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Monterey County Fair & Event Center

2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, CA 93940-5260
+1 831-372-5863
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It's parking lot camping

It's definitely nothing fancy, but it has free wifi and showers. It's safe, everything takes a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Victoria M
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Placerville, California
Wonderful Fairgrounds of Monterey

It is a historic place and even featured the Monterey Pop festival with people like Jimi Hendrix... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
Dao1949
,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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  • Excellent21%
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  • Average28%
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Mar 13, 2018
“Wonderful Fairgrounds of Monterey”
Oct 20, 2017
“Great Fairgrounds”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, CA 93940-5260
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+1 831-372-5863
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's definitely nothing fancy, but it has free wifi and showers. It's safe, everything takes a code to get in. I forgot to tell my husband and he went out to pick up dinner and couldn't get back in. He forgot his cell, so he...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

It is a historic place and even featured the Monterey Pop festival with people like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Rava Shankar and a host of other legendary rock stars back in the 70s. The Fairgrounds continues to be the annual host for the Monterey Blues...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We've visited three times now and always something going on, this time was Greek Festival. Very clean, food great, grounds well kept, keep it up Monterey

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Recently came to the fair here. Great place for families, couples or individuals. Food, vendors, animals and lots of fun rides! There are quite a few places for bathrooms and everything seemed easy to find without a map. Staff seemed helpful. First day of the...More

Thank Blake A
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

They always seem to have something going on here. Love the Monterey County Fair the best! Good food, good FREE entertainment & friendly employees & Volunteers.

Thank TravlinWoman
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was one of the worst venues for an outdoor jazz festival that we have attended. The main stage is totally in the open and we had to leave during some really good music because they had concerts starting at 9:00 & 10:10 p.m. and...More

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Just happenstance that I was in town visiting family when the Artichoke Festival was also in town! Had to drive around a while, but finally secured free parking. Could have paid to park, but was on a mission to park for free! Enjoyed sampling wok-style...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

I came over for the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival. I thought the parking was tight but I am not local so maybe there is additional parking somewhere else I did not see. The size of the grounds is small compared to Santa Cruz....More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

I have been here mainly for the county fair, which happens in September. They also have a variety of other events, including Oktoberfest. This place also hosts a fantastic pumpkin patch around Halloween and a Christmas tree lot around Christmas. The county fair is fun,...More

Thank Jessamyn W
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Fantastic to be able to wonder in and watch a game of soccer at the venue Janice Joplin made a big name for herself - Monterey Pop Festival, August 1967. Original stage and stalls all intact was fantastic and to walk behind under the stage...More

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