War (copy)

War performs Sept. 20 at the Kern County Fair.

Today is Special Friends Day: Gates open at 9 a.m. for people with special needs. There are several activities available throughout the morning. The gates open to the general public at 3 p.m.

Hours: 3 to 10 p.m. Carnival hours are 3 p.m. to closing.

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/Mastercard is accepted at all admission gates.)


War, free concert at 8 p.m.: War is bringing its biggest hits to the Kern County Fair. The group has been performing a unique blend of rock, funk, jazz, Latin and reggae music to audiences worldwide since 1969. Some of War's best-known songs include "Why Can't We Be Friends," "Low Rider," "Summer" and "The Cisco Kid." Listeners are sure to make a lot of new friends in the audience as they listen to the sounds of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.


Recreacion Musical: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Kupido: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.


Magic of Frank Thurston: 4, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage

Powerhouse Percussive Dance: 4 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage, 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage

Something Ridiculous: 4 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage, 5:30 p.m. at the Frontier Stage and 7 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage

Beverly Belles: 5, 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza 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. Frontier Stage

Black Gold Cloggers: 7:30 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage

Piano Madness: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage

Creation: 8 p.m. at the Frontier Stage



Stephen Michaels calls out an invitation Wednesday to people attending the Kern County Fair to watch the free Russell Brothers Family Fun Circus.

Head to the circus: Come one, come all to the Russell Brothers Circus. At 4 and 8 p.m. at the KC Loop, see this family circus juggle knives, balance on chairs, perform magic tricks and make audiences feel like kids again. 

Attend a beef clinic: Geared toward student exhibitors, the new beef clinic will include a live demo on cattle, showing techniques and educating attendees on current trends and standards. The clinic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Sales Pavilion.

Participate in Special Friends Day activities: As part of Special Friends Day, individuals with special needs have a multitude of events to attend from 9 to 11 a.m. Brad's World of Reptiles, Slim and Curly Fables, duck races and a turkey stampede are just some of the activities lined up. 

Find out who has the best chili: It's time for a good ol'-fashioned chili contest. Participants will bring in a quart of their homemade chili and judging will begin at 6 p.m. May the best chili win!

Spend the day with animals: The Great American Petting Zoo contains a wide variety of animals, including llamas, goats, sheep, deer, chickens and donkeys. Attendees can get up close and personal with these creatures from 3 to 9 p.m. at KC's Corner.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.