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Apr

19

Paso Robles Event Center Generates Over $79 Million To Local Economy

Wednesday, April 19th

The Fairs & Exposition branch of the California Department of Food & Agriculture recently released its annual reports detailing the economic impact of California fairs on local economies. Data from 2015 shows that the Paso Robles Event Center, and California Mid-State Fair, generated approximately $79,196,000 in spending activity alone, benefiting the local economy and creating a ripple effect of economic benefits for California. Read More ›

Apr

14

Runaway June To Perform At 2017 Fair!

Friday, April 14th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce Runaway June has been confirmed to perform two shows on Monday, July 24, 2017, at 6:30 and 8:30 pm on the Frontier Stage. Runaway June’s performances will be free with your paid admission to the Fair. Read More ›

Apr

14

Micky Dolenz To Perform At 2017 Fair!

Friday, April 14th

The California Mid State Fair is pleased to announce Micky Dolenz has been confirmed to perform two shows, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 6:30 and 8:30 pm on the Frontier Stage. Micky Dolenz’s performances will be free with you paid admission to the Fair. Read More ›

Apr

14

Restless Heart to Perform at 2017 Fair!

Friday, April 14th

The California Mid State Fair is pleased to announce Restless Heart has been confirmed to perform two shows, on Friday, July 28, 2017, at 6:30 and 8:30 pm on the Frontier Stage. Restless Heart’s performances will be free with you paid admission to the Fair. Read More ›

Apr

7

CC Wine Competition Now Accepting Entries

Friday, April 7th

Calling all Central Coast winemakers: Entries are now being accepted for the Central Coast Wine Competition (CCWC), which takes place June 21-22 in Paso Robles. Professional winemakers may register under early bird pricing by Friday May 26; the final date to enter at full price is Friday, June 9. To register, please visit cmsfw.fairmanager.com. Read More ›

Mar

31

Hunter Hayes & The Band Perry To Perform At Fair!

Friday, March 31st

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that five-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes and GRAMMY Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry have been confirmed to perform in concert on Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30 pm. The co-headlining concert is part of the annual Bud Light Concert Series and will take place in the Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center. Read More ›

Mar

28

Last Call for CC Olive Oil Entries!

Tuesday, March 28th

Calling all California olive oil producers. The deadline to enter the 9th annual Central Coast Olive Oil Competition is approaching on April 6, 2017. The Central Coast Olive Oil Competition, hosted annually by the California Mid-State Fair in partnership with the Lodi Grape Festival, will feature over 100 olive oils produced in California. Read More ›

Mar

27

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows To Perform At Fair!

Monday, March 27th

Two of music’s most loved bands and biggest hit makers are joining up for an epic summer tour. Multi- platinum selling bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows have announced “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017”. The tour will stop in Paso Robles at the California Mid-State Fair on Saturday, July 22 and have a start time of 7:00 pm with special guest Rivers and Rust opening the show. Read More ›

Mar

24

Three Jobs Available For 2017 Mid-State Fair Exhibits Department

Friday, March 24th

The California Mid-State Fair is looking for three enthusiastic individuals wanting to work in the Exhibits Department. Interested parties should send resume to Ricky Brown at ricky@midtsatefair.com. No phone calls please. Read More ›

Mar

22

Junior Fairboard Applications Now Available

Wednesday, March 22nd

Applications are now available for the 2017 Junior Fairboard and may be picked up at the Paso Robles Event Center Main Administration office or downloaded at www.MidStateFair.com. Read More ›

Mar

21

2017 CC Olive Oil Competition Judges Confirmed

Tuesday, March 21st

The Central Coast Olive Oil Competition, hosted annually by the California Mid-State Fair, has confirmed its judges for the 2017 competition. The 9th annual competition will take place in April and will feature over 100 olive oils produced in California. Read More ›

Mar

20

Krista Sabin Appointed To Board

Monday, March 20th

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that Krista Sabin has been appointed to the 16th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-State Fair Board of Directors. Read More ›

Mar

17

John Mayer to perform at Fair!

Friday, March 17th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that Grammy-winning artist John Mayer will bring his The Search for Everything world tour to the California Mid-State Fair on Monday, July 24 at 7:30 pm. Mayer’s concert is part of the annual Bud Light Concert Series and will take place in the Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center. An opening act for the concert has yet to be announced. Read More ›

Mar

15

Chris Darway and Dee Lacey Reappointed To Board

Wednesday, March 15th

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that Chris Darway and Dee Lacey have been reappointed to the 16th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-State Fair Board of Directors. Read More ›

Mar

8

CMSF Wins Big With WFA!

Wednesday, March 8th

The California Mid-State Fair placed in numerous award categories at the Western Fairs Association Convention held in Reno January 15-18, 2017. The CMSF had ten winners in the Innovations & Management division and three winners in the Media & Marketing division. Read More ›

Mar

7

Applications Available For Miss CMSF Pageant!

Tuesday, March 7th

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Miss California Mid-State Fair Pageant. Contestants must be between the ages of 17-24 on opening day of the 2017 Fair, be a current resident of San Luis Obispo County, and have never been married. Read More ›

Mar

6

Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons Tickets Go On-Sale THIS Friday!

Monday, March 6th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons have been confirmed to perform in concert on Friday, July 28 at 7:00 pm. The show is the Fair’s annual “Evening of Music & Wine” concert, which will take place in the Main Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center. Read More ›

Feb

17

The Chainsmokers Coming To The 2017 Fair!

Friday, February 17th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that worldwide superstars The Chainsmokers have been confirmed to perform in concert on Friday, July 21 at 7:30 pm. The Chainsmokers concert is part of the annual Bud Light Concert Series and will take place in the Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center. An opening act for the concert has yet to be announced. Read More ›

Feb

15

National Swine Show Coming to Paso Robles Event Center

Wednesday, February 15th

The 2017 National Junior Swine Association Western Regional show has been relocated to the Paso Robles Event Center. The show will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2017. The show will include purebred Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire barrows and gilts, as well as crossbred barrows and gilts. Read More ›

Feb

14

Strict Equine Biosecurity Protocol

Tuesday, February 14th

Late in 2016, new cases of equine herpes virus (EHV) were discovered at a horse facility in the Los Angeles area, causing the Pasadena Tournament of Roses to cancel its annual horse show, known as Equefest. The Paso Robles Event Center wants to remind all that it practices strict biosecurity protocols in order to minimize the risk of EHV and other equine illnesses. Read More ›

Feb

13

DNA Kits Now Available!

Monday, February 13th

Attention all 4-H and FFA members: DNA kits are now available for pick-up at the California Mid-State Fair Administration Office, located at 2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles. The kits are available for pick-up from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Read More ›

Feb

7

CMSF Board inducts three new members to Hall of Fame

Tuesday, February 7th

The California Mid-State Fair Board of Directors inducted three new members into their Hall of Fame at the Board’s Annual Dinner held Friday, February 3, 2017. Read More ›

Feb

4

Keith Urban to perform at Fair!

Saturday, February 4th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that country music superstar Keith Urban has been confirmed to perform in concert on Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm. Special guest is Lauren Alaina, who will open the show. Urban’s “ripCORD WORLD TOUR 2017” concert is part of the annual Bud Light Concert Series and will take place in the Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center. Read More ›

Feb

4

Zac Brown Band to perform at Fair!

Saturday, February 4th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band has been confirmed to perform in concert on Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 pm. An Evening with Zac Brown Band is part of the annual Bud Light Concert Series and will take place in the Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center. Read More ›

Feb

4

Lionel Richie to perform at Fair!

Saturday, February 4th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that international superstar Lionel Richie has been confirmed to perform in concert on Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30 pm. A special guest for the show has yet to be announced. Richie’s concert is part of the annual Bud Light Concert Series and will take place in the Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center. Read More ›

Feb

4

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to perform at Fair!

Saturday, February 4th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons have been confirmed to perform in concert on Friday, July 28 at 7:00 pm. The show is the Fair’s annual “Evening of Music & Wine” concert, which will take place in the Main Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center. Ticket will go on sale on a date to be determined. Read More ›

Feb

4

Blue Öyster Cult to perform at Fair!

Saturday, February 4th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce Blue Öyster Cult has been confirmed to perform two shows, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 6:30 and 8:30 pm on the Frontier Stage. Blue Öyster Cult’s performances will be free with your paid admission to the Fair. Read More ›

Feb

4

WAR to perform at Fair!

Saturday, February 4th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that WAR has been confirmed to perform two shows, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 6:30 and 8:30 pm on the Frontier Stage. WAR’s performances will be free with your paid admission to the Fair. Read More ›

Feb

4

The Fab Four to perform at Fair!

Saturday, February 4th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce The Fab Four has been confirmed to perform two shows, on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 6:30 and 8:30 pm on the Frontier Stage. The Fab Four’s performances will be free with your paid admission to the Fair. Read More ›

Jan

25

2017 Theme Announced!

Wednesday, January 25th

The California Mid-State Fair has chosen a new theme for 2017, featuring the tagline “Come One, Come All!”. The annual theme will be featured throughout the 2017 California Mid-State Fair, appearing in exhibits, demonstrations, printed materials, billboards, as well as being used on the fair’s website and app. Read More ›

Dec

16

CMSF Wins Awards at IAFE Convention

Friday, December 16th

The California Mid-State Fair was the winner of several awards at the 2016 International Association of Fairs and Expositions annual gathering held in Las Vegas November 27-30, 2016. Read More ›

Dec

1

Gift Cards Make Great Stocking Stuffers!

Thursday, December 1st

California Mid-State Fair official Gift Cards make for great stocking stuffers! The official Gift Cards are available in $25.00 increments. Read More ›

Oct

10

Come Meet Blue Clover!

Monday, October 10th

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that “Blue Clover” has been installed and is ready for viewing in downtown San Luis Obispo! “Blue Clover” is part of CowParade SLO County and is located just in front of the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum at 1010 Nipomo Street, San Luis Obispo. Read More ›

Sep

13

Governor Brown Appoints Nancy Wheeler-Smith

Tuesday, September 13th

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced Nancy Wheeler-Smith, 52, of Templeton, has been appointed to the 16th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-State Fair Board of Directors. Read More ›

Sep

12

2016 Carcass Class Dinner & Awards

Monday, September 12th

The 2016 Carcass Class Dinner and Awards were held Thursday, September 1st at the Paso Robles Event Center. All market steers entered into the 2016 fair were eligible for competition, with carcasses being graded at harvest facilities by USDA graders. To be eligible for carcass awards, all carcasses must have graded USDA Select+ or higher. Read More ›

Sep

9

Construction To Begin On New Pavilion At Fair

Friday, September 9th

Construction work on a new multi-use pavilion at the California Mid-State Fair is set to begin later this week. Read More ›