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Everyday Is A Chance To Play - Daily Contests

San Mateo’s wackiest Fair Daily Fun contests continue a tradition of low-tech, homegrown challenges” observes Dana Stoehr, CEO at the San Mateo County Event Center and Fair.  Contests give kids and adults the perfect excuse to have fun and get maybe get messy.

Silly? Of course. Our contests are created strictly for giggles, prove that people will participate in fun while gaining bragging rights, a little fame and, sometimes cash! Average fairgoers get a few minutes in the spotlight, they just need a combination of humor, lack of inhibition and some skill. “Daily Contests celebrate just for fun” says Fair Operations Manager Justin Aquino. So don’t be a party pooper. Join the crowds—and fun competitors—at the San Mateo County Fair’s wackiest daily contests. Prizes awarded for those that dare to compete in our fun day of contest!

Prizes awarded for those that dare to compete in our fun, day of contests!

All Daily Contests will be on the PLAZA STAGE from 4:30-5:00pm

Saturday Fun Contest, June 9th – Extreme Apple Bobbing Contest
Sunday Fun Contest, June 10th – Fat Fanny’s Funnel Cake Eating Contest
Monday Fun Contest, June 11th – Hanging Donut Eating Contest
Tuesday Fun Contest, June 12th – Hula Hoop Contest
Wednesday Fun Contest, June 13th – Watermelon Eating Contest
Thursday Fun Contest, June 14th – Sponge Wringing Contest
Friday Fun Contest, June 15th – Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
Saturday Fun Contest, June 16th – Build it with Butter - Sculpting Contest.
Sunday Fun Contest June 17th – Pass the Water Balloon Contest

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the name of the contest in the subject line and your contact information [Name(s) & phone number] if you would like to sign up in advance for a daily contest.

*the Daily Contest may change due to weather changes.

Thank You to our 2018 Daily Contest Prize Donors!

Aqua Adventure
Bel Mateo Bowl
Fish Market Restaurant
Hillsdale Shopping Center
Hilton SF Airport Bayfront Hotel
Planet Granite
Steelhead Brewing Company