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The San Joaquin County Fair (the Second District Agricultural Association) is an agency of the State of California Division of Fairs and Expositions. We are one of 78 fairs in the whole state.

The San Joaquin County Fair was established back in 1860, and has recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. The Fairgrounds, located at Airport and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Stockton, has 252 acres and includes: 6 major buildings, a grandstand with seating for 3,800, a mile race track with sandy loam surface, 750 horse stalls, 4 sale rings, and parking for 5,000 vehicles. In addition to the annual Fair and live thoroughbred horse racing, the fairgrounds has year-round interim rental usage of its facilities. Estimated interim attendance for events, not including the annual Fair, is 250,000 – 350,000. Annual income from interim rentals averages $150,000 – 200,000.

The San Joaquin County Fair has one of the 19 satellite wagering facilities in the State of California. This facility opened in 1994 and average annual income is $100,000 to $150,000 (net).