Friday, June 18, 2010

New Solano County & Cities Expo to debut at County Fair

New Solano County & Cities Expo to debut at County Fair

The Solano County Fair is excited to announce the debut of the Solano County & Cities Expo at this year's Fair, running from June 23 to 27. Just one of many new attractions at the Fair for 2010, the Solano County & Cities Expo will celebrate the people, places and things that make Solano County a great place to live, learn, work and play.

All of the seven cities in Solano County (Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville and Vallejo), as well as the county itself, will each have a twenty foot wide by ten foot deep exhibit booth to showcase the many things that make their city unique and a great place to call home.

"We think this is a fantastic opportunity for the cities and county to show fairgoers what Solano County is all about," said Fair General Manager Mike Paluszak. “The Solano County Fair is focused on being a showcase for all the varied, special and wonderful attributes that make this our home. Having the county and all its cities participate in the County Fair allows them to get directly involved and show off to the more than 50,000 people anticipated to attend the Fair.”

Each booth is envisioned to be a collaborative effort of government, business, cultural organizations, museums, tourism bureaus and other groups. These partnerships will direct the design and presentation of their booth with a focus on the icons and attributes that are distinct to each city and the county.

Fairgoers will be invited to participate in choosing the “People’s Choice Award” for their favorite booth by filling out a short form and ballot. The first 1,000 people who vote will receive a free ticket to the California State Fair (valid July 14 through August 1, 2010).

The winner of the ”People’s Choice Award” will be announced on the last day of the Fair, Sunday, June 27. The Solano County & Cities Expo will be located in Expo Hall. Booth space is free to the cities and the county, and each entity is coordinating volunteers to staff the booths.

The Solano County Fair runs from June 23-27, 2010 at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo. Pre-sale tickets to the Fair are available online now and offer a substantial savings off the regular prices. Fair admission prices are $6 in advance and $8 on-site for adults, $3 in advance and $4 on-site for children ages 6-12 and seniors 60+. Carnival wristbands, good all day any one day, are $20 in advance and $25 on-site.

Additional savings are available with a non-profit promotional code. Children 5 and under and military personnel in uniform are always free. All concert entertainment is included free with Fair admission.

Visit or call 707-551-2000 for more information.

Posted: June 8, 2010