From Opening Day!

Miranda Lambert hit the Chumash Casino Grandstand to get the party started for 2019!

Tonight’s Headliners

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, and Melissa Etheridge

PHOTO Pat Benatar Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo.


Free Shows

Home Free on Frontier Stage

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Home Free

Monte Mills & The Lucky Horseshoe Band at Mission Square

Monty Mills
Monte Mills

The Chill Zone

CMSF Icecube

Have you guessed which day and time you think the GIANT 8.1-ton ice cube will melt? GUESS HERE TODAY!

Are you ready to get cool at the 2019 California Mid-State Fair? Guests are encouraged to check out the brand new “Chill Zone” located in Frontier Town in the southwest area of the fairgrounds. 

The Chill Zone will feature an 8.1-ton “Giant Ice Cube” that will stand 7 and a half feet tall, 8 feet wide and 7 and a half feet deep. Guests will be able to guess how long the Giant Ice Cube will last before ultimately melting in the summer heat. The person who most closely guesses the correct date and time will win a $500 cash prize and two season passes to the 2020 California Mid-State Fair. Guests will also be able to touch and take selfies with the giant ice cube.


The Chill Zone will also feature:

  • A 40-inch by 16-inch fully enclosed “Ice Saloon” with inside temperatures set to 9 degrees (additional fee at the door). 
  • “Ice campfires” located on the cool white sport court. Let’s Have S’More Chill Fun!
  • A giant, outdoor serving silo with the coldest beer and specialty cocktails in town!
  • The “Chill Grill” featuring a full menu of burgers, kabobs, sausages, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, and crazy fries.
  • Street artist ARCY will be “live painting” 12-inch by 8-inch snow and ice murals for the first six days of the fair. 
  • Live bands performing each night starting at 8 p.m.
  • Giant port-a-cool fans and overhead misters to keep you chill!
  • The Chill Zone is proudly sponsored by Glacier Ice Company of San Luis Obispo, Roger Sharp and the California Mid-State Fair.

The 98.1 KJUG FM Barn Dance

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Photo by Brittany App

Every night when the sun goes down the dance floor comes to life just outside Headliner Stage, with 98.1 KJUG providing the perfect music to get your “honky-tonk” on and dance from 9:00 pm until closing.

Daily Schedule — July 18, 2019

9:00amCow Dog TrialsHearst Equestrian Center
9:00amCommercial Cattle Pens JudgingPaso Robles Pavilion
11:30amCattlemen & Farmers Day BBQ LunchPaso Robles Pavilion
12:00pmARCY Live! Spray Paint Art DemoThe Chill Zone
12:00pmArt and Soul Art ClubFrontier Pavilion
12:00pmCamp Rattlesnake (Demos all day!)Edna Valley Barn
12:00pmCarnival & Buildings OpenFairgrounds
12:00pmFarm Fresh Kids ActivitiesRancho Frontier
12:00pmKids Art SmartFrontier Pavilion
12:00pmPetting Zoo and Pony RidesRancho Frontier
1:00pmPig RacesRancho Frontier
1:00pmRanch Horse ClassHearst Equestrian Center
1:00pmZoo To YouHeadliner Stage
1:30pmCow Milking & Calf FeedingRancho Frontier
1:30pmIndustrial Arts Awards and Project AuctionPaso Robles Pavilion
2:00pmHands On Farming Demo w/ Joe SabolRancho Frontier
2:00pmHands On Horse Activities w/ Tommy HarrisEquestrian Row
2:00pmSomething Ridiculous JugglersHeadliner Stage
2:30pmPig RacesRancho Frontier
3:00pmButter MakingRancho Frontier
3:00pmCentral Coast Dahlia SocietyFlower Building
3:00pmMission Market Place Demonstrations & SamplesEstrella Hall
3:00pmZoo To YouHeadliner Stage
4:00pmCamp S’more FunMission Market Place
4:00pmCattlemen & Farmers Day Social HourPaso Robles Pavilion
4:00pmHands On Farming Demo w/ Joe SabolRancho Frontier
4:00pmHands On Horse Activities w/ Tommy HarrisEquestrian Row
4:00pmSomething Ridiculous JugglersHeadliner Stage
4:00pmThe Krush 92.5: Cork Dorks Live!Mission Square
5:00pmCattlemen & Farmers Day Steak DinnerPaso Robles Pavilion
5:00pmPig RacesRancho Frontier
5:00pmScratchIsland Stage – The Quad
5:00pmZoo To YouHeadliner Stage
5:30pmCow Milking & Calf FeedingRancho Frontier
6:00pmButter MakingRancho Frontier
6:00pmMission Market Place Demonstrations & SamplesEstrella Hall
6:00pmSummer Camp Public ContestHeadliner Stage
6:30pmCattlemen & Farmers Day Presentation of AwardsPaso Robles Pavilion
6:30pmCattlemen & Farmers Day Presentation of AwardsPaso Robles Pavilion
6:30pmHome FreeFrontier Stage
7:00pmMonte Mills & The Lucky Horseshow BandMission Square
7:00pmMotion’s Academy of DanceHeadliner Stage
7:00pmPig RacesRancho Frontier
7:30pmPat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa EtheridgeChumash Grandstand Arena
8:00pmMakeoverThe Chill Zone
8:30pmHome FreeFrontier Stage
9:00pm80’s DJ/KaraokeIsland Stage – The Quad
9:00pm98.1 KJUG Barn DanceHeadliner Stage