The fair is here. Plan your visit with this information from the Kern County Fair.

DATES

Sept. 18-29

FAIR ADMISSION

Adults: $12

Seniors (62 and over): $9

Children (6-12): $5

Children (5 and under): Free

Active and retired military: Free with military ID

Parking: $10

*Visa/MasterCard accepted at all admission gates

Or buy your tickets online at kerncountyfair.com for a discount. Adult admission is $10 for any one day; admission for children ages 6 to 12 is $4 for any one day. You can buy the discount tickets online throughout the duration of the fair.

Those same discounted entry tickets can be purchased at all Kern County Vallarta Supermarket locations while supplies last.

Also, you can purchase a carnival wristband online for $28. The unlimited ride wristband good for any one day of the fair. It's regularly $35. 

FAIR HOURS

Monday through Thursday: 3 to 10 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 20: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27: 3 to 11 p.m.

Saturdays: Noon to 11 p.m.

Sundays: Noon to 10 p.m.

DISABLED ACCESSIBILITY AND RENTALS

Parking for the disabled is available in all its public lots.

Wheelchairs and strollers can be rented in the Main Plaza, but no electric scooters are available to rent. There is a 250-pound weight limit for wheelchairs.

A picture ID is required for rentals and will be held as a security deposit.

Wheelchair rental: $20 per day

Stroller rental: $15 per day

FINE ARTS, HARVEST HALL, COMMUNITY EXHIBITS AND HOBBIES

These buildings close at 10 p.m.

COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Monday through Thursday: 3 to 10 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 20: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27: 3 to 11 p.m.

Saturdays: Noon to 11 p.m.

Sundays: Noon to 10 p.m.

CARNIVAL

Monday through Friday: 3 p.m. to closing

Saturday and Sunday: Noon to closing

*Wristbands available daily

Some rides have special rules, such as size, height and weight restrictions.

SPECIAL FAIR DAYS

Donate through Sept. 17: Pint for a Pass, donate blood at Houchin Community Blood Banks through Sept. 17 and get a free adult admission pass. One voucher per person while supplies last. Donate at Houchin at 5901 Truxtun Ave. or 11515 Bolthouse Drive. Call 616-2505 for an appointment.

Thursday, Sept. 19: Special Friends Day, gates open at 9 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 20: Senior Day, free admission and parking for seniors 62 and older from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 23: Marvelous Monday, 3 to 9 p.m. $5 admission for all; ages 5 and under free.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: School Days, free admission for kids (preschool through sixth grade) from 9 a.m. to noon; Feed the Need — donate four or more nonexpired canned food items and get a free admission into the fair that day, from 3 to 9 p.m. The fair partners with the Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank.

Wednesday, Sept. 25: School Days, free admission for kids (preschool through sixth grade) from 9 a.m. to noon; Wild Wednesday, $6 admission from 3 to 9 p.m. this day only with a voucher from Les Schwab Tires. One voucher per person while supplies last.

Discount parking: A $7 parking pass is on sale now at all Kern County O'Reilly Auto Parts locations. It is good for any one day of the fair.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Information booth and lost & found: 833-4955

Medical response and first aid center: 340-7312

Sheriff's station: 835-8538

Lost children and baby changing station: 833-4937

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