Attendee Health & Safety Guidelines

The health and safety of our guests is our top priority
Fair officials have developed various plans to adhere to current guidelines from the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economic plan. The current plan under California’s orange tier allows for outdoor live events such as the county fair to host up to 25% of maximum capacity.

“The theme of the San Mateo County Fair is Where Tradition Meets Innovation, and we will certainly bring the favorite traditions of animals, pig races, BBQ, funnel cakes, carnival rides, and the Ferris Wheel back, with the innovations that provide a healthy and safe space for our community,” said Dana Stoehr, CEO of the San Mateo County Event Center. “The health and safety of our guests is our top priority,”

Some modifications to this year’s Fair include a scheduled timed entry for all visitors, which allows the fair to maintain capacity limitations and adhere to the state’s reopening guidelines. All tickets will be sold online, and attendees will select an available time slot for arrival and digital tickets will be scanned at the gate to provide a touch-less experience. All guests will be mandated to wear masks while attending this event.

COVID protocols

Upon entry, all fairgoers temperatures will be checked. Masks and social distancing are required. Cleaning will be done frequently. Touchless transactions are encouraged.

Each building and attraction will have signage about the specific health and safety procedures they are following. Attendance capacity on the fairgrounds will be limited and admission times will be specified.

Cash will be accepted, but touchless transactions are encouraged.

Please be respectful to other fairgoers and staff. We are all in this together.