Our event center provides solutions for all sizes and types of events. Private, corporate, public events, indoor and outdoor events are our expertise. We host hundreds of event yearly and we have the team, services and elements for success.
The San Mateo County Event Center is the only venue accessible by all local major freeways.
Our location also offers easy access to San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC) and Oakland (OAK) – all within 30 minutes driving time.
The Cal Train station is just a short walk away providing local transportation alternatives between San Jose and San Francisco.
SMCEC boasts over 195,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space split across seven buildings.
There’s lots of outdoor event spaces and plenty of parking between our East, West, and South Parking lots.
Feel free to browse the building maps and photos and then contact our sales team to book a tour of the facilities. We are more than happy to help you find the perfect solution for your event needs.
Our team of professionals are available when you require innovative thinkers and flexible approaches.
We provide a single point of contact available 24/7 for events.
The County Fair started as the “Little Flower Show” in 1926 at McKinley School in Burlingame. The Fair was cancelled during the Great Depression. In 1935 it was renamed the San Mateo County Products & Floral Fiesta and took place at Bay Meadows Racetrack. In 1939 the San Mateo County Fair Association was incorporated and the San Mateo County Fair became an annual community event enjoyed by all.
Over the years the San Mateo County Event Center has evolved to become the Bay Area’s top destination for consumer and trade events, meetings, festivals, corporate events, sporting events and much more.