Over Labor Day weekend, the 2019 Monterey County Fair offered all of the classics—lots of fried food on offer; performances, including the Macias Family acrobats on tour from Mexico; lots of carnival games with stuffed animals as prizes; spinning rides that lit up the night sky; kids' activities, like a rock climbing wall; live music on the main stage, plus acts like the Roaming Hillbilly wandering the grounds with a guitar.

Miss Monterey County Fair Rodeo 2019 (Sydney Gray) handed out ice cream to families. Mari Horwath's steer, Rufus, won Grand Champion steer.

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This short video captures some of those moments from across the fairgrounds.

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