The Merced County Fair said it renamed some of its buildings on the fairgrounds.
“This way we won’t have to keep renaming the buildings — it gives them identity,” the fair’s CEO, Tom Musser, said, adding, “It’s also a safety issue, so that if there’s a 911 call from the fairgrounds because someone is having a heart attack, they can tell them exactly what building they’re in; they won’t have to guess.”
The new building names, approved by the fair’s board at its Jan. 11 meeting, are inspired by Merced County and nearby Yosemite National Park. The Directors’ Lounge (Rock House) is now El Capitan Lodge; the Home Arts Building is now Tioga Hall; Floriculture is now Bridal Veil Gardens; the Commerce Building is Yosemite Hall; the Cafeteria is now Sierra Hall; the Pavilion is the Merced Pavilion; the Ag Exhibit building is Half Dome Hall; the Junior Building is San Joaquin Hall; the Saloon/Dance Slab is The Junction and the Beer Garden is Bear Creek Plaza.
To see a fairgrounds map, go to the fair’s Web site, www.MercedCountyFair.com and click on “facilities map.”
The theme of the 2010 Merced County Fair, June 15-20, is “Wetlands, Water and Wildlife.” For more information, including building rental information, call (209) 722-1507, e-mail to Info@MercedCountyFair.com, fax at (209) 722-3773 or go to the fair’s Web site, www.MercedCountyFair.com