The Second Annual California State Fair Youth Mariachi Competition takes place on Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st, 2019. Youth mariachi bands from around the state are invited to participate on the PG&E Center Stage.

First place winners of the competition will perform on Sunday, July 21st with world-famous Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán on the Golden 1 Stage.

For more information, including how to participate in the 2019 competition, email

For more details, please read and share the Background Sheet.

During the 2018 inaugural competition, 10 teams from all over the State competed and the first, second and third place awards and cash prizes were given to the following groups:

2018 – 1st place & $5,000 prize – Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando (Los Angeles County)
2018 – 2nd place & $3,000 prize – Mariachi Chavez Juvenil (San Joaquin County)
2018 – 3rd place & $2,000 prize – Mariachi Juvenil de San Diego (San Diego County)

2018 Competition Funded in part by Visit Sacramento through funds generated by the Sacramento Tourism Marketing District.

View photos:
2018 Youth Mariachi Competition
2018 Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Concert
2018 Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Meet & Greet
2018 Youth Mariachi First Place Award

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