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Mr. and Mrs. Lupe Martinez Jr.

2018 Let's Get Hitched Wedding Contest

The 2018 GET HITCHED Wedding Couple

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Are we for real?! YES!!! Madera District Fair is YOUR fair, a reflection of community. Every community shares life's greatest moments and MARRIAGE is certainly one of those. Madera District Fair's small town fair, BIG time fun is ready to facilitate a couple who will say “I do” in the glow of midway lights, cotton candy, barns, magicians, music and more!

The Get Hitched wedding contest application was available February 14, 2018 thru April 6, 2018 online or in the Fair Office, 1850 W. Cleveland Ave. in Madera. Interested applicants were asked to briefly share about their Madera Fair experience(s) on the official Let's Get Hitched application. To enter, couples needed to submit their entry by email or in office along with a photograph that best represents the pair by April 6, 2018. The public voted for their favorite couple among a group of finalists, through Facebook for a brief period. The winning couple LUPE MARTINEZ and DEZAREA PACK were announced on May 1, 2018 via FACEBOOK LIVE!

You ALL are invited when Lupe and Dezarea say "I Do". To follow the GET HITCHED fun make sure to let us know "you're going" on the official Facebook Let's Get Hitched Wedding Event page.

CLICK to watch the video highlight!!!


Meet our Madera County FINALISTS

Abel and Stephani

Abel and Stephani

Abel and Stephani plan to renew their vows after 7 years of marriage at a place they've known since they were kids. As teenagers, Madera Fair was the place "boyfriend-girlfriend" status was established and their love has grown ever since!
Lupe and Dezarea

Lupe and Dezarea

Lupe and Dezarea fell in love at the 2011 Billy Currington concert at the Madera Fair, dancing the night away and haven't been apart since! They expect MAGIC as they say "I Do!" under the lights and sounds of the 2018 Madera Fair.
Martine and Vanessa

Martine and Vanessa

Vanessa and Martine would love to add WEDDING to their Madera Fair experience. Born and raised in Madera and the Madera Fair, Vanessa has experienced it all, from exhibiting to entertainment and midway fun to fair food! Wedding seems like the next and most exciting thing to do!

2018 Let's Get Hitched Application and Rules


Is it a legal marriage? Is it real?
Yes. The couple is required to obtain the requisite marriage license in their county of residence prior to the wedding.

Who will officiate?
The couple may provide a California licensed officiant as they desire, but must meet approval of Madera District Fair. If an officiant has not been selected, Madera District Fair will provide!

Will my guests pay to come to the wedding?
Madera District Fair will provide 100 complimentary admission passes for your guests as well as a “private” seating area for the ceremony to accommodate your 100 guests.

What if I have more than 100 guests to invite?
The couple should be prepared to have a lot more than 100 people witnessing their wedding as it will be a public party! Additional invitations, and discounted admission tickets can be purchased by bride and groom. Additional seat provision will be at the discretion of Madera District Fair’s schedule and venue obligations.

Where will the wedding party and guests park?
Madera District Fair will provide a limited number of parking passes for the wedding party and/or immediate family. Wedding guests should prepare to park in general free parking.

Is there a cost to our participation?
  • Madera District Fair will provide the following:
  • Private air conditioned dressing room and bathroom for wedding party.
  • Ceremony venue, location determined by MDF. Venue will include “altar” staging, lighting, sound, décor as determined by Madera District Fair, reserved seating for 100 guests.
  • Photographer. (Image purchase at expense of couple.)
  • Videographer. (Video purchase at expense of couple.)
  • Bridal flowers and wedding party floral.
  • Wedding Cake
  • Dinner and Drinks.
  • Dance reception with live music and/or DJ in public venue.
  • VIP concert venue tickets to wedding party. *The wedding party is defined as Bride, Groom and party of 10.
  • Invitation production with Madera Fair brand and theme artwork and the mailing there of.
  • Additional requests by bride and groom that do not conflict with Madera District Fair concurrent events may be considered at expense of bride and groom.
Will I have a say in any detail?
YES. We recognize this is still YOUR wedding day. Madera District Fair will maintain the overall design of wedding venue, event production and promotion as it fits MDF scheduling, artwork and branding. Madera District Fair intends to collaborate with the 2018 GET HITCHED couple over some elements, traditions and creative ideas the couple may present. Madera District Fair will determine its place and implementation in the overall production of the event.

Can we renew our vows?
Yes! However, preference in finalist selection will be given to WEDDING applicants.

How many people can we invite?
You may invite as many guests as you’d like. Madera District Fair is prepared to accommodate 100 complimentary admission tickets and 100 reserved seats at ceremony. Any additional guests will be at expense of the couple and cannot be guaranteed a reserved seat as provided by Madera District Fair within ceremony venue.

Is the wedding party counted in the guest count?
No. The wedding party is defined as Bride, Groom and party of 10. Madera District Fair will provide 100 complimentary admission tickets a part from the wedding party.

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