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New Madera Fair attraction features a virtual 5k run

Madera District Fair

Madera District Fair is promoting a Ferris Wheel Virtual 5k venue, its newest venue for the upcoming annual event in September.


A new attraction will help kick off the Madera Fair, according to Barbara Leach, the fair’s events coordinator.

It’s called the Ferris Wheel Virtual 5k, billed by the fair as a run like no other, Leach said.

“It offers the perk of a finish line party at the Madera Fair on Friday, Sept. 6, with “awesome swag” and a chance to see Loveboy from the VIP seats at the Table Mountain Concert Series presented by Tecate Light on the fairgrounds

“Virtual runs are increasing in popularity with the active community due to the convenience for participants of being able to complete the run on their own time and at a location of their choosing before then receiving their race swag by mail.

“Participants in the Ferris Virtual 5K will receive an elevated experience at the 2019 Fair with a package that includes a custom finisher spinning Ferris Wheel medal, event shirt, gate admission for Sept. 6, a satin VIP “race bib,” a corndog, soda or beer for those 21 and over, private Ferris Wheel rides and free event photos all at the VIP Finish Line Party on Sept. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., said Leach.

As an added perk, the first 50 “runners” to cross the finish line will receive VIP seating for Loverboy at the Table Mountain Concert Series presented by Tecate Light that night at 8.

Registration is available at or where both the Virtual 5k Fair Package and the Virtual package are available for $45 and $30 respectively.

The 2019 Madera District Fair opens Thursday, Sept. 5, for a 4-day run. Fair guests can count on family friendly entertainment with more than 80 years of tradition to experience.

Leach said the 2019 Fair would feature expanded Farm to Fair activities, the Tech Town venue hosted by World Champion Madtown Robotics Team 1323, a thrilling midway, four nights of headline entertainment, an after-party at the 20/30 Concert Stage and so much more.

Pre-Sale admission and carnival coupons are available through Sept. 4 online at or at the Madera Fair office.

For additional information, contact the Madera District Fair office at 74-8511 or visit

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