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How much will a day at the California Mid-State Fair cost you?

Posted at 5:14 AM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 08:14:52-04

The California Mid-State Fair is officially open. While there are many exciting and fun things for people to enjoy, it comes with a price tag.

Fairgoers were given a break on Wednesday with free carnival rides, but the food, drinks, games, and shopping can leave a dent in your wallet.

Admission to the fair is going to cost you anywhere from $10 to $14. Bottled water goes for $3 to $4 and food ranges anywhere from $5 to $15, or even more.

“I expect to spend probably $500 or $600,” said Paso Robles resident Gary Kramer.

“I brought $200 today, and I’m sure I’ll go through it,” said Paso Robles resident Teresa Woodman.

A day at the fair for a family of four can involve all sorts of expenses, “Couple corn dogs, couple drinks, a bucket of fries, and now we’re headed out to the animals, and a lot of water,” said Kramer.

Many visitors say the price is worth it.

“I like to get out. It’s a good experience. It’s a good environment. Everyone is having a lot of fun and they’re all happy, so I’d say for a lot of people it’s worth it,” said Paso Robles resident Rachel Sogaard.

For a family of four, entrance tickets would start the spending at $56. Ride wristbands cost $40 each and a couple of hot Cheeto fries would set you back $25.50. If your family is looking for a sweet treat, four unicorn candy apples would take out $40 dollars, bringing the grand total to about $213.