Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Carnival hours are 3 p.m. to closing.
Prices: Adults are $12, seniors (62 and better) are free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., children (6-12) are $5, children (5 and under) are free, active and retired military members are free with military ID. Parking is $10 and free for seniors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visa and Mastercard are accepted at all admission gates.
TODAY AT THE BUDWEISER PAVILION
Sean Kingston, free concert at 8 p.m.: All the "Beautiful Girls" and boys in Kern County will be singing along with Sean Kingston when he take the Budweiser stage. The rapper and songwriter was discovered on MySpace, and his 2007 single "Beautiful Girls" off his self-titled album topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and others worldwide. Since then, he has toured with Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and Gwen Stefani and released three more albums. Some of his other songs include "Fire Burning," "Take You There" and "Me Love."
TODAY AT THE VILLA FESTIVA STAGE
Mariachi San Marcos: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Atrevido: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
TODAY’S STAGE PERFORMANCES
Patsy's Little Bit Country & Rock n' Roll: 1 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
Magic of Frank Thurston: 4 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
The Alley Cats: 4 and 6:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
Beverly Belles: 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
Morgan S. Roy: 4:30 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
Powerhouse Percussive Dance: 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage and 5:30 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
Dancer's Turnout Academy: 5 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
Second 2 None: 5 p.m. at the Frontier Stage
Piano Madness: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
Shane Bruce: 6 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
Something Ridiculous: 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage
Art & Sylvia "Live on Stage": 7 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage
Hypnotist Tina Marie: 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Frontier Stage
Art and the Resistance: 8 p.m. at the Frontier Stage
Blind Lemon Peel: 9:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage
FIVE BEST BETS
See chefs battle the kitchen heat: Watch up-and-coming five star chefs battle it out at the Student Chopped contest beginning at 6 p.m. in Building 4. It features students selected by Bakersfield College culinary and nutrition staff, and the first-place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, with second and third receiving a $500 scholarship.
Participate in Senior Day activities: As part of Senior Day, attendees 62 and older can watch the day's opening ceremony with Mayor Karen Goh and other members of the community at 10 a.m. Trivia and giveaways will begin at 11 a.m.
Look at those fast ducks: Try not to quack up as you watch ducks race against each other to cross the finish line first. Races are at 4, 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. at KC's Corner.
Fall under a hypnotic spell: Hypnotist Tina Marie's shows combine comedy with singing, dancing and impersonating celebrities. See who comes out on stage 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Frontier Stage.
Jam out to the blues: Blind Lemon Peel's sound is as unique as its name. Drawing inspiration from James Brown and Elvin Bishop, the band brings funk and boogie to its 9:30 p.m. show at the Main Plaza Stage.