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Cow Palace

Geneva Avenue and Santos Street, 2600 Geneva Avenue Daly City, San Francisco, CA 94134-0206
+1 415-404-4111
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Nice events venue!

The Cow Palace has been around for decades hosting concerts, exhibits, rodeos, wrestling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Larry M
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Vientiane, Laos
Great Dickens Fair at the Cow Palace

I have wanted to attend the Dickens Fair for many years and finally in 2016 I had the chance. It... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
TravelingTrixieBelle
,
Portland, Oregon
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Geneva Avenue and Santos Street, 2600 Geneva Avenue Daly City, San Francisco, CA 94134-0206
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cow Palace has been around for decades hosting concerts, exhibits, rodeos, wrestling, conventions and many more events. I saw the Canadian trio "Rush" play here decades ago, great show!

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I have wanted to attend the Dickens Fair for many years and finally in 2016 I had the chance. It was magical! Having gone to several ren faires, I expected a few people dressed in period costume with the majority of the visitors in modern...More

Thank TravelingTrixieBelle
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Very old indoor stadium used for various events. Never was very pretty. Now very much in need of an update, which might never happen,

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is an excellent Holiday event! This festival takes place on weekends from the middle of November until right before Christmas. The Cow Palace is transformed into Dickens' London and you can step back in time to that Victorian era. We moved out here a...More

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Some of the ramps are pretty steep I actually lost control and bumped someone in my wheelchair. The food only healthy food was from the vendor booths.

Thank Shirley J
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Cow palace is huge with lots of parking space. That's about it. The inside has dated chairs and restrooms. They charge $7.25 for nachos with cheese and $5 for bottle water. Charge is big too. This is the 3rd time my son competed on the...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

If you haven't gone to this yet. I highly recommend it. The people that work there and attend there are amazing. The beauty joy and magic that comes to life when you step inside and beyond words. I felt like I stepped back in time...More

1  Thank danilla3comet
Reviewed 23 November 2015

This review is specifically for the Great Dickens Christmas Fair held each year at Cow Palace. We has a lovely time yesterday at the Christmas Fair. There are hundreds of actors dressed in period costume interacting with guests, as well as regular folks dressed up....More

1  Thank Maguerite J
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Serves its purpose but not the best venue for just about any event. It's run down and dated. Getting OLD.

Thank Dadoftwogirls
Reviewed 14 June 2015

This place is an oldy...and it looks it! still, there is something cool about the place. Maybe it's all the history of the events that have taken place there.

Thank jlantern3
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