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Monday is last day for Merced County Fair discounts

Monday is the last day fairgroers can save money on the cost of admission for the Merced County Fair.

Discount all-day-ride carnival coupons and general admission tickets are available at several locations throughout Merced: The Merced County Fairgrounds box office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m; Rancho San Miguel Market, 1930 Yosemite Park Way, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Merced Mall customer service desk, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Coupons and tickets may also be purchased at the fair's website at http://www.mercedcountyfair.com until 5 p.m. Monday.

Coupons and tickets may also be purchased at the fair's website at http://www.mercedcountyfair.com until 5 p.m. Monday.

Carnival coupons can be exchanged for an unlimited ride wristband any day of the fair and can be purchased in advance for $23, a savings of $7.

Advance general admission for people older than 13 is $8, a $2 savings. No discounts are available for child admission. Admission for children ages 6 to 12 is $3 and children younger than 5 are free.

The Merced County Fair opens on Tuesday and continues until Sunday. For information, call (209) 722-1507.

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