TBC wants to see your photos from the Kern County Fair. They can be from this year or previous years. They can even be the strip of photos you took at the fair photo booth. Send your images with a detailed caption to photos@bakersfield.com. We will compiled them into a photo gallery online a…

I suspect there is a lot that Jeannie Burton, fair concessions supervisor, and I would agree on but nothing more so than knowing that food is the No. 1 draw for the Kern County Fair. For any fair really, since the carnival/livestock/community exhibit extravaganza can make you feel like a kid…

The rest of year, it’s nothing. Not nothing, but almost nothing. Near enough to nothing that when I drive by the fairgrounds in February, May or in the dead of August, I am flooded by memories of the fair in all its homey, corny and magnificent-in-its-own way glory.

I've been going around bragging that my history of Bakersfield country music, published nearly two years ago, has been adapted for the stage a la Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." And every time I do, my nose grows a tiny bit.

Everybody has their list of must-see, must-eat, must-do when it comes to the Kern County Fair. But just as the Ferris wheel turns, each person is ready to share their favorites — to commiserate, debate and plan for the big day(s). Here are a few things that might be worth adding to the list.

Want to know when to check out judging for youth agriculture events, parade of grand champions and other awards and auctions? Read on for a list of events.

For those in it, agriculture gets in your blood. It's not at all uncommon to hear about generations of 4-H and FFA students, with parents who raised and showed animals passing their love of it onto their kids. But those legacies have to start somewhere.