5 Days of Non-Stop Fun at The Marin County Fair

2019 Marin County Fair, Over the Moon! kicks off in high gear this summer offering spectacular fun for five days and providing something for everyone. The 2019 fair will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as well as the things Marin County values the most: family, art, agriculture, and the environment including:

Over 12,000 Exhibits including themed exhibit categories which include decorated moons and paper moons; exciting photography categories including moonscapes, barnyard buddies, and trees; new and innovative makers projects; baked goods, lively culinary contests, fine art, and much more.



Celebrate in spectacular style as the skies are filled with fireworks every night over the lagoon. The fireworks take place every night of the Fair, shot from three barges over the lagoon in a low-level, safely choreographed extravaganza of music, rockets, Roman candles, comets, meteoric showers and spectacular bursting cascades – all beautifully reflected in the water below. Bring the entire family and enjoy this amazing show every night of the Fair, from July 3 through July 7 at 9:30 pm.


Fair goers of all ages won’t want to miss the 28 FREE carnival rides and games offering experiences suitable for all ages, from heart pounding thrill-rides to gentle, kid-friendly rides. Check out the spectacular view of the fairgrounds from atop the 10-story high Giant Ferris Wheel and don’t miss the solar-powered carousel—the first of its kind at a county fair! The carnival is open daily from 11 am–11 pm. A special $3 ticket is required for the following rides—The Wacky Worm Coaster, Super Shot Drop Tower, and Freak Out.



  • The Space Station Museum: special exhibit of largest private collection of U.S., Russian and Soviet space exploration artifacts.

  • On the Blue Ribbon Stage, featured cheese of the day as an homage to the moon made of cheese in the Fair artwork.

  • Street Drum Corps will rock the Fair with world-renowned, high energy, drum and percussion. Three shows daily in the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium. 1pm, 3pm, & 5pm.

  • Special street painting exhibit by Italian Street Painting Marin in the Shade Garden Tent, featuring local master Madonnari Lisa Jones, Joel Yau and Genna Panzarella. ** Fun street painting activity for youth on Children’s Day – Wednesday, July 3rd. 

  • 49th Annual International Short Film and Video Festival in the 300-seat Showcase Theater at 5 & 7 pm daily.

  • Attractions for the entire familySomething Ridiculous comedy juggling duo, Golden Gate Garrison — 501st Legion, Stilt Circus and Rawhide Express Train.

  • Three Twins Solar Stage features popular contests: Hip Hop and Break Dance, Dancing Stars, Singing Stars and “Star Search” Performing Arts Competitions.

  • Over the Moon Virtual Reality – Experience the Fair in an otherworldly way! The XR Barnyard helps the cow, rooster, chick blast off to the moon with a little Augmented Reality help. Step into the virtual time machine to experience the Apollo 11 journey through the eyes of those who lived through it. Fairgoers will help the farm animals find the supplies and find the robot to make the epic moon landing and answer these questions...... Is the moon really made of cheese? What is on the dark side of the moon? Do aliens really live in the craters?

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The award-winning Marin County Fair combines the red, white and blue of America’s history with the green of American’s future in sustainability by integrating environmental stewardship at the Fair. From renewable energy, waste diversion, energy efficiency, and water conservation in partnership with over a dozen public agencies, non-profit organizations and companies who support the ongoing efforts of the Fair to incorporate sustainable business practices, the Marin County Fair is proud to be “The Greenest Fair on Earth!”