Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce that all carnival rides on Opening Day of the 2023 Fair will be FREE! The California Mid-State Fair is teaming up with Helm & Sons Amusements to offer FREE carnival rides to all patrons on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Just pay Fair admission and that’s it: no need to purchase single ride tickets or unlimited ride wristbands on Opening Day!

The gates and carnival open at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, and don’t close until Midnight. Of course, carnival ride height and size restrictions still apply, but everyone rides for free in the Main Carnival and Cub Country! And yes, this does include the Big Splash water ride, the new P.L.U.R. Spinning Coaster, and Medusa! Click here to view the full ride list.

The promotion does not include Fair admission. It does not include any games, as those will be “pay-as-you-play” as usual and cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount. Helm & Sons Amusements will also be offering their “Fast Pass” on-site for $30.00. The “Fast Pass” may be limited due to demand.

“We are pleased to bring back this great deal for all fairgoers. It’s a fun way to welcome the community back on our grounds,” said California Mid-State Fair CEO Colleen Bojorquez.

For all other days of the 2023 Fair, other than the Opening Day FREE promotion, pre-sale single-day unlimited ride wristbands are available for purchase right now for $35.00 online HERE.

The 2023 California Mid-State Fair runs July 19 through July 30 and this year’s theme is “Shake, Rattle & Roll!” Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

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