We’re excited to host our annual Gold Country Fair in Auburn at the Gold Country Fairgrounds and Event Center!

Carnival, Fantastic Food, Vendors, Still Exhibits, Best Buy Educational building, Agricultural Exhibits, Junior Livestock Auction, Demolition Derby, Kids World and more!


California Nights and Carnival Lights!

Tickets are up for sale now! Buy online and save.

Getting to the Gold Country Fair

The fairgrounds are located at 1273 High Street, Auburn CA 95603


NOTE: If you are parking at the fair, please go to the public parking entrance at 303 Sacramento Street, Auburn, CA 95603.

Parking is $6.00

Fair Theme

“California Nights and Carnival Lights”

Fair Times

The 2018 Gold Country Fair runs from Thursday, September 6th through Sunday, September 9th, 2017

Fair Hours

Thursday, September 6th – 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Friday, September 7th – 4:00 pm to Midnight

Saturday, September 8th – 11:00 am to Midnight

Sunday, September 9th – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Fair Schedule

Click here for the fair schedule with stage bands and times.



Admission Per Person RateOnline Only: Pre-Sale by Sept. 6During Fair Sept. 7 - 10
General (13 years & over)$9.00$10.00
Junior (7 years - 12 years)$6.00$8.00
Senior (60 years & over)$6.00$8.00
Children (6 years & under)FREEFREE
Military (must show active duty military

Five Dollar Friday: All admission – $5.00

Concessionaires & Commercial Exhibitors  – $5.00/ticket

Livestock Exhibitor Passes – $20.00


*May be purchased online but MUST be redeemed at the Fair Office prior to entry.

Family Pack – Online Presale only! (2 general, 2 junior, 2 unlimited ride wristbands – MUST be redeemed at the Fair Office prior to entry) – $66.50

Unlimited Ride Wristbands – $23/presale wristband(until August 31st) – MUST be redeemed at the Fair Office prior to entry/$28 at the door (or at the office)

Important Notices

Please bring photo I.D. for entry.

*We reserve the right to cancel any or all orders and tickets without notice to you if you are unable to verify or authenticate any information or tickets you provide during entry.

**Family Packs and Unlimited Ride Wristbands MUST be redeemed at the Fair Office prior to entry.

Carnival Rides

Butler Amusements, Inc. provides a ton of fun and thrilling carnival rides to make your Fair experience memorable and magical!


No pets allowed on fairgrounds during fair.

The Gold Country Fair Demolition Derby 

Sunday, September 9th 2018, 5pm-8pm in the McCann stadium

This is a ticketed event within the Fair. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door, $10 per person. The entrance into the Demo Derby is only accessible from inside the fair, which you would need to purchase tickets for the fair admission for Sunday. Click here to purchase your Demolition Derby tickets online now!