GAME ON! Why do you want to go to the San Mateo County Fair? WIN TICKETS NOW!!

South San Francisco, CA   June 7, 2018

The San Mateo County Fair is the highlight for local summer fun and each year Everything South City hosts a GAME ON asking our followers to let us know why they want to go to the fair this year or to share memories of past experiences of this annual event.

Big thanks to Pennie Rorax, SMC Fair Spokesperson, for providing two GOLD CIRCLE admission tickets for Monday, June 11.  These tickets are valued at $45 each, for a total value of $90.  Gold Circle provides admission to the fair PLUS reserved seating at the 7:30 pm Magic show in Fiesta Hall (the main stage) on June 11.  The show that night is Gossamer Magic, an amazing illusionist.

In addition, Everything South City will be gifting our Grand Prize Winner general admission for TWO ADULTS, TWO KIDS PLUS TWO CARNIVAL WRIST BANDS good for unlimited rides for the entire day that it is redeemed during the 2018 San Mateo County Fair (non-transferable between individuals). And if that isn’t enough – enjoy FREE PARKING!

So tell us, Why do YOU want to go to the fair? What is YOUR greatest memory?

Tell us now and the winner will be announced Saturday June 9th!!

**Must have minimum 10 entries for game to play

17 comments for “GAME ON! Why do you want to go to the San Mateo County Fair? WIN TICKETS NOW!!

  1. Krystle Powell
    June 7, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    I would like to go to the fair to celebrate not only my 33rd birthday, which was the 3rd, also to celebrate my fiancees birthday which was the 14th of may, but the real reason is to celebrate the the second chance both of us have received. From homelessness, Drug Abuse, medical issues and not having anyone, we found each other and not only survived homelessness together, got each other off drugs, got us both medically stable, I finished school and passed a national phlebotomy exam while living in my car. We picked each other back up and pushed forward. This trip to the fair would be the first of the resr of our lives being able to enjoy our second chance.

    • Editor
      June 9, 2018 at 11:35 am

      Congratulations Krystle! You have won 2 GOLD STAR tickets for Monday – all day admission PLUS reserved seating for the Gossamer Magic Show – Enjoy!
      Please contact us immediately so we can get your tickets to you. Tickets not claimed by 5pm today will be awarded to the next winner

      • Krystle Powell
        June 9, 2018 at 1:44 pm

        Thank you so much. How do I get my tickets. I am so excited

        • Editor
          June 9, 2018 at 7:27 pm

          Krystle – we just emailed you info on getting your tickets – enjoy and congratulations!

  2. Ebony Henry
    June 7, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    I would love to take my family to the San Mateo fair I have 11 year old triplets 2 boys an a girl my to boys have special needs so am on a fixed income so it’s gets hard to take them places and for them to get to do fun things outdoors I feel it would be a day that we would make a lot of memories.

    • Editor
      June 9, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Congratulation Ebony – You have won our GRAND PRIZE which includes:
      Admission for 2 adults and 2 children, plus 2 all day carnival rides wristbands PLUS free parking!
      Please contact us immediately so we can get your tickets to you. Tickets not claimed by 5pm today will be awarded to the next winner

  3. Valerie Jord
    June 7, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    San Mateo County is an amazing place to live and I’ve been a happy resident all my life. I take my sons to the County Fair every summer and this year I’d love to have my mother join us, as she has never attended but always praised our fun fair photos and videos. My fondest memory is when my son was only 5 years old (now 23) and he was invited to dance on stage with the Dangerous Dinos. They weren’t dangerous at all! Just an awesome bunch of disco-dancing dinosaurs who promoted dental care. They gave my son a giant toothbrush at the end and he had the biggest toothless smile on his face!

  4. Christine Zagar
    June 7, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I would like to go to the Fair with my Fiancé on a “date night” to see Average White Band. It would be a fun evening of great music and awesome Fair fun!!

  5. Jenniffer Tanimura
    June 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I would like to go to the fair because it’s a yearly tradition for my family. We love walking around and seeing everything. My little ones enjoy seeing all the animals and riding the carnival rides. It’s always a fun family event.

  6. Ron Nunez
    June 7, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I would like to take my stepdaughter to the fair,

  7. your neighbor
    June 7, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Tues June 12, FREE day at the Fair until 3PM
    Wed June 13 FREE SENIOR day at the fair til 3PM

    • your neighbor
      June 9, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      correction: Tues June 12 is Senior FREE til 3PM
      Wed. June 13 is free for all til 3PM,
      sorry for the mix=up…..cya at the fair.

      • Editor
        June 9, 2018 at 8:32 pm

        Thanks Neighbor!! Appreciate your info –
        – ED

  8. Rico Toscano
    June 8, 2018 at 5:57 am

    I would love to go. I’m a father of two kids. My son is 10 and my daughter is 9. They are phenomenal kids who’ve done so well this year. My son just graduated 5th grade at the top of his class. He earned the highest award given for academics, , leadership, community involvement, and helping other classmates. A month ago his teacher sent us an email in the middle of the day that brought us to tears.
    “Mr and Mrs. Toscano,
    I am writing to reach out to you about something Jax did during recess today. Without any prompting from me he made arrangements to stay in at recess and help one of the struggling kids in math. I will have some more chances to praise him at promotion, but I wanted to specially share that wonderful moment of your son.”
    My daughter has maintained the best grades in class while also working very hard and dedicating herself to her dance. She’s earned her spot onto the school’s highest level of ballet as well as a performance spot on their Hip Hop dance team.
    We would love to reward them for all their hard work with a fabulous day at the fair. We went last year and they still talk about it as one of the best days ever. Please consider our family for your prize. Thank you

  9. Editor
    June 8, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Below are entries from our facebook page:

    Danielle Fornesi I would love to go to the fair and take my kids to see my niece and nephew compete for their 4H club. They raised turkeys this year!??

    Ava Marie Romero I want to go because I been going since I was 9 years old then it was all about the rides and animals. But at 21 started competing for the fair and won best in show for my enchilada casserole and got a purple rosette. I plan to take my brother and grandma to a magic show the grossner my mom remembers watching it on Regis and Kathie lee at the time. This is my 8th year competing at the San Mateo county fair culinary arts contests and that where contesting all started for me #GameOn

    Claudia Melara I would love to go to the fair because I’ve always gone since I was a child and would love to share my child hood with my 3 daughters and see the look and their faces of happiness like mines when I was young.

    Kassy Kitty Arostegui I have to go because who doesn’t love county fair food ?? plus I would love to take my son to his first fair !

    Michelle Radcliffe I’d love to take my 2 grandsons. They’ve never been.

    Tina Lopez Love seeing all the animals, and of course the food

    Carmen Torres I would love to take my kids so they can experience it and have fun they never been to the county fair so it would be nice☺

    Brandi Magner Looking forward to a special “once a year” date day with my handsome hubby.

    Angela Rudoni I want to see pigs race. And I want a corn dog.

    Lorenzo Holt And I want to go with her! To see the pigs race and enjoy a corn dog. Maybe some funnel cake too.

    Courtney Tetreault Because we’re broke due to a very sick dog and we need entertainment that doesn’t cost ??

    Laina Romani Because I want my new bride from Brazil to see the best of the Bay !

    Rosa Candoodle Salvatierra I would love to go because after a long semester on the road to becoming a teacher, it would be great to have a fun break! ?

    Jessica Harris I want to take my kids because their daddy is overseas with the Air Force and they deserve a fun day. And I can wear them out there so I can get a little rest when I get them home lol.

    Gigi It would be a blast for us to take our kids, they’ve never been before!

    Cynthia Mosqueda I want to take my daughter to see her smile light up when she sees all of the lights and the rides. Her dad and I took her last year for her 1st time, we are separated this years but I still want to be able to continue a tradition that my parents did for me as a kid and going every year.
    I also want to take my sister because we are obsessed with the deep fried Oreos and live music at fairs.

    Mari Garcia I would love to go to take my 5-year-old son to show him that you can have way more fun being active at the fair and with your family than with a tablet or phone… It’s my opinion that all this technology is somewhat ruining what childhood is supposed to be about…

    Carolina Victoria Salinas My twins, husband and I would love to go to the SM County Fair this year!! My husband and I use to go as kids and now that we have our own children, we would love to keep the tradition going. We have found memories of the food, rides and piggies, we would love our kids to have these same memories for years and years!

    Kristina Anderson I’d LOVE to take my 12 year old and my three grandsons to the fair and enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement of the fair. We would make memories of smiles and laughter!

    Alex H It’s good family fun for us to do together.

    Angelica Peradotto Okay so I thought about it and I want to go cuz as a kid I went every year with my parents and made great memories and now i take my kids but i would like to win the grand prize to take my parents so they can enjoy it with my kids they don’t go cuz they say it’s to expensive now.

    Allison Barnett I’ve gone every year with my family, and love seeing all the familiar and new vendor booths, food, and of course the rides! I love seeing the fair in the light and day, especially when we’re watching the music! ???

    Martha Moreno I wanna go get a funnel cake

    Mimi Lum I want to go to the San Mateo fair to enjoy all the great food!!! And to see all the piggies ?

    Monica Pantoja Because my kids can’t wait to see the pig races ?? & enjoy the beautiful weather with my family

    Donna Moore Fentanes I want to take my kids and show them all the great artwork, crafts and ingenuity that’s produced in our county!

    Michele Lougheed-Toomey We would love to win the tickets! Some of the highlights – giant slides, Chinese acrobats and of course, fair food and love the weather!

    Mary Sullivan-Almada Because I haven’t been able to go in about 13 years..

    Angelique Presidente I would love to take my daughter and son to this years San Mateo Cty Fair. We have so many fond memories. They love the rides and butterfly exhibit and I love all the cool stuff being sold and displayed.

    Tina Lopez Pig races are always fun

    Kathy Altizio Tetreault It would be a fun adventure ?

    Griselda Gonzalez My toddler has been saying she wants to go to a “farm”, farm animals, games and food at the fair, seems like a great alternative. Pick us!

    Geni Wisnewski I want to eat a corn dog and cotton candy while watching the Pig Races I love watching them so darn cute

    Joanne Testo For the concerts and the fudge plus I haven’t been in years.

    Kathy Conrow We never had the opportunity to take our family. We’d love to experience a big fair like that.

    Lisa Wilson Because it’s just fun and every kid should experience going to a fair!!

    Kylie Hicks To take our daughter for the first time

    Laura Walsh I would like to go to the fair because my kids have great memories of going and petting the animals.

    • Editor
      June 9, 2018 at 11:46 am

      Winners from our Facebook entries include:
      Alex H, Jessica Harris, Gigi- who must contact us by 5pm today to claim their prize or they will go to the next winners.
      2 Adult and 2 Child Admission PLUS 2 all day carnival rides wristbands.

      Please remember these specials offered by SAMTRANS which allows more of our neighbors to enjoy our SMC Fair for free:
      MONDAY JUNE 11th before 3pm FREE admission for kids under the age of 12.
      TUESDAY JUNE 12th FREE for seniors before 3PM.
      THURSDAY JUNE 14th $3 Day – for everyone before 3pm! Plus sample great foods for $3 until 3pm!

      For more information about the FAIR – go to their website:

    • Editor
      June 11, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      UPDATE: Ebony Henry did not claim the Grand Prize which went to the next winner and we congratulate Rico Toscano and his family. In addition we also give a quick GAME ON via our social media and Soniya Rajwani won 2 adult admission tickets.
      Thank you to all who shared there comments with us.

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