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John Michael Montgomery will perform Sept. 22 at the Kern County Fair.

Hours: Noon to 11 p.m. Carnival hours are noon 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. Parking is $10. Visa and Mastercard are accepted at all admission gates.

TODAY AT THE BUDWEISER PAVILION

John Michael Montgomery, free concert at 8 p.m.: John Michael Montgomery dominated the country scene in the 1990s with hits such as "I Swear," "Be My Baby Tonight" and "I Love the Way You Love Me." He has released 10 albums, many of them making it to the top 10 of Billboard charts. His romantic ballads will bring all listeners together and create the perfect atmosphere to dance in the moonlight. Country fans will not want to miss this show.

TODAY AT THE COORS GRANDSTAND ARENA

Monster Trucks: 7:30 p.m.

TODAY AT THE VILLA FESTIVA STAGE

Folklorico! Family and Friends: 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Ameyactzin Youhuani Aztec Dance: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Los Chambelanes Del Ritmo: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Amor Y Llanto: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

TODAY’S STAGE PERFORMANCES

Experience Dance: 1 p.m. at the Frontier Stage

Maddie Prueba: 1 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage

Magic of Frank Thurston: 1 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage, 2, 3 and 5:30 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage

Powerhouse Percussive Dance: 1 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage

Sammy Joe Mitchell: 2 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage

Something Ridiculous: 2 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage, 3:30 and 5 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage

The Alley Cats: 3, 4 and 6:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage

Beverly Belles: 3:30, 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage

Country as Can Be: 3:30 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage

PennPoint Dance Academy: 3:30 p.m. at the Frontier Stage

Valynn Rain: 4:30 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage

Ballet Folklorico Mi Tierra: 5 p.m. at the Frontier Stage

Sapphire Elite Cheer Academy: 5 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage

Piano Madness: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage

Cardinals Cheer Team: 6 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage

Genesis Duncan: 6:30 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage

Hypnotist Tina Marie: 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Frontier Stage

Dynasty Dancers: 7:30 p.m. at the KC Lane Stage

Jammin' Island Hula: 7:30 p.m. at the Goode Time Stage

Country Artists Tribute: 8 p.m. at the Frontier Stage

Blind Lemon Peel: 9:30 p.m. at the Main Plaza Stage

FIVE BEST BETS

Monster truck file

This file photo from 2003 shows Monster trucks at the fairgrounds, but not during the fair itself. But this year, monster trucks are coming to the fair, on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Coors Grandstand.

See trucks that fly: Monster trucks will fly high into the air at Coors Grandstand Arena. Big blown monster trucks, tuff trucks and more will be showcased and tickets begin at $5.

Honor country's best: If fair-goers are a big fan of country music, check out the country artists tribute from 8 p.m. at the Frontier Stage. Artists such as Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Toby Keith are just some of those who will be highlighted.

Spend time with creepy crawlies: For those who are adventurous, Brad's World of Reptiles is the place to go. See various types of snakes, turtles and lizards up close from noon to 9:30 p.m. at the KC Loop.

Eat something new: While indulging in classic fair food, try a baked potato at the Boy Scouts of America Baked Potato stand. Attendees can order baked potatoes topped with mac and cheese, chili cheese and the works.

Watch the apple pie contest: What says Kern County Fair better than an apple pie contest? Judging begins at 6 p.m., and the first-place winner will take home $100.

Editor's note: This listing has been updated to reflect that seniors (age 62 and better) pay $9 for admission to the fair today.

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