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Carnival Rides Run the Gamut from Fun to Scary at the 2019 Monterey County Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 2

The Monterey County Fair’s popular Carnival returns this year with 30 rides for the 83rd Annual Fair, set for Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019.

Monterey, CA, August 01, 2019 — The Monterey County Fair’s popular Carnival returns this year with 30 rides for the 83rd Annual Fair, set for Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019.

Come ride on the safe and exciting rides from Helm and Sons Amusements. There is a stellar line-up of action-packed rides this year, which features 30 great rides to enjoy, from spectacular scream-inducing rides to fun rides and attractions for families and kids. With new carnival rides and improved games, the Fair is popular with families who want to bring their kids and grandkids out for a day of great family fun.

There is fun for all ages in the Carnival, with rides including the 70-foot tall Century Wheel and the unique red-white-and-blue Americana Wheel. Enjoy a slide on burlap sacks on the Alpine Slide — every kid loves slides, and the almost 100-foot-long Alpine Slide lets you and three of your friends slide down side-by-side at the same time!

Take a thrilling stroll through the House of the Dead, if you dare; or walk through the festive Mardi Gras, a two-story mirror maze with a spiral slide at the end. The little ones will enjoy The Cool Bears, which features four giant “cool” bears that they can spin and sit in.

The Xtreme Star Dancer is one of the most popular rides on the midway. Upon boarding, riders are secured with over-the-shoulder restraints, and as the claw begins to rotate, it starts to swing back and forth until it reaches its full height of 60 feet in the air! Combining a spinning and swinging motion, the Star Dancer provides riders with a completely unique riding experience.

For the little riders, there are wide selection of rides in Cub Country, a special kid-friendly zone with rides and amenities just their size. No scary monsters or screaming fast rides here! Just gentle fun for little ones and their families, including the Fantasy Carousel, Baja Buggies, Turtle Races, Flying Dragon, Krazy Planes and Gummi and Firedog Inflatables.

Some of the new rides this year include the ever-popular Gravitron, the classic Tilt-a-Whirl, the exciting Gold Miner, the max-intensity Insomniac, the spinning Tornado and the aptly named Sizzler. If the sizzling speed doesn’t give you a clue, the added twirling of the cars certainly will!

Carnival wristbands are $35, $25 in advance, and $25 online. Wristbands are available every day this year and all military and law enforcement receive a $5 discount every day. This is a coupon that can be exchanged for free popcorn, 2 for 1, free prize and a carnival wristband.

Fun Pack tickets will be sold at Sand City and Salinas Costco stores from July 25- August 29 and include two admission tickets, two carnival coupons, and multiple food coupons for $49.99.

Carnival tickets and wristbands can be purchased online at www.montereycountyfair.com or at Salinas or Sand City Costco stores.

Ride Monterey-Salinas Transit free from any stop. Just show your online ticket or park for $12 at the Monterey Pines Golf Course Thursday-Saturday or $8 to park at Monterey Peninsula College, Saturday-Monday with a free shuttle to the Fair provided by MST.

The Monterey County Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29-Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, in Monterey. The theme of the 2019 fair is “High Tides and Carnival Rides.”

About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.

MC Fair 2019 Rides for Website #2

GREAT CARNIVAL RIDES AT THE FAIR!

The Monterey County Fair’s popular Carnival returns again this year for the 83rd annual Fair, set for Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019.

Come ride on the safe and exciting rides from Helm and Sons Amusements. There is a stellar line-up of action-packed rides this year, which features 30 great rides to enjoy, from spectacular scream-inducing rides to fun rides and attractions for families and kids. With new carnival rides and improved games, the Fair is popular with families who want to bring their kids and grandkids out for a day of great family fun.

There is fun for all ages in the Carnival, with rides including the 70-foot tall Century Wheel and the unique red-white-and-blue Americana Wheel. Enjoy a slide on burlap sacks on the Alpine Slide — every kid loves slides, and the almost 100-foot-long Alpine Slide lets you and three of your friends slide down side-by-side at the same time!

Take a thrilling stroll through the House of the Dead, if you dare; or walk through the festive Mardi Gras, a two-story mirror maze with a spiral slide at the end. The little ones will enjoy The Cool Bears, which features four giant “cool” bears that they can spin and sit in.

The Xtreme Star Dancer is one of the most popular rides on the midway. Upon boarding, riders are secured with over-the-shoulder restraints, and as the claw begins to rotate, it starts to swing back and forth until it reaches its full height of 60 feet in the air! Combining a spinning and swinging motion, the Star Dancer provides riders with a completely unique riding experience.

For the little riders, there are wide selection of rides in Cub Country, a special kid-friendly zone with rides and amenities just their size. No scary monsters or screaming fast rides here! Just gentle fun for little ones and their families, including the Fantasy Carousel, Baja Buggies, Turtle Races, Flying Dragon, Krazy Planes and Gummi and Firedog Inflatables.

Some of the new rides this year include the ever-popular Gravitron, the classic Tilt-a-Whirl, Gold Miner, the max-intensity Insomniac, the Tornado and the aptly named Sizzler. If the sizzling speed doesn’t give you a clue, the added twirling of the cars certainly will!

The complete list of rides:

Alpine Slide

Americana Wheel

Baja Buggies

Beach Party

Bears (Cool Bears)

Block City

Century Wheel (Pink)

Cub Country

Fantasy Carousel

Firedog Inflatabe

Firehouse

Flying Dragoon

Frog Hopper

Goldminer

Gravitron

Gummi Inflatable

House of the Dead

Himalaya

Insomniac

Kite Flyer

Krazy Planes

Mardi Gras

Sizzler

Spider (Black Widow)

Tea Cups

Tilt a Whirl

Tornado

Turtle Races

Vertigo

Xtreme Star Dancer

Carnival wristbands are $35, $25 in advance, and $25 online. Wristbands are available every day this year and all military and law enforcement receive a $5 discount every day. This is a coupon that can be exchanged for free popcorn, 2 for 1, free prize and a carnival wristband.

Fun Pack tickets will be sold at Sand City and Salinas Costco stores from July 25- August 29 and include two admission tickets, two carnival coupons, and multiple food coupons for $49.99.

Carnival tickets and wristbands can be purchased online at www.montereycountyfair.com or at Salinas or Sand City Costco stores.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

2019 Monterey County Fair

Do You Have Talent? Local Performers Sought for 83rd Annual Monterey County Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019

Attention Monterey County! Show off your talents! Local performers and those who wish to showcase their talents for free are being sought to appear on the Community Stage at the 83rd Annual Monterey County Fair, which will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019.

Monterey, CA, June 21, 2019 — Attention Monterey County! Show off your talents! Local performers and those who wish to showcase their talents for free are being sought to appear on the Community Stage at the 83rd Annual Monterey County Fair, which will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019.

Are you a dancer, musician, singer, kickboxer, gymnast or other type of performer? Come on out and dazzle Monterey County at the upcoming Monterey County Fair! This year’s theme is “High Tides and Carnival Rides.”

Interested individuals and organizations are invited to apply online no later than Friday, June 28, 2019, at www.montereycountyfair.com. There you will find a “Community Act Performance Request Form” to fill out with your pertinent data, type of group, equipment needed, when you would like to perform, etc.

The schedule of performances is determined on a first-come, first-served basis with the deadline for receiving request forms by either fax, email or postal mail no later than June 28. The fair cannot guarantee the times requested, but will make every effort to fill your request.

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres. It is home of the annual Monterey County Fair, host to many major public and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a satellite wagering facility.

The Monterey County Fair is the 7th District Agricultural Association of the State of California. For more information, call (831) 372-5863 or check out the website, www.montereycountyfair.com.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereycountyfair.com

Theme of 2019 Monterey County Fair, ‘High Tides and Carnival Rides,’ and official poster unveiled

The Monterey County Fair announced that the theme for the Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019, fair will be “High Tides and Carnival Rides.”

Monterey, CA, November 18, 2018 — The Monterey County Fair announced that the theme for the Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019, fair will be “High Tides and Carnival Rides.”

The fair also unveiled its official poster for this year’s event, featuring critters from the fair’s popular livestock displays and auctions, including a cow, horse, goat, rabbit, ewe, rooster and pig frolicking on the beach with a “woodie” station wagon and surfboards with the fair’s carnival rides in the background.

The poster was designed by artist Scott Westmoreland, who is well known for his surf, ocean, and woodie car-themed work. He also created official posters for the fair in 2009, with “Reel in the Fun,” in 2013 with “At the Heart of it All,” and in 2015, with “Farm Fresh Fun.”

Westmoreland began his career as an illustrator in the entertainment industry as an artist for major theatrical productions nationwide, including the Broadway stage. He has also worked with the Walt Disney Company and MCA Universal, later becoming a full-time staff artist at Disney. Westmoreland created numerous marketing, merchandising and collector edition pieces for Disney, as well as countless conceptual and developmental campaigns for Michael Eisner.

Westmoreland later rejoined the freelance world and is known as a “top 100” seller on Art.com. Westmoreland has been featured by television shows like Fox’s “Trading Spouses,” ABC Family’s “Knock First,” and in publications like “Decor” and “Total Art Licensing.”

“We are thrilled about the 2019 Monterey County Fair theme, it ties in a lot of our favorite things, including the beach, surfing, livestock and carnival rides,” says Kelly Violini, Monterey County Fair CEO. “We hope that everyone can come out and join us for next year’s fair.”

Westmoreland’s Monterey County Fair art will be featured through the course of the 2019 Fair as the Fairs’ graphic identity. His Monterey County Fair art will be seen as the 2019 poster and shown in all of the merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and souvenirs.

The Monterey County Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29-Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, in Monterey.

Contact:

Alyssa Wygal

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 372-5863

alyssa@montereycountyfair.com

http://www.montereycountyfair.com

About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereycountyfair.com