When it comes to entertainment, the California Mid-State Fair is the envy of many.
The 2019 fair brought a bevy of big-name performers to Paso Robles, including rapper Cardi B and country stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. Motown legend Smokey Robinson perfoms Friday night as part of the fair’s popular Evening of Music & Wine event.
Compare that star-studded lineup to the low-key offerings at the California State Fair in Sacramento, which drew The Plain White T’s, Sean Kingston and Martina McBride, and you’ll see why the Paso fair brands itself “America’s Favorite Fair.”
Here are photos and video from some of our favorite Mid-State Fair shows.
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Entertainment editor Sarah Linn writes about all things fun, including movies, television, the performing arts, the visual arts and the best places to eat and drink in San Luis Obispo County. A graduate of Oregon State University, she has worked for The Tribune in San Luis Obispo for more than a decade and has earned multiple California journalism awards.
Attendance at the California Mid-State Fair held steady in 2019, thanks to ticket sales to sold-out concerts by music stars Cardi B and Blake Shelton, free carnival rides and the junior livestock auction.