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Bill Tucker helps Clifford Armstrong (not pictured) Thursday at the Kern County Fair with their souvenir presentation on what will hopefully be a busy day for sales during the annual event.

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Longtime fair worker Bill Tucker prepares the inflatable souvenirs Thursday at the Midway Souvenirs stand at the Kern County Fair.

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Longtime fair worker Clifford Armstrong of Porterville talks with Ginny Meier who works in the funnel cakes stand across the street from the Midway Souvenirs operation at the Kern County Fair Thursday.

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Families start to come by the MIdway Souvenirs stand at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Clifford Armstrong of Porterville, left, operates the stand daily. He says he really likes his job and has been doing it for several years.

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Midway Souvenir worker Bill Tucker gets in an early morning laugh at the souvenir booth at the Kern County Fair before the crowds come in for the day.

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The aliens seem to have their eyes on things while Midway Souvenir expert Clifford Armstrong arranges them Thursday at the Kern County Fair.

If you've been to the Kern County Fair with kids, you probably know they'll ask for their fill of food — and souvenirs, too.

Californian photographer Casey Christie talked with some of the people who sell the souvenirs on Thursday.