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Roaming the fairgrounds all five days of the Fair are some of our favorite acts including the Stilt Circus, Balloonacy, and Jeremiah the Juggler, alongside some new acts including the Drumheads, Hillia Hula Hoop Extraordinaire, and more.

In the Barnyard, share the Fair with your favorite barnyard friends. Don’t miss sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep dog trials, carriage rides, horses, dairy and pygmy goat competitions, along with award-winning rabbits, guinea pigs, pocket pets, and chickens in the Fur & Feathers tent. Check the daily schedule for times.

All-Alaskan Racing Pigs

Features rare, heritage breeds, that are the ultimate racing machines! At 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, & 6:30pm daily.

Marin Galactic Outpost

Meet and have your photos taken with your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away. In the exhibit hall from noon to 7:00pm daily


One of America's foremost balloon sculptors with over 108 different animals. At 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm & 4:30pm daily

Stilt Circus

Stilt Circus will be gliding through the Marin County fairgrounds with festive Stilt Artistry, finding both the young and young-at-heart. Our talented stilt artists will showcase unique costumes and characters each day of the fair.

The Drumheads

Turn up the boombox and get ready for The Drumheads. Entertaining fairgoers with top tunes, from today, tomorrow, and yesteryear, this quirky, high-energy duo will drum dance and entertain. At 2:30pm, 4:30pm, & 6:30pm, daily.

Hillia Hula Hoop Extraordinaire

The hula hoop show is packed with jaw dropping tricks, comedy, and audience participation. At 1:15pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, & 6:00pm daily

The Throw Zone with Jeremiah Johnston

Experience juggling in a new way! Through innovative talents and ninja like reflexes Jeremiah will keep you on your toes. At 3:00pm, 7:00pm, & 8:00pm daily.

Try It Truck

Don’t miss the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s engineering lab on wheels the Try it Truck, where parents/caregivers and children will Think, Make, Try® together as they work through ideas and build creative problem-solving skills using new tools and materials, in a playful multidisciplinary environment, combining science, art, engineering and design.

Ford Farms Petting Zoo

The animals are back and ready to welcome fairgoers of all ages.

The Butterfly Kingdom

Grab a feeding stick an explore this enclosure filled with over 200 hundred live butterflies of 6 different species! Learn about the butterfly life cycle and how to mend a broken wing. Open 11:00am to 8:00pm daily.

The Marin County Free Library’s Bookmobile and Learning Bus

Stocked with children’s books for every level of reader, adult books, books on CD, DVDs as well as a large Spanish collection for children and adults alike.

Quest For Power

An interactive adventure that will take you throughout the fairgrounds collecting virtual clues.

The Artist Circle

The Artist Circle tent and participate in creating a collective masterpiece that explores electricity using recycled and reused materials. Professional artists from will offer an exciting and inclusive space to create kinetic sculpture

DJ Gstudios

Marin native also known as, Gustavo. Live under the big screen on the lawn from 3:00pm to 4:30pm daily.

Rawhide Express

Come out and enjoy this magnificent train ride, (that's environmental friendly) as it takes you on a tour of Marin County fairgrounds. Ride is FREE. From 11am to 5:30pm daily.