I've been going around bragging that my history of Bakersfield country music, published nearly two years ago, has been adapted for the stage a la Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." And every time I do, my nose grows a tiny bit.

Everybody has their list of must-see, must-eat, must-do when it comes to the Kern County Fair. But just as the Ferris wheel turns, each person is ready to share their favorites — to commiserate, debate and plan for the big day(s). Here are a few things that might be worth adding to the list.

Want to know when to check out judging for youth agriculture events, parade of grand champions and other awards and auctions? Read on for a list of events.

For those in it, agriculture gets in your blood. It's not at all uncommon to hear about generations of 4-H and FFA students, with parents who raised and showed animals passing their love of it onto their kids. But those legacies have to start somewhere.