TRI-COUNTY FAIR – LABOR DAY FAIR
August 31 – September 3, 2023 | Bishop, California
Summer Tans & Cattle Brands
The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair is going to be the BEST FOUR DAYS OF SUMMER. It’s a time to showcase and celebrate the talents and achievements of our local communities. Entering projects in the Fair Exhibits Competition allows you the opportunity to showcase your efforts and creative talents. We encourage all talents and all ages to enter one project this year!
Just Announced: This year’s theme is Summer Tans & Cattle Brands.
The Pie theme is Apple Pie.
The Cookie theme is Shortbread Cookie.
Entries are due 8/27/23, entry fee is $20, youth and adult divisions available, cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place….we must have 20 entries in each to run the contests, management has the right to combine categories (youth and adult) for the betterment of competition
- Pie and Cookie contests will be on Saturday, 9/2/23, @ 1PM (cookie) 3PM (pie) in the Charles Brown
The 4th annual Tri-County Fair Youth Poster Contest
We have created two categories (1) Hand Drawn Art (2) Computer/Digital Art to engage more youth artists! We will select TWO winners this year, one in each category, grades 5th–12th! Check these rules carefully, and have fun with your artwork!
Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 3, 2023.
Past Concerts & VIP Experiences
2022 Ride List for the Tri-County Fair over Labor Day Weekend!
Buckle your seatbelts; this is going to be one crazy train ride! Passengers board the Crazy Train, two to a seat, and after the doors close, the train begins to move down the track. But this is no ordinary train ride as suddenly, the entire track starts to revolve! The train continues on, upside down and then just as it recovers, the track continues revolving. As exciting to watch as it is to ride, the Crazy Train guarantees excitement.
Ring Of Fire
On the Ring of Fire passengers are firmly secured in their seats within a train of cars and are taken on a journey that circumnavigates the inside of a ‘ring of fire’. The train pauses only once at the top before cascading down the track backwards! The Ring of Fire is a spectacular ride just for teens and adults.
The Zipper has been one of the Midway’s most recognizable attractions for years, providing thrills to riders from teens to adults. There’s more spinning going on with the Zipper than an out-of-control top. While the ‘cages’ holding two passengers each rise and descend on a tower boom, each spin independently and the entire boom turns, too. Three times the action, backed by spectacular lighting bringing them back for more. Riders must be at least 50” tall to ride
The Alien Invasion welcomes passengers aboard an enclosed alien spaceship. Once inside the entire ride revolves, spinning at 24 RPM and uses centrifugal force to sweep passengers off of their feet giving them the feeling of weightlessness. All aboard this 45-person capacity Alien Invasion for one wild ride
Tilt A Whirl
Round and round they go and where they stop, nobody know! An old favorite that has thrilled and excited patrons for generations, the Tilt-A-Whirl is a swirling experience for teens and adults. Separate cars rotate individually as the entire ride revolves up, down and around!
Pirates of the Midway
Pirates of the Midway take you on a salty quest of epic proportions. This pirate themed walk-through attraction is a thrilling trip through a maze of unusual sights and sounds! Inside and out, the Pirates of the Midway is an eye-catching adventure, complete with tricks and thrills
Crown Mary Go Round
For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the carousel. To witness The Crown Merry Go Round is to see this piece of Americana in all its glory. This 30 foot Americana Themed Carousel features jumping horses, and 2 chariots. Parents and children create memories while they enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful ride together!
Dragon Wagon (From Michael Jacksons Neverland Ranch)
The Dragon Wagon is a kid size coaster. Riders travel in an undulating circle around a raised track. The coaster cars are themed like a dragon and each section of its body hold two passengers.
Get your little motor runnin’ on this high-octane kiddy ride. The Roadsters is an umbrella ride with mini classic cars to ride in which travel in a 360-degree rotation. This ride will bring out the little grease monkey in any child!
A staple of the American Midway, this 16-seat ferris wheel has eight front facing cars holding two riders in each. It offers both a gentle ride around the 360-degree vertical circle and a thrilling view, as riders are lifted high above the ground and able to see for miles.
The 1st Squadron is a great ride for the whole family! These jet fighters have a small steering wheel that allows the children to maneuver the ride up and down as if they are the ones flying the jet through the air.
The Kite Flyer is an unusual amusement ride where, instead of sitting, passengers lie horizontally within the frame of colorful gliders. After riders are buckled in, the ride begins to turn and then rises in the air for a thrilling, soaring sensation before gently gliding back to “Earth”.
Berry Go Round
On the Berry Go Round four ripe red strawberries welcome children and parents aboard for a smooth ride. Passengers can move the ride at their own pace by turning a giant steering wheel inside the berry spinning themselves round and round while the entire ride revolves as well. This ride is a great introduction for ride enthusiasts in training before stepping up to the Tilt A Whirl.
The Kid Wheel is a perfect practice ride for kids that are not ready for the Eagle 16. This mini-Ferris wheel is only seventeen feet high, just enough for a good view but not too much for beginning riders.
Families delight as they spin in two directions at the same time. The Scrambler has 12 seats each seat capable of holding 3 people. The main frame spins as each arm of seats spins independently, creating a feeling of funky flight. The Scrambler also features Deluxe Lighting and programmed incandescent “Ultra Lights.”
Don’t miss the amazing FREE live music at the Coso Energy Stage.
Plus, our strolling entertainment will have something for everyone; magicians, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, and puppet shows.
Sheriff Fowler’s giant chicken has flown the coop and headed to the fair. Introducing ‘The Chicken Rider’! Since the giant Chicken hatched, this fun and interactive strolling act has entertained all around the world creating lots of smiles. With over twenty-five years of professional experience designing highly visual puppets, the Zambini Bros. creation is eggcellent for County and State Fairs.
Violin on Fire
Back by popular demand! Violin On Fire has branded his unique style of playing Latin, R&B, Rock and Country as a solo violinist. His album is currently #9 on Billboard (Classical crossover), #1 Latin Album on iTunes and Amazon!
Tapigami Demonstrations in the Charles Brown
Come see the sheer talent of Tapigami – over 1000 origami creations.
Adam the Great
Strolling magician that is sure to mystify you!
BMX Stunt Show
These are some of the best freestyle riders on the West Coast. Not only will they be performing their stunt show, but the professional riders will also host an autograph session in between the shows.
Cook’s Racing Pigs
See the lightning-fast Pigs race around the track for their reward of Ice Cream and Cookies. Pick the winning color and you win a Blue Ribbon. Additional prizes awarded at each show.
Jeremy the Juggler
Comedy show on wheels. Watch Jeremy as he juggles fire and other objects on his unicycle
Get Cartoonified….Get a hand drawn caricature that they are sure to love! Our caricaturists don’t disappoint. A Caricature Made Just For You Is Sure To Delight.
Come Rock and Roar with Kiddle Karoo and her zany Monster crew! This Monster Party is a unique blend of high-energy original music and rockin’ kid’s classics with a “Monster” twist! The crowd laughs, dances and roars along at this Monster romp which promises to bring everyone to their feet for a MONSTER-IFIC GOOD TIME!
Pacific Animal Productions – will be located in the livestock sale barn
For over three decades, Pacific Animal Productions has been dedicated to conserving wildlife and endangered species while educating people about the wonders of wildlife. We incorporate “edu-tainment” into our programs to engage the audience and give them a safe environment to see, touch and learn about the many animals we share our planet with. We will have the following on display:
- Spider Display
- Reptile Display
- Bird Display
Sheep to Shawl Demonstrations – front of Heritage Arts Building
Watch the hand weavers and spinners take raw wool from sheep and spin it into a shawl, blankets, etc.
Wool Sheep Display and Shearing Demonstrations – in the Livestock Area
Learn about wool sheep breeds and watch real live shearing demonstrations
Welcome Back Tri-County Fair Exhibitors
The exhibit office open 9AM – 5PM
A county fair wouldn’t be complete without the competition pies, cookies, quilts, paintings and giant pumpkins. Every year at the Tri-County Fair, the community’s gardeners, bakers and artisans of all ages and types come together to share their talents with more than twenty five thousand Fairgoers.
Enter into a competition to win a coveted blue ribbon or visit one of the Tri-County Fair’s competitive galleries and witness the spirit of competition that is alive and thriving. Dust off grandma’s recipes and get ready for the Tri-County Fair!
Save the Date! Submit your registration online >>
If you have any questions, call the Exhibit Office (760) 873-3588
Come join us Sunday night at 7:00 for the most popular event at the fair!! Listen to the engines rev, smell the smoke, hear the crowd cheer, feel the excitement as the various divisions and heats enter the arena and fight ’til the last vehicle is running. This event sells out.
Saturday 11AM get ready for the 2022 cattle drive down Home Street in Bishop, CA!