“So many people see
They exist, Castillo said, although she and fair organizers understand the county fair is often the only time suburban
Castillo is one of 145 kids and teenagers from across the county exhibiting 265 animals this year, a fair section that has proven to be an old standby.
What is new this year, and what organizers said has already been one of their most popular destinations, is the Rancho California exhibit next door to Castillo’s animals.
There, fairgoers can pet, feed and interact with about 25 animals, such as camels, ponies, cows and chicks — experiences that are becoming rarer every year on the Peninsula as development increases, organizers said.
“For a lot of people, a cow is just as unusual as something they see at the zoo, since they never see these animals” in
“When you live in a city you don’t see or do this kind of stuff,” said Arvin, who called her pig a friendlier version of a dog.
Organizers and p
“I tell them where the farms are in
County Fair San Mateo
When: Noon to 11 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; noon to midnight Friday and Saturday
Tickets: $9 for adults; $7 for children (6-12) and seniors (55 and older); free for kids under 5
Contact: (650) 574-3247 or visit www.sanmateocountyfair.com