Merced County Fair says buying advance tickets saves money

Discount coupons and tickets for the Merced County Fair go on sale today at the fairgrounds office and online at www.MercedCountyFair.com through 5 p.m. June 14.

Discount coupons and tickets also are available at the Merced Mall Customer Service Desk and will be sold at the Merced Flea Market on four Saturdays in May and June. The fair is June 15-20.

Organizers said the offer reduces the cost of carnival and kiddieland rides with savings on advance all-day-ride carnival discount coupons.

Pay-one-price coupons can be exchanged for an unlimited ride wrist wrap any one day of the fair and are available in advance for $23.

That's a savings of $7 a person compared to the cost of pay-one-price wrist wraps bought after June 14.

During the fair, pay-one-price wrist wraps will cost $30 each. The bracelets are good for one day of unlimited rides, all day, any day of the fair.

Advance general admission discount tickets (13 years and over) are just $8, a $2 savings compared to passes purchased during the fair for $10.

There are no discount tickets available for child admission. Child admission (6 to 12 years) is $3, and children aged 5 and under get in free to the fair daily.

Buying child admission tickets ahead of time will save time waiting at the gate, organizers said.

The advance all-day-ride carnival discount coupons and advance general admission discount tickets are available at the fair office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information call (209) 722-1507.