Below is a listing of our facility features, capacities and services. You can download our current Promoter Packet to get further information on requirements for holding a public event on our grounds. For more information please contact our Sales & Event Coordinator at (831) 372.5863 or email us here.
28,000 square foot outdoor arena ideal for large concerts, rodeos and horse shows. Elevated seating on both sides of the stage and three dressing rooms. Seated capacity: 5,800 Standing Capacity: 10,000.
Jack Payton Stage
Ideal for small outdoor concerts and festivals. Rental includes 4 sets of bleachers, 30 benches, and 3 small dressing rooms. Max capacity: 2,500
Provide the ideal setting for festivals, picnics and car shows.
Permanent Food Booths
Seven permanent food booths each with different amenities including ovens, deep fryers, refrigerators and freezers.
Vendor Arcade "Outdoor commercial area"
42 vendor booths ideal for Farmer’s Markets and craft vendors during festivals.
Barns & Auction Ring
Ideal for livestock and animal shows.
Ideal for Carnivals and Circuses. Can also be used for event parking.
7,000 square feet, carpeted, permanent dance floor, P/A system & built-in bar. Max. Capacity: 1,000
Large commercial kitchen
7,000 square feet, non-carpeted, tall vaulted ceilings, electrical drop boxes and built-in P/A system. Max. Capacity: 1,000
King City Room
7,000 square feet, non-carpeted, vaulted ceilings, electrical drop boxes and built-in P/A system. Max. Capacity: 1,000
Events Management Building & Ticketing Windows
Small office space and 4 ticket windows located near Gate 5. Ideal for event management headquarters.
Located at gates 3 and 5.
The following lists just a few artists that have graced the stages on our grounds over the years: 1967 Monterey Pop Festival: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who Ravi Shankar Janis Joplin Otis Redding The Mamas & the Papa and Jefferson Airplane Huey Lewis and the news Trace Adkins Randy Travis Heart Loverboy Alabama Santana Tony Bennett Harry Connick Jr. Aretha Franklin Lifehouse Further Bob Dylan Bob Hope Juice Newton Louis Armstrong Etta James B.B. King Dizzy Gillespie The Judds Wynonna Judd (solo tour) Frankie Valli Billie Holiday Buddy Rich Michael McDonald James Brown Hank Williams Jr. SOJA J-Boog Just Chill Pepper The Expendables The Green Fortunate Youth Slightly Stoopid Rebelution Matisyahu Mumford & Sons – one of only 4 US stops on the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Tour Gallagher Blitzen Trapper The Hold Steady Okkervil River Passion Pit The Antlers Neko Case MGMT Modest Mouse Diana Krall Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Gregory Porter George Benson
Event Request Form
Looking to book your next event at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center? Use our online form to submit your event information directly.