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Stanislaus County Fair drawing in large crowds

From fair rides and farm animals to live performances and arena events, the Stanislaus County Fair has been able to bring something fun for everyone.

Local residents are taking advantage of midway carnival entertainment, as well as featured events such as Monster Truck Madness, bull riding, and top bands like Blood, Sweat & Tears.

For younger residents looking to get in on the fun, the 4-H Farmyard Experience and Walk in the Wild exhibits gave them the chance to get closer to nature. For those more interested in building with their own two hands, Lowe’s Kids Make-and-Take projects provided the perfect opportunity for children to take home a memory from the fair.

For those who wanted to leave the fair with something that served as a show of skill, countless carnival games lining the midway provided the perfect opportunity.

Top entertainment includes, free concerts (with fair admission), starting daily at 8:30 p.m.

On the Coors Light Variety stage

• Friday, July 19 — Magic!

• Saturday, July 20 — 98 Degrees

• Sunday, July 21 — Robert Tapia

FoodMaxx Arena Events include

• Friday, July 19 — Tractor Pull: Diesels and Smokers, $8

• Saturday, July 20 — Tractor Pull: Modified, $8.

• Sunday, July 21 — Amp Motorsports/Supercross, $8.

Admission Prices

• Regular-price Adult admission: $12 (on 7/11 after 7 p.m.)

• Senior Citizen admission (ages 65 and up): $7

• Child Fair admission (ages 7–12): $7

• Children ages 6 and under: Free!

Tickets: Fair admission and unlimited ride wristband eTickets can be purchased online at now through closing day. Fair guests can print eTickets from the convenience of their own computers. Admission eTicketswill feature a bar code that will be scanned at the gates. Carnival eTickets will be scanned at designated redemption centers inside the Fairgrounds.

The Stanislaus County Fair is located at 900 N. Broadway, Ave., in Turlock. The event kicked of on Friday, July 12, and run for 10 fun-filled days through July 21. Fair hours are Monday to Friday, 5 PM to midnight; and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to midnight. For all the daily details, including exhibits, livestock shows, community performances, food and midway rides, go online to:

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