TBC TIME CAPSULE | Oct. 24, 1916
This year’s entertainment lineup at the Kern County Fair Budweiser Pavilion is filled with some real crowd-pleasing acts, but this first week’s quartet of shows is particularly funky, and spicy (we’ll get to that part later).
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.
The carnival can kick rocks. The rodeos can rope themselves off. Concerts can cool it. We know what you're headed to the fair for: Food, and lots of it.
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.
For some the best thing about the Kern County Fair is being shaken, spun, flipped on their head or dropped to the ground from 90 feet in the air — or all of the above at once.
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.
The Kern County Fair is chock-full of contests, and without careful planning you might miss out on some great ones like the fancy fiber costume contest or the parade of grand champions. Here's a guide that can help you with the where and when of contests at the 101st Kern County Fair.
The 2017 Kern County Fair is here! Plan your visits with our guide. Scroll down for schedules, acts and features about the fair.