MADERA – Get ready for thrilling fun, oodles of fair food, and a loaded entertainment line-up as the Madera Fair, proudly presented by Valley Children’s Healthcare, returns for another spectacular year of family-friendly amusement on September 7th – 10th. This year’s event, easily considered one of Madera County’s largest parties, is set to be bigger and better than ever, offering a wide range of attractions, including midway rides, a nightly drone show, and live entertainment.
Brace yourself for a fantastic selection of exhilarating rides suitable for thrill-seekers and little ones. From classic carousels and Ferris Wheels to heart-pounding favorites like the Zipper, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The Madera Fair’s food lineup is diverse and bigger than ever, ensuring that your taste buds embark on a journey of pure indulgence. Enjoy classic fair treats like corndogs and funnel cakes as well as more unique delicacies, including deep-fried Oreos and donut-built cheeseburgers.
Prepare to be entertained by an impressive lineup of live performances across multiple stages and around the grounds, including magicians, hula hoopers, jugglers, ventriloquists, community acts, and more. The 20/30 Party Stage offers live music with a dancefloor twice a night, featuring tribute bands consisting of Bad Jovi, Uptown Funk (a tribute band to Bruno Mars), Violin on Fire (Valley native Patrick Contreras), and Cumbia favorite La Sonora San Jose.
The 2023 Table Mountain Concert Series, presented by Estrella Jalisco, promises to be an unforgettable musical experience for attendees of all ages. Smash Mouth opens the fair on Thursday, September 7th, Tesla takes the stage on Friday, September 8th, Chase Rice performs on Saturday, September 9th, and La Séptima Banda and Noel Torres close out the concert series on Sunday, September 10th. This eclectic mix of top-tier artists is FREE to enjoy with paid gate admission, and the festival-style venue provides open seating, rentable lawn chairs, and a perfect open-air atmosphere under the night sky.
Each night as the headline concert closes, the skies above the Madera Fairgrounds will come alive with an electric drone show that lights up the night! Watch in awe as the synchronized fleet of drones dazzles the night with a display of lights in sync with a base-filled soundtrack at the center of the grounds.
Pre-sale Admission and Carnival Passes are now available for purchase at MaderaFair.com, in the Madera Fair office, and at Rancho San Miguel Market in Madera beginning August 23rd. Save $5 on admission and carnival coupons through September 6th. Kids 12 and under qualify for FREE admission every day of the fair courtesy of Valley Children’s Healthcare, with an extra special deal on the opening night of the fair, Thursday, September 7th, when ALL can enjoy “kid pricing,” providing FREE entry for the evening. Additional deals include the Golden Passport for $100, allowing a single rider to utilize an unlimited wristband good for all four nights of the fair; the Golden Passport can be purchased online and at the Madera Fair office. The famous BOGO, buy one get one free wristband is available on Saturday, September 9th, and Sunday, September 10th, between 3 pm – 5 pm inside the gates (cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.)
About the Madera Fair: The Madera Fair is a beloved annual tradition that brings together the local community and visitors from all around to celebrate the best of fun and festivities. Join us at the Madera Fair presented by Valley Children’s Healthcare and make lasting memories with friends and family. Be part of the magic from September 7th to 10th, 2023, at the Madera Fairgrounds. For more information, pre-sale admission, and carnival coupons, visit MaderaFair.com.
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Formed in 1985, Visit Yosemite | Madera County’s mission is to draw the millions of Yosemite National Park visitors to its gateway’s many businesses and attractions. We invite visitors to take a journey from the Fossil Discovery Center to the Madera Wine Trail and onward to the High Sierra. Discover incredible dining, talented tradespersons, four seasons of water sports at Bass Lake, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and mighty adventures right up to the massive Giant Sequoia trees. Madera County is the gateway to so much more.