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Five Fun Farm Animal Facts From the San Mateo County Fair From The Livestock and Agriculture Department

The San Mateo County Fair “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” boasts a stunning variety of world-class musical entertainment, live performances, fun festival food, local and traditional contests, and a “Ferris Wheeling” carnival. June 8-16th.


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The San Mateo County Fair opens June 8th and runs through June 16th.The Livestock and Agriculture exhibits at the Fair are always popular favorites for children and adults. Here are Five Fun Farm Animal Facts from the LAG Department for the 2013 San Mateo County Fair:1) The chicken is the closest living relative to the T-Rex.2) Chickens have over 200 distinct noises they can create to communicate.3) Pigs are considered the 4th most intelligent animal behind chimpanzees, dolphins, and elephants).4) Pigs can run 11 miles per hour – that’s faster than a six -minute mile!5) Cows can sense a storm coming and will lie down.The Livestock and Agriculture exhibits are free with Fair admission. The Fair has many other FREE attractions including: petting zoo, Rainforest Adventure, Baloonacy, CG characters, grounds entertainment and music and more....The Fair’s annual FREE Summer concert with Three Dog Night bringing their hits “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “One”, and “Joy to the World;” Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, who rose to fame with the smash hit “We Built This City” and “Jane;”

Also performing at the Fair for the first time is Morris Day and the Time, who became an 80’s Pop Funk band favorite with their breakout tune “Jungle Love,” The Whispers, R&B legends, with hits The Time Will Come“ and ”Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong" “ Queen Nation, a Queen Music Tribute Band that lives up to its promise of Queen’s well known hit “We Will Rock You and an award winning, an award winning Aerosmith tribute band, Aerorocks, and Tower of Power returns to the Fair with two performances.

Tower of Power’s sound can be categorized as Urban Soul Music (according to the band’s leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo. Their hits “So Very Hard to Go,” and “Soul Vaccination,” are audience favorites. Visit the website for more music announcements and other entertainment up to the opening day of the Fair. Limited VIP Gold Circle seating is available for $30 for some concerts. Check the website for details. www.sanmateocountyfair.comAbout The San Mateo County FairThe San Mateo County Fair “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” boasts a stunning variety of world-class musical entertainment, live performances, fun festival food, local and traditional contests, and a “Ferris Wheeling” carnival. The Fair lasts nine days and will be attended by over 130,000 guests.The San Mateo County Event Center is the host of the San Mateo County Fair, which will be held June 8-16, 2013. Visit the web site: www.sanmateocountyfair.com often for regular updates, contest rules, entertainment schedules, promotions, giveaways and sponsorship information.

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