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Central California Life Magazine

California Mid State Fair

The Paso Robles Event Center is home to the California Mid-State Fair, "The Biggest Little Fair Anywhere!" The Fair opened in 1946 and was first known as the San Luis Obispo County Fair. The California Mid-State Fair is held annually and runs for 12 days at the end of July. The Fair has hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry. Artists such as Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Journey, John Mayer, Rod Stewart, Fergie, Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Christina Aguilera have all performed on our Chumash Grandstand stage. The California Mid-State Fair plays host to a wide variety of concerts. From Rock to Country, there's always something for everyone. Concerts and activities take place on stages and key areas located throughout the Event Center. For more information about events, visit our website!