The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds invites one and all to “Imagine the Savings” this year starting Friday, July 11 and running for 10 days. Discounted admission tickets and unlimited ride wristbands are still on sale until 7 p.m. tonight. There are a number of additional discounts and promotions available during the week of the fair.
On Friday, July 11, if you bring 2 canned food items to benefit United Samaritans, you get $2 off one adult admission ticket — sponsored by the Modesto Bee. The first 1,000 guests will also receive gifts from the Modesto Bee.
On Saturday, July 12, the first 1,000 guests receive gifts from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Stanislaus county.
On Sunday, July 13, all guests are admitted free until 3 p.m., courtesy of FOX 40. In addition, the first 1,000 guests receive gifts from Doctors Medical Center.
On Monday, July 14, the first 1,000 guests receive gifts from Real California Milk.
On Tuesday, July 15, attendees with a 7UP coupon from 2-liter bottles receive $4 off one adult admission and/or $2 off one unlimited ride wristband.
On Wednesday, July 16, the first 1,000 guests receive gifts from the Turlock Irrigation District.
On Thursday, July 17, kids under the age of 12 are admitted free, thanks to the Sutter Health Central Valley Region — who are also providing gifts to the first 1,000 kids. Also, if you donate one or more toys to the Salvation Army, you can receive two free carnival ride tickets.
On Friday, July 18, the first 1,000 guests receive gifts from the Modesto Nuts.
Saturday, July 19, is Senior Day, where seniors 65 years of age and older are admitted free, thanks to Health Net. In addition to this, the first 1,000 guests receive gifts from Valley First Credit Union.
And finally, Sunday, July 20, has free admission until 3 p.m., again sponsored by FOX 40. The first 1,000 guests will also receive gifts from Corona.
There are savings available every day at the fair for attendees with a Free Fair Savings Coupon Book. The book contains great deals — from free sodas to free corn dogs with additional purchase. Guests can pick up a coupon book at FoodMaxx stores in Turlock and Modesto, or at the Park ‘n’ Ride Shuttle at California State University, Stanislaus or Pitman High School.
“There are plenty of ways to save this year at the Fair,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “The Fair Savings Coupon Book and other daily savings will help make the Fair affordable for all this year.”
As mentioned, fair guests can park and get a ride to the Fair for free using the Fair’s shuttle program, Park ‘n Ride. This includes free parking at CSU Stanislaus on Crowell Road between West Monte Vista Avenue and Ansel Adams Boulevard. There is a second location at Pitman High School, located 2525 W. Christoffersen Parkway. Shuttles arrive and depart every 15 minutes between the parking lots and the Fairgrounds, with hours running from 4:30 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and 11:30 a.m. to midnight on weekends.
From July 14 until July 18, participating Taco Bell locations will be offering a $3 off adult admission coupon with every meal.