What To Bring For Your Visit To The Fair

What To BringWe'll make it easy to enjoy your visit

Enjoying your time at the San Mateo County Fair is all about making sure you have everything to make your stay confortable, carefree and relaxed. Below are some helpful guildlines for things to bring, not bring and what we have brought for you just in case.

What to bring for a fun time….

  • Your festive spirit
  • Your big smile and lots of laughs
  • Your still / digital camera / phone camera
  • Your friends and family
  • Your ATM card – there are machines located at the entrance gates and in Expo and Concert Halls
  • Your jacket or sweater for the ocean breeze in the evening
  • Sunscreen
  • Unframed backpacks


What to leave home for a great time…

  • Your cares and woes
  • Your pets – only service animals are allowed
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bottles, cans or glass containers
  • Ice chests or coolers
  • Weapons (guns, stun guns, mace, pepper spray, knives, etc.)
  • Toy guns, water pistols or imitation weapons
  • Skateboards, in-line skates, or scooters
  • “Gang” colors and/or paraphernalia
  • *Confiscated items will not be returned*


We have the things you might need…

  • ATM machines
  • Baby changing stations
  • Mother’s tent
  • Lost child center
  • Lost and found services
  • First aid services
  • Water fountains
  • Recycling stations
  • Wheel chair and stroller rentals
  • Printed programs and grounds maps
  • And a great time of fair food, vendor items, carnival rides, and entertainment