The Inaugural California State Fair Youth Mariachi Competition was on Sunday, July 22nd. The competitors played to a packed crowd at the PG&E Center Stage. The first place winners played with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán on the Golden 1 Stage to a sold out crowd.

Ten teams competed from all over the State and the first, second and third place awards and cash prizes were given to the following groups:

1st place & $5,000 prize – Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando (Los Angeles County)
2nd place & $3,000 prize – Mariachi Chavez Juvenil (San Joaquin County)
3rd place & $2,000 prize – Mariachi Juvenil de San Diego (San Diego County)

For more information, including how to participate next year, email

For more details, please read and share the Background Sheet,  o leer en Español.

Funded in part by Visit Sacramento through funds generated by the Sacramento Tourism Marketing District.

View photos:
Youth Mariachi Competition
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Concert
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Meet & Greet
Youth Mariachi First Place Award

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