MATEO COUNTY FAIR
The San Mateo County Fair is an annual exposition at the San Mateo County Expo
Center. It is usually held in August.
Among the major attractions of the San Mateo County Fair are:
- Horse racing at Bay Meadows Race Course.
- Carnival with lots of modern exhilarating
- Marketplace featuring agricultural products, ethnic handicrafts, art,
jewelry, clothing from the state and from all over the world.
featuring a wide range of tropical products.
- Wide array of food choices
- Wellness centers
The average attendance at the San Mateo County Fair is 150,000 and a lot of
businessmen from the county and from the state use the occasion to generate
leads, introduce new products, conduct drawings or giveaways, advertise, and
promote upcoming events.
The San Mateo County Fair presents horse racing during its nearly 2-week run.
The Fair conducts its meeting at historic Bay Meadows Racecourse, which opened
in November 1934. It is the oldest major racetrack in California.
The San Mateo County Fair meeting serves as a prelude to Bay Meadows’ fall
season, which is usually held from September to November.
Thoroughbred events make up the majority of the racing programs at the San
Mateo County Fair. However, there are also contests for quarter horses, Appaloosas
The races at the San Mateo County Fair are held in high regard and most of
Northern California’s top jockeys compete at the races.
Thanks to Bay Meadow’s turf course, the San Mateo County Fair is the
only fair that offers racing on a turf course.
San Mateo County Fair
San Mateo, California
Bay Meadows is a 90-acre track that is the longest continually operating race
track in the Golden State.
Track Facts (Bay Meadows)
mile oval with 1-1/4-mile and 6-furlong chutes
Length of stretch, 990 feet
Width in stretch, 85 feet;
Backstretch, 75 feet
7 furlongs, 32 feet (4,625 feet)
Maximum width, 75 feet
Minimum width, 50 feet
Equipped with movable rail