General Information

The 2013 Southern California Fair is “Celebrating 100 Years of Tradition.”  The 9-day event runs October 5th through October 13th at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. The annual event will feature concerts, motorized events, exhibits, entertainment, carnival rides and games and of course, delicious fair food!

For additional information, contact the fair at (951) 657-4221.


The Lake Perris Fairgrounds is conveniently located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive, east of I-215 off Ramona Expressway in Riverside County.  The fair is located on the corner of Lake Perris Drive and Romona Expressway.


Fair Hours

Saturday & Sunday – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Monday through Thursday – 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday – Noon to 11 p.m.


Southern California Fair Schedule of Events

Click on the link below to download a copy of the fair’s official program that includes the schedule of events of this year’s fair.

Download the full schedule


Admission Prices

Adult Admission (ages 12 and older) – $8

Children (ages 5-11) – $4

Kiddies (ages 4 and under) – Free

Parking – $8

Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands – $28

Save money when you purchase your tickets in advance.  2013 Southern California Fair Advance Ticket Sales runs September 9th through October 4th.


Special Promotion Days

Free Carnival Rides for 100 minutes – Saturday, October 5th from 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. (fair admission not included)

Press Enterprise Seniors’ Day – Friday October 11th adults ages 60 and over receive admission for $3 Noon to 4 p.m.

Salute to Freedom Day – Friday, October 11th – All military in uniform or with identification will receive free admission all day


Read to Ride Information

The Southern California Fair is pleased to announce that the Read to Ride program is back this year!

The fair is also bringing back their Read to Ride program.  The program encourages all students grade K-6 to participate in the “Read to Ride” program.  To participate in this program, a child (from kindergarten to 6th grade) must read four age-appropriate books.  Complete the form and bring it to the Main Admission Gate on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, between 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and you’ll a free child admission pass along with 4 free carnival rides (with the purchase of one carnival ride).

For an application and additional information on the Read to Ride program is  available on the Read to Ride link below.
Read to ride