The California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles starts TODAY!

Fairby Tina Swithin

The 2013 California Mid State Fair, whose theme this year is “Start Spreading the News” kicks off today in Paso Robles and I am so excited about this year’s line-up of fun, concerts and funnel cake!

The Main Grandstand - Chumash Grandstand Arena:

This year, the main grandstand plays host to Tim McGraw with Kip Moore, who kicks off opening night (tonight!) followed by Trace Atkins with Brantley Gilbert, Adam Lambert, Sail Rock, Matchbox Twenty with Goo Goo Dolls, John Mayer, Rascal Flatts with The Band Perry, Van Halen, Brit Floyd, Huey Lewis & The News, Country Rodeo Finals and Monster Trucks.

The California Mid-State Fair’s Chumash Grandstand Arena has over 14,600 seats which is a large venue by most county or state fair standards. And with this many seats, it is a natural draw for past performers and big-name talents like the Black Eyed Peas, Aerosmith and Carrie Underwood to entertain fans in Paso Robles.

I spoke to Tom Keffury of the California Mid-State Fair who said this, “The Chumash Arena is what really sets the California Mid-State Fair apart from the typical county fair. The California Mid-State Fair has the usual corn dog stands, carnival, pig races and unique vendors that sell anything from shoe polish to sunglasses, but in addition to all that, the California Mid-State Fair has an incredible venue for outdoor concerts, unlike any other county Fair.” As someone who has been personally attending the Mid State Fair for over 25 years, I couldn't agree more.


Tim McGrawThe FREE Stages - Fort Frontier Stage and Mission Square:

Year after year, I am thoroughly impressed with the line-up on the free stages. This year fair-goers can look forward to names such as Keb' Mo', Sister Hazel, Berlin, Uncle Kracker, Rewined, Matt Nathanson, Jeremy Camp and Manuel Enrique. Did I mention that these are all FREE?


Paso Pete's Ponderosa Stage:

This is the place to be!  It's here that you will find the Farmer's Favorite Cobbler contest, Morning DJ Drive competition, Cupcake Challenge, Salsa competitions, fashion shows and steer roping!  Sounds like a good time to me!

For a full line-up of today's schedule and activities, click here. For all of the fair happenings, click here.

What are you waiting for?  Dust off your old boots and mosey down to the California Mid-State Fair! 

* Photo courtesy of California Mid State Fair.

Tina Swithin is the Marketing Coordinator and Blog Manager for TravelPaso.com where she writes blog-a-licious Paso Robles articles.  Tina is also a Huffington Post contributor where she covers family travel and "hidden gems" in California. Follow the Paso Robles Insider to get the inside scoop on all the haps in Paso Robles Wine
Country.

Tina Swithin is the Marketing Coordinator and Blog Manager for TravelPaso.com where she writes blog-a-licious Paso Robles articles.  Tina is also a Huffington Post contributor where she covers family travel and "hidden gems" in California. Follow the Paso Robles Insider to get the inside scoop on all the haps in Paso Robles Wine
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