There was a time when all you needed to prepare for Black Friday was an alarm clock, a coffee maker and a take-no-prisoners attitude.
The longest lines on Black Friday often lead to big-box retailers, which isn't surprising given the resources they invest in the start of the holiday shopping season. But they're hardly the only stores looking to rack up big sales this week.
When Jennine Ochoa became pregnant at the end of 2017, she didn’t know what to expect. At 42, she’d waited longer than most women to start a family. But she said her first five months were easy. “I had no morning sickness, nothing,” she said. “It was completely uneventful until May.”
Rob Purdie is an upbeat guy. You can hear it in his unfailingly positive statements, his voice tinged with a Central Valley twang from a life spent in Bakersfield.
Dinosaurs, "Star Wars" stormtroopers, "Harry Potter" wizards and "Halo" video game characters were all on display — sometimes in the same set — during Saturday's Lego/K'NEX competition at the Kern County Fair.
Both of Katie Redfeairn's young sons had done their part by raising pigs and selling them at the Kern County Fair. How could she deny them the pleasure of what she called "the dreaded ride day?"
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 …
Before the Kern County Fair gates opened at 9 a.m. for Tuesday’s School Days, a plethora of energy was seen and felt as children tried not to burst from excitement.
Today is School Days: 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.
While Ferris wheels and concerts may attract much of the attention at the Kern County Fair, some four-legged creatures tucked away in small pens have garnered their own following.
Tucked away with the popular classic Kern County Fair food such as the corn dogs, cinnamon rolls, funnel cakes and turkey legs — and local favorites such as the Boy Scouts' baked potatoes and the Basque and barbecue offerings — are lesser-known hidden gems that are awaiting more adventurous …
In the words of Templeton the rat and Goose from the children’s book "Charlotte’s Web," the fair is “a veritable smorgasbord” of food and the Kern County Fair is no different, offering a wide variety of delicacies ranging from sweet to savory to deep fried to meaty and more.
While many people are attracted to the Kern County Fair for its food, concerts and rides, livestock remains a major focus of the event for many.
William Cooper's laugh fills the animal barn at the Kern County Fair as he tells how much he enjoys going to the fair. He especially likes it on Senior Day when entry is free.
By the time you read this, you may have already been out to the Kern County Fair, which kicked off Wednesday. Then you would have certainly sampled some fair food favorites or maybe something new. For those who have yet to go — or plan to return for more — here's a closer look at some of tho…
It might not be the only day they come out to the Kern County Fair, but for those 62 and older, Senior Day is the best day to come. After all, free admission, health information and early access to all the fair favorites is hard to beat.
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.
The food vendors at the Kern County Fair sell everything from deep-fried cheese to specialty gelato topped with the kind of things that could be desserts all on their own.
Even before the fair opened Wednesday, Kern County Fair CEO Mike Olcott had a colorful preview. While Brad's World Reptiles, one of the fair's new attractions, was setting up its display, some feathered friends from the show visited the man in charge.
Workers prepare for opening day! The Kern County Fair opens Wednesday, and runs through Sept. 30. With a theme of "Fair Friends Forever!," the fair has something for everyone — time with friends, of course, but also lots of fun food, carnival rides, exhibits, shows, music, competitions, demo…
Every once in a while, you just need to be shot into the air, spun around or flipped upside down a couple of times. The perfect opportunity to satisfy that itch is fast approaching with opening day of the Kern County Fair right around the corner.
There are plenty of reasons people flock to the Kern County Fair but food is always at the top of the list. Along with the usual suspects — DeMolay corn dogs, JP's Old West cinnamon rolls, Basque Club lamb sandwiches, Boy Scouts baked potatoes — there are some new options sure to make your m…
It's hard to miss the concerts, food and rides at the Kern County Fair, with all of them greeting guests as soon as they walk into the fairgrounds. But don't forget to head inside the buildings to check out the contests and still exhibits. Escaping the heat in there is, of course, an added bonus.
Disclaimer: Everybody who goes to the Kern County Fair has a must list as unique as the faces of those licensed yet still off-kilter carnival prizes. This is just one woman's tale, so use it as a starting point and find your own moment of zentangle. (Really, the art form is being demoed in t…
Corn dogs and throwing darts at balloons to win an oversized Snoopy are all fine and good, but what's a trip to the Kern County Fair without taking in a rodeo or two?
A fresh-baked cinnamon roll, a buttered ear of corn, a slice of musical entertainment, a walk through the exhibit buildings or the livestock barns, a thrill ride on the midway — the list is long and diverse when discussing the myriad attractions on tap at the Kern County Fair.
When 54-year-old Javier Casarez walked into T&T Trucking early Wednesday evening, he was packing a revolver bigger than Dirty Harry's infamous .44 Magnum.