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For Immediate Release
October 24, 2013

Fair Theme for 2014: ‘Happiest Fair On Earth’

Beloved annual event set for July 2-6 in San Rafael

Officials from the Marin County Fair have announced the theme for the 2014 Marin County Fair: The Happiest Fair On Earth.

The 2014 edition of the award-winning fair will offer more family fun than ever and underscore its popularity as the County’s most beloved summer attraction. The theme will be on display throughout the fair via special shows, concerts, exhibits and attractions over the long July 4th weekend, July 2-6. Early highlights include:

  • The popular Chinese Circus of Beijing returns with an all-new show of spectacular acrobatics including sensational balancing acts, martial arts, tumbling and circus acts – fun for the entire family!
  • Game On! makes its Bay Area debut with 36 fun and interactive games and activities in three zones: Classic Games, Puzzles & Plexers, and the Construction Zone. In Classic Games, fairgoers will find giant-sized versions of games we grew up with such as 3-Foot Pick-up Sticks, Checkers, Chutes & Ladders, Scrabble, Twister and a life-size Operation game. In Puzzles & Plexers, guests will be challenged with 3D puzzles, large tavern puzzles, wood puzzles, and a world map jigsaw puzzle. The Construction Zone, geared for toddlers, features the ever-popular bubble arena, large foam blocks, wood blocks, magnetos, a Lego wall and magnetic build-it-yourself Rube Goldberg wall. Game On! is designed to tease and challenge minds of all ages.

The 2014 fair will offer amusement for all ages – with great concerts and exhibits – contests, healthy foods, 28 free carnival rides, nightly fireworks, shopping, farm animals and gardens. The  competitive exhibits program – the ‘heart and soul’ of the fair – will feature new and returning exhibits in fine arts and crafts, photography, flowers, art chairs, dairy cows and lots more - 800 categories in all. 

“The Marin County Fair is renowned for presenting affordable family fun, and we plan to offer even more in 2014,” said Jim Farley, director of the Marin County Department of Cultural and Visitor Services. “We celebrate the creativity and imagination of Marin County and Bay Area residents. We are also planning a few surprises, so stay tuned.”

The 2014 Marin County Fair poster art was designed by Mez Design of Sausalito.

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Gabriella C. Calicchio
Department of Cultural Services

Marin Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6400
Email: Gabriella C. Calicchio
Cultural Services Website