'What's Happening' Kern County? List of events in Bakersfield, Kern County May 31, June 1st

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 'What's Happening' Kern County? Here's a list of fun events happening in Bakersfield and Kern County on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1st.

To find out 'What's Happening' on weekends, watch 23ABC's weekend morning show with Lindsey Adams on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Did we miss anything? Email the newsroom at events@kero.com with any future events in Kern County.

Saturday, May 31, 2014


Enjoy the beauty of some classic rides at the sixth annual Rails to Trails Car Show. The event will showcase everything from vintage hot rods to the latest motorcycles and trucks. There will also be live music, a beer garden and more. It's $30 to register your vehicle for the show, otherwise admission for the general public is free. Everything starts at  7 a.m. in downtown Taft.


Start your engines this weekend with some intense race action. The West Coast Hot Rod Association is holding their fifth summit race at the Famoso Raceway today. Entrance fee is $15 for adults and free for kids age 12 and under. The gates open at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. 


If you're looking for locally grown fruits and veggies, check out the Golden State Farmer's Market today at the Golden State Mall on F Street. They have a variety of farm fresh items, jams, jellies and baked goods. There's even a swap meet with arts and crafts, too. It runs from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon. 


Enjoy dinner and a performance of "Kiss of the Spider Woman" tonight at the Stars Dinner Theather tonight at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets price range depending on whether you are having dinner or are there just for the show.


It's another Saturday night of races at the Bakersfield Speedway. Tonight's races include street stocks, hobby stocks, hard tops and more. Gates open at 4:00 p.m., races start at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military and $5 for kids ages 6 thru 12. Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 North Chester Ave. 

Sunday, June 1st, 2014


Get up and dance to the beat during a special performance of "Hairspray" the musical today at 2:00 p.m. The play tells the story of Tracy Turnblad in 1960's Baltimore, who pursues her dream of performing on a TV dance show and along the way fights for civil rights. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. "Hairspray" plays at the Dore Theater at CSUB on 9001 Stockdale Highway. 


Looking for fresh and tasty seasonal fruits and vegetables? Then check out the Haggin Oaks Farmer's Market today from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Vendors there have a selection of items including fruits, vegetables, local honey, hummus, artisan breads and juices, too. It's in the parking lot of the Kaiser Permanente on Ming Ave.


You can also enjoy a special showing of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" today at the Edwards Stadium 14. The original Indiana Jones adventure starring Harrison Ford returns to the big screen. See Indy battle Nazis on a quest for the Lost Ark today at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $7 for kids and seniors. 


If you have an appetite for traditional Latino dishes, the 16th annual Latino Food Festival and Menudo Cook-Off is the place to be on Sunday. There will be 60 different types of menudo for people to taste, and cooks from all over Kern County will be showcasing their best recipes. There's also a jalapeño-eating contest. The event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kern County Fair grounds. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 in advance. Kids under 5 get in free. 

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