Yolo County Fair

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Yolo County Fair
Status Active
Genre County fair
Begins August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16)
Ends August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20)
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Yolo County Fairgrounds
Woodland, California
United States
Coordinates 33°28′10.18″N 112°05′49.86″W / 33.4694944°N 112.0971833°W / 33.4694944; -112.0971833Coordinates: 33°28′10.18″N 112°05′49.86″W / 33.4694944°N 112.0971833°W / 33.4694944; -112.0971833
Years active 82
Inaugurated 1935 (1935)
Most recent August 17-21, 2016
Area Yolo County

The Yolo County Fair is held in Woodland, California in the middle of August each year, running Wednesday afternoon through Sunday evening. Started in 1935 (current site in 1940),[1] it is the largest free admission fair in the state of California.


There are demolition derbies in the fairground's arena, local Future Farmers of America (FFA) going on, as well as several other agricultural related competitions. There are also several exhibition halls where fair-goers can peruse through stands set up by local businesses and groups. One of the newest and most popular attractions of the county fair is the "Yolo Idol Search" based on the TV show American Idol.[2]


  1. ^ "Report to Council on Findings of Yolo County Fair Report" (PDF). City of Woodland. June 10, 2008. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  2. ^ "Yolo Idol". Yolo County Fair. Retrieved 12 March 2017.