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For Immediate Release
June 28, 2016

New Shuttle Service Debuts for Fairgoers

Added convenience for Marin County Fair visitors June 30 through July 4

San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Fair is offering a new hassle-free and money-saving transportation option: a shuttle service from a nearby County of Marin parking lot. Coincidentally, the fair’s theme this year is What a Ride!

Ferris wheel and tents at the Marin County Fair.The 75th Marin County Fair starts June 30 and runs through July 4.
The 75th Marin County Fair starts Thursday, June 30, and runs through the Fourth of July at the Marin County Fairgrounds in San Rafael. Fairgoers are encouraged to avoid traffic near the Marin County Fairgrounds by parking their vehicles at the Marin Commons parking lot at 1600 Los Gamos Drive in San Rafael and taking the new shuttle.

Marin Commons is on the west side of Highway 101 at the Lucas Valley Road/Smith Ranch Road exit, two miles north of the fairgrounds. Los Gamos Drive is a frontage road adjacent to the highway, providing easy parking access for the fairgoers as well as for the bus drivers. Marin Commons is known locally as the home of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and employees from some other County departments.

Parking at the fairgrounds is $10, but parking at Marin Commons and taking the shuttle is $5. Shuttles will run about every 20 minutes to the fairgrounds between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 30 and July 1, and from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 2-4. Shuttle users can expect delays after the fireworks, which are scheduled each night for 9:30 p.m.

Fair guests also can ride Golden Gate Transit and Marin Transit buses and be dropped off at the Marin Civic Center, a few steps from the fair gate. And don’t forget: You can ride your bike to the fair and park in the bike valet parking area near the main fair gate.

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Gabriella C. Calicchio
Department of Cultural Services

Marin Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6400
Email: Gabriella C. Calicchio
Cultural Services Website