Hours: Noon to 10 p.m.
Prices: Adults are $12, seniors (62 and better) are $9, children (6-12) are $5, children (5 and under) are free, active and retired military members are free with military ID. Parking is $10. Visa and Mastercard are accepted at all admission gates.
TODAY AT THE BUDWEISER PAVILION
Banda Los Sebastianes, free concert at 8 p.m.: Closing up the Kern County Fair is Banda Los Sebastianes. This 18-piece group brings big band sound, dancing and an overall good time wherever it goes. The band has been performing and touring together since 2004, incorporating trumpets, trombones, tuba, clarinets, drums and vocals into songs. Banda Los Sebastianes will get everyone on their feet, marking an exciting end to the fair.
TODAY AT THE COORS GRANDSTAND ARENA
Fiesta Del Charro Rodeo: 6 p.m. Fair admission is not included with rodeo tickets.
TODAY AT THE VILLA FESTIVA STAGE
Folklorico! Family and Friends: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Mariachi San Marcos: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Rocio Y Su Sonora: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
TODAY’S STAGE PERFORMANCES
Kiko Paulino and B-Todd: 12:30 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
Magic of Frank Thurston: 12:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
B-Fad Dance: 1 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage
Something Ridiculous: 1:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage, 3 and 5 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
Centre Stage Dance and Performing Arts: 2:30 p.m. at the Frontier Stage
Chaz Wilson: 2:30 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage
Powerhouse Percussive Dance: 2:30 and 4 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage, 6 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage
Jammin' Island Hula: 3 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
AG Productions: 4 p.m. at the Frontier Stage
Spotlight Dance Academy: 4 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage
MisSteppers: 4:30 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
Belinda's All Star Dance & Gym: 5 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage
Beverly Belles: 5, 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
Future Shock Productions: 5:30 p.m. at the Frontier Stage
The Alley Cats: 5:30, 6:30 and 9 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
Hypnotist Tina Marie: 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Frontier Stage
Sammy Joe Mitchell: 7 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
Tatau Une Polynesian Dance: 7 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage
Piano Madness: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
Han's Taekwondo: 8 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage
FIVE BEST BETS
Head to the rodeo: Fiesta Del Charro is a classic Mexican-style rodeo competition complete with traditional charros (horsemen). The show features bull riding, trick roping, dancing horses and escaramuza, an all-female sport. Fair admission is not included with rodeo tickets.
Learn some taekwondo: Take some time to learn about the Korean sport taekwondo. Han’s Taekwondo Academy will show participants several kicking techniques.
Enjoy Polynesian culture: “Tatou Uma” in the Samoan language means “All of us.” The Tatau Une Polynesian Dance show will give audiences the chance to learn about Polynesia and its history through traditional dance.
Ride the Zipper: What better way to end the fair than by going on one last ride. With vertical spinning, turning motions, the Zipper is a great ride for thrill seekers.
Get your ice cream: Before heading home, stop by Mary's Ice Cream Parlor for your ice cream fix. The stand includes a new rolled ice cream menu item, as well as chocolate-covered bacon, sundaes and frozen lemonade.