Today is School Days and Wild Wednesday: There is free admission for children in preschool through sixth grade from 9 a.m. to noon. There are several activities available throughout the morning. People can pick up their Wild Wednesday voucher from Les Schwab Tires for $6 admission from 3 to 9 p.m. Les Schwab Tires has five locations in Bakersfield: 4901 Ming Ave., 6725 Panama Lane, 2512 Oswell St., 5411 Calloway Drive and 3012 Buck Owens Blvd.
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. There is free admission for children in preschool through sixth grade from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $6 with a Wild Wednesday voucher. Parking is $10. Visa and Mastercard are accepted at all admission gates.
TODAY AT THE BUDWEISER PAVILION
Crowder, free concert at 8 p.m.: David Wallace Crowder, better known by his stage name Crowder, is a standout Contemporary Christian music artist. After being the lead singer in the David Crowder Band, he began a solo career in 2012, and his first single off his album "I Am" landed on the No. 3 spot on the Christian Songs chart. His latest album, "American Prodigal," blends gospel, Americana and soul, giving his Contemporary Christian music a unique sound. His love for approaching Christian music in new ways makes his performance one to check out.
TODAY AT THE VILLA FESTIVA STAGE
Recreacion Musical: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Los Chambelanes Del Ritmo: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
TODAY’S STAGE PERFORMANCES
Magic of Frank Thurston: 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
Powerhouse Percussive Dance: 4 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage and 5:30 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage
Something Ridiculous: 4 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage, 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
The Alley Cats: 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
Beverly Belles: 5 and 9 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
Patsy's Little Bit Country & Rock n' Roll: 6 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
The Shafter Big Band: 6 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
Lost Hills Wonderful Dance Troupe: 6:30 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage
Hypnotist Tina Marie: 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Frontier Stage
McKinley Mustang Drill Team: 7:30 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage
Piano Madness: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
All Things Nu: 8 p.m. at the Frontier Stage
FIVE BEST BETS
See the drill team: While you are walking around the fair, head over to the KC Lane Stage to see the McKinley Mustang Drill Team. This group makes every synchronized move look easy and mesmerizing, leaving audiences wanting more.
Stomp along: Powerhouse Percussive Dance gives audiences sights and sounds unique to this experience. The group combines tap, clogging, Irish step dancing and stomp all into one show.
Wednesdays are for pie: The Kern County Fair is marking the middle of the week with the Wednesday Pie Contest. There are three classes of pies (nut, pumpkin and lemon) participants can enter in this contest and judging begins at 6 p.m.
Bring your jazz hands: Come listen to the big swinging sounds of the Shafter Big Band. With musicians of various ages and backgrounds, the band woos audiences and makes everyone a jazz lover.
Find some unique cowboys: As part of School Days, children from preschool through sixth grade have several activities available to them throughout the morning. Kids can catch Slim and Curly with their trusty "steeds" from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Main Plaza.