The 86th Annual San Mateo County Fair was supposed to run from Friday through June 21 but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While that’s unfortunate, there are still fun reasons to visit the fairgrounds.
The Fair is hosting drive-in movies for up to 200 cars per showing. “Dodgeball” will be shown this Friday, “Napolean Dynomite” will be shown Saturday, and “Independence Day” is scheduled for Friday, June 26. Gates for movie nights open at 7:30 p.m., with the movies starting at 9 p.m. The cost is $35 per vehicle, with part of the proceeds being donated to the San Mateo County Strong Fund supporting local families, small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Movie parking is located in the East Parking Lot, 1346 Saratoga Drive in San Mateo.
Fair food is also available at the fairgrounds. Fat Fanny’s Funnel Cakes will be open Thursday (4pm-8pm), Friday and Saturday (noon-9pm), and Sunday (noon-8pm), in the West Lot off of 2495 S. Delaware St., according to the Fair’s Instagram page.