The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds showcases the very best of Inyo, Mono, and Alpine Counties. We pride ourselves on the diverse events and experiences we offer to our community.

Our Fair features a wide array of hand and homemade exhibits for all tastes and interests, engaging commercial and educational installations, and tons of free entertainment all for the price of admission. For the more adventurous, there is a family-friendly carnival with rides and games and our grandstand events including concerts by chart-topping artists, a traditional rodeo, and the ever-popular Demolition Derby.

And that’s just the beginning! All year long, the Tri-County Fairgrounds hosts a large variety of events from electrifying concerts to food and drink experiences to the iconic Mule Days. We’ve got something for everyone!

Escape the ordinary at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds.



Main Office Hours

Monday – Friday
Phone: 760.873.3588



475 Sierra St.
Bishop, CA 93514

The fairground entrance is located 3 blocks west of Hwy 395


The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair is also known as the 18th District Agricultural Association. The 18th D.A.A. is a State Agency, part of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Division of Fairs & Expositions. The 18th D.A.A. is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors from Inyo, Mono, and Alpine Counties and are appointed by the Governor of California.




1st Vice President






Jen McGuire


Winner of the Western Fair
Association’s Prestigious Merrill Award

The Fair’s Drive-In and Tailgate Entertainment Venue took home the prestigious Merrill Award during the annual WFA Convention. The Merrill Award is given to fairs that clearly demonstrate innovation, vision, creative management, excellence in marketing and commitment to community. Fairs are nominated and then the winners are selected by an executive committee.

Jen McGuire, CEO stated, “This is the Oscars of the Fair Industry. Bishop has never been nominated let alone brought home this award. It’s quite an honor. We competed against Oregon State Fair, The OC Event Center, just to name a few that had phenomenal programs.“

The Drive-In and Tailgate Venue was nominated for many reasons. One, it was built from recycled materials. Two, the price of a ticket helped many local businesses during a difficult time. The purchase of a ticket has helped our historic Bishop Theatre, local audio and sound company, local video company, local food vendors, local printers as we printed banners, local social media company, local website company, local trash company, local advertisers such as newspapers and radio stations. Plus, other nonprofits have held their events in the venue which allowed them to raise money to put back into the community.

The venue is a true grassroots community event which makes it special. It brought our community together during a dark time.

PLUS, the Fair also brought home the following awards in the Small Fairs Division:

1st and 2nd place – Virtual Livestock Show

1st and 2nd place – Drive In Entertainment

1st and 3rd place – Community Involvement

The above entries were submitted online with the attached pictures and detailed report representing each category.

The Tri-County Fairgrounds would like to thank the following for assisting with the build or sponsoring of the venue: LA DWP, Inyo County, Inyo/Mono County Tobacco Prevention, City of Bishop, Laughing Parrot Productions, ES Entertainment, Holly Cavey, Bill’s Towing, High Country Lumber, Brown’s Salvage, Bishop Waste, Stelth Ulvang Band.

A special THANK YOU to all of patrons that purchased a ticket to an event. Your purchase helped many businesses. THANK YOU.

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