Today is School Days and Wild Wednesday: Free admission for children (preschool through sixth grade) from 9 a.m. to noon. For those with a voucher from Les Schwab Tires, admission is $6 from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

Today is School Days and Feed the Need: Free admission for children (preschool through sixth grade) from 9 a.m. to noon. From 3 to 9 p.m. receive one free admission with the donation of four or more nonexpired canned food items. (The effort is a partnership with the Community Action Partners…

Today is Gospel Day: Performances run all day on the Frontier Stage: Maurice O'Dell, 1:30 p.m., Deedra Patrick, 2 p.m.; Bread of Life Deliverance, 2:30 p.m.; The People's Missionary Baptist Church, 3 p.m.; Valley Baptist, 3:30 p.m.; Church of Christ Christian Ministries, 4 p.m.; St. John Voi…

It's mid-September, fall is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing: It's fair time. Festivities kick off Wednesday for the 2019 Kern County Fair, which runs through Sept. 29. All hands were on deck at the fairgrounds Monday as vendors, carnival workers and food and beverage conces…

There’s always something new at the Kern County Fair and this year is no different. Along with metal detectors at the entrances, there is more in store for the fair’s 103rd year, from entertainment and rides to new food and places to eat it.

This year’s fair theme — The Food. The Fun. The Fair! — could use a slight modifier because it’s fried food that is coming in hot among the new additions to the Kern County Fair. Along with a number of new concessions, fair fare that’s had a dip in the deep fryer is going to be what you’ll w…