SOURCE: Contra Costa County Fair

Contra Costa County Fair

May 04, 2011 11:00 ET

New Programs Offer Many Ways to Save at This Year's Contra Costa County Fair

Cash-Conscious Residents Have Numerous Ways to Get Free or Discounted Tickets to the Fair, June 2 - 5

ANTIOCH, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - With the economy not quite out of the woods yet and residents still pinching pennies, the staff at the Contra Costa County Fair want people to know there are a multitude of ways to get free or discounted tickets to this year's big event from June 2-5 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

"One $8 ticket buys you a full day of quality, family-friendly entertainment," said fair CEO Lori Marshall. "And with our new savings opportunities, there are so many ways to get in for practically nothing. Bringing the whole family to the fair is a great way to start the summer, especially when you can do it without spending an arm and a leg."

A few of the deals include:

* Free admission for everyone from noon until 3pm on June 2
* All active military personnel with ID get free admission on June 2
* Any senior 62 or older receives free admission all day June 2
* Buy tickets early and save on both admission and ride wristbands
* Special discount tickets at all Walgreens stores, on sale May 12 -June 1

These aren't the only ways to save money at the fair. To view the full list of saving opportunities go to http://www.contracostafair.com/fair/savings. Fairgoers will also enjoy more than 100 exhibits on cooking, fine arts, jewelry, horticulture and more. And last but not least, great bands like country group Whiskey Dawn and rockers The Lost Boys will kick off this year's event with shows on Thursday and Friday. Tribute bands paying homage to Taylor Swift, Guns N' Roses and Def Leppard will rock the house all day Saturday.

"There's so much going on you can't possibly see it all," Marshall said, "still we always encourage folks to try, even visit more than once!"

The fair runs June 2-5 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 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 or other general inquiries, please call (925) 757-4400 or visit www.contracostafair.com.

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