For the first time, organizers installed 20,000 square-feet of grass sod in the arena area for this year's festival. Now that the 57th festival is over, that grass could be yours.
The sod is being offered up to the public for free. All grass must be removed by Thursday, Sept. 25.
Patrons or companies should enter the Monterey County Fairgrounds at Gate 6 and proceed to the area behind the arena for removal. The general public can remove as much of the sod as they want, but must bring their own removal tools, and transportation and people to load the sod.