Raising kids in the tech-savvy Bay Area has its perks. Exhibit A: the San Mateo County Fair, June 8-16, offering way more than just cotton candy and rides.

From the Drone Zone to hands-on Super Science, kids and their grown-ups can get their STEM fix right along amazing entertainment like the chair-stacking Acrobats of Hebei China and life-sized chess in the Family Game Zone. You’ll also find an array of animals, including baby goats, kangaroos (and even wallabies!). Kids 5 and under get in free every day. Added bonus: on June 10 kids 12 and under also get in free, plus there’s free parking until 2 p.m.

Now, about that cotton candy…

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