About our shows
We have been promoting shows for over 10 years. Shows like Home & Garden, Bridal Shows, Pet expos and have enjoyed each and every one. As a show promoter we are no different than you, in that we are an exhibitor too. We will spend 95% of all money brought in after hard costs to be spent on advertising. So in other words if we don't get people to the show we don't make a dime on the show, and we do work hard in making the show a great one.
We pride ourselves in gaining repeat business by treating our exhibitors well and giving them the best customer service possible. We love the exhibitor feedback we receive and take every suggestion into consideration to help our shows be the best they can be for our exhibitors and our attendees.
The Monterey show is in the heart of Monterey just one block from motels, restaurants and shops and only minutes’ drive from downtown, Cannery Row, fishing and whale watching trips, kayaking etc. “Let's make a weekend of it”
The Monterey County Fair & Event Center
The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is nestled on 22 oak-studded acres located in the city and county of Monterey. The Monterey County Fair & Event Center consists of eight buildings of varying sizes, two outdoor music arenas and a horse show arena.
The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is host to two outdoor arenas. The larger arena comfortably seats 5,850 and our other arena seats 2,000. Our larger arena is home to: Monterey Jazz Festival, four major Horse Shows, Fair Headline Acts, and many more events.
The Monterey County Fair & Event Center has seven buildings available to rent for special events. The buildings range from 400 to 7,100 square feet and can accommodate 20 to 1,000 people. The Turf Club is decked in oak and brass with a huge stone fireplace and an open patio with heaters.
The Satellite Horse Racing Facility is active year-round. It offers "at track" odds and payouts from Golden Gates Fields, Santa Anita, Del Mar, Cal Expo and Woodbine.
Fairs have been held in the Monterey County since 1935. The arenas have hosted some of the finest musicians in history: Duke Ellington, Billy Dean, Carlos Santana, Dave Brubeck, Sarah Vaughn, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix.