Farm Fresh Kids 

Walk through this free interactive, hands-on exhibit with fun and educational activities on agriculture, livestock and products from SLO County and California

Petting Zoo

Free admission! Get up close with adorable young and small animals like llamas, pygmy goats, pot-bellied pigs, miniature donkeys, deer, wallabies, goats and sheep

Kids Art Smart

Artists of all ages are invited to join the Studios on the Park team and experience the joy of art with free daily printmaking sessions

Robotics For Kids

Your child can enjoy hands-on activities using scribbler robots programmed by elementary through high school age youth! Put on by the San Luis Obispo County 4-H STEM in the Hearst Equestrian Center.


Quiz Jam

Kids can put their farming and ranching knowledge to the test to win gift bags, hats and other prizes including sweatshirts and Farm Supply gift cards. Stop by your local Farm Supply to pick up an entry form.

Veggie Art

Albertsons and CMSF let your child turn fruits and veggies into playful objects at Ponderosa Pavilion. Imagine creating animals, vehicles or buildings out of food. 

Tractor Races

Coastal Tractor provided the Mid-State Fair with pedal tractors where your child can race against others.

Free Concerts at Frontier Stage

The following concerts are free with paid Fair admission. Seats for these shows are available on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Go to for the full lineup.

Smash Mouth

Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.

Smash Mouth’s debut album “Fush Yu Mang” was certified Double Platinum and set the table for what most consider their masterpiece, 1999’s brilliant follow-up album “Astrolounge.” Boasting three top-ten hits (“All-Star,” “Then The Morning Comes,” and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”). Smash Mouth’s third album featured the ecstatic first single “Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m A Believer.”

Mason Ramsey

Tuesday, July 23, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.

At 12 years old, Mason Ramsey is a viral sensation after a video of him yodeling surfaced on social media. As one of the biggest Country stars today, Ramsey has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Coachella and Stagecoach, as well as scoring a tour with Chris Lane and Las Vegas residency with Florida Georgia Line. Hot off his first, sold out headlining tour, Mason released his new, original song, “Twang,” accompanied by a music video.