Monterey, CA, August 24, 2020 — The Monterey County Fair may have been cancelled this year, but the Fair will go on virtually, with the first Monterey County Fair 2020 Virtual Celebration, set for Sept. 3-6, 2020.
The virtual Fair kicks off at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 with a Drive-In Movie screening of the animated comedy “Despicable Me,” followed at 7:30 p.m. by the classic 1945 film “State Fair,” starring Jeanne Crain and Dana Andrews. Cost is $30 per car per screening.
The virtual Fair continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 with a Drive-In Movie & Concert featuring the 2012 musical comedy “Rock of Ages,” and Journey Revisited, a Journey tribute band. Cost is $75 per car.
Saturday, Sept. 5 features the Kentucky Derby, Drive-In-style, presented by Tachi Palace, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each vehicle receives a free Kentucky Derby daily program and daily racing form. Machines to place wagers will be available in the arena. Cost is $75 per car. On Saturday night, enjoy the action of Ultimate Bull Fighters streaming from Arcadia, Florida, followed at 6:30 p.m. by the 1994 rodeo movie “8 Seconds.” Cost is $75 per car for this performance.
The final day of the Virtual Fair, Sunday, Sept. 6, features the 2003 Jack Black-starring comedy “School of Rock,” at 7:30 p.m., celebrating Samz School of Rock, with 25% of the proceeds to benefit the school. Cost is $40 per car.
Admission to drive-in events begin one hour before posted time.
To buy tickets, go to the Fair’s website at www.montereycountyfair.com.
Sponsors of the virtual fair include Tachi Palace, Firestone 805, Aspire Health Plan, Anheuser-Busch, Chevrolet of Watsonville, Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner, Boot Barn, Braga Fresh, California Giant Berry Farms, Central Coast Senior Services, Inc., Coastal Tractor, fresh From D’Vine, Pebble Beach Resorts, Misionero, Nutrien, Culligan Water, Mechanics Bank, and Tanimura & Antle.
The El Jefe Tequila bar is conveniently located in the back of the arena for all performances.
For information, contact Monterey County Fair & Event Center at (831) 372-5863 or [email protected]
About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center
The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.
For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93905