impromptu performances by cowboy troupe "Fables of the West," have some laughs with Skip Banks the Balloon Man and rock out with platinum rock artists Great White.

Myriad other attractions, concerts, shows and events are included with the price of admission. For those willing to spend a little extra, hip-hop legend MC Hammer will bring his signature flair to the fair's main stage at 7pm on Friday, June 4. Tickets are an additional $15 for general admission and $20 for reserved seating.

"We encourage families to come visit us multiple times to enjoy all the activities and attractions offered," Marshall said. "But it's not important to see it all. What's important is that families can come and be entertained for as long as they like without breaking the bank."

The fair runs June 3-6 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, located at 1201 West 10th St., Antioch. Admission: Adults $8; Kids 6-12 $5; Seniors $5; 5 and under FREE. Fair hours: Thursday & Friday: 12pm - 11pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 11pm.

For more information about the entertainment schedule, how to get discounts on the price of admission or other general inquiries, please call (925) 757-4400 or visit

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