What's Special in San Mateo County Fair This Year?

Originally known as the ‘Little Flower Show’, San Mateo County Fair had very modest beginnings. The event was held in several schools around San Mateo County. But finally, in the year 1935, the show was taken to Bay Meadows Racetrack where it still resides. Since the fair is such a big attraction to the residents and tourists alike, several transportation providers offer transit facilities to people to and from cities within the county.  
San Mateo County Fair 2013
There will be several attractions to the fair this year, some of them include:
Several big names are booked to perform at the fair. Some of the bands include:
The whispers:
This is one of the most loved and popular R & B vocal groups that began their career in 1963. They started off by playing at street corners in Los Angeles and now have become a big name around the US.
Aerorocks has thrilled audiences consistently worldwide, performing and touring on several different continents! This energetic tribute to the band Aerosmith began its journey in 1997 by Steve Tyler impersonator, Jay Basinger.
Tower Of Power:
This band has been creating soul music since 1968 and has delivered their unique compositions to their fans year after year.
Starship is an iconic rock band that recorded several popular anthems, including “Sara” and “We Built This City”. Although the history of the band goes back to the sixties, the incarnation that is still performing the hits today began in the year 1979 with Mickey Thomas.
Apart from the concerts, attendees will also be encouraged to participate in contests and summer fun. These daily contests are absolutely free for fairgoers to be a part of and provide a chance to win amazing prizes. All nine days, the fair will offer exciting and unique games. Some of them include,
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Sponge Wringing Contest
  • Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
  • Win-It-In-A-Minute Contest
  • Extreme Puzzle Contest
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Extreme Apple Bobbing Contest
  • Donuts-on-a-String Contest
With several different rides, games, attractions, and food stalls, there is no dearth to the fun people can have. In fact there is something for everyone at the San Mateo County Fair. The staff works zealously year-round to get ready for this nine day event. They collaborate with organizations and local businesses as well as create partnerships within community. The fair also offers opportunity to local residents to display their talents and get acknowledged by prestigious judges. However, it is not just about competition. The Fair is also extremely popular with friends and families to reunite and make memories. 

By keeping evolution in mind, the fair management continually grows to make the event even better, specifically by implementing modern, unique, ideas. The Fair staff makes sure everything is well organized and has a lot in store for everyone! In fact having this annual Fair helps the community to come together and experience generations of traditions.

Travelling to the fair is also not difficult. With so many cab companies in and around San Mateo it becomes very easy to commute back and forth. These providers offer top notch vehicles that come with state of the art navigation system, credit card machines, and excellent interiors. Apart from this, the drivers behind the wheels are also well trained and aware of the shortest routes around.  These cabs can be booked before hand by visiting the company’s website or by calling the ground staff. Some of these companies also offer senior citizen discounts and several other concessions to make the ride even sweeter.