Welcome to the Kern County Fair: Everything you need to know

Getting ready for the fair? Below we have a list of the main events for each day, new food items that are going to be available and where you can purchase tickets!

 

 

Wednesday, September 19 (3 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

The Beach Boys with John Stamos (Budweiser Pavilion)

  • 8 p.m.

*NEW* Brad's World of Reptiles (KC Loop)

  • 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Creature Feature shows: 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Tina Marie Master Hypnotist (Frontier Stage)

  • 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. 

Something Ridiculous (KC Lane Stage)

  • 6 p.m., 7 p.m.

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

Thursday, September 20 (3 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

Special Friends Day

  • Gates open at 9 a.m.
  • Admission is free to persons with disabilities

WAR (Budweiser Pavilion)

  • 8 p.m.

The Magic of Frank Thurston

  • 4:30 p.m. (Goode Time Stage)
  • 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (KC Lane Stage)

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

Friday, September 21 (10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.)

 

Senior Day!

  • Gates open at 9 a.m.
  • Free for Seniors

Sean Kingston

  • 8 p.m.

*NEW* Kids Can Cook (KC's Farmhouse)

  • 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. 

The Beverly Belles (Main Plaza Stage)

  • 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. 

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

Saturday, September 22 ( Noon to 11 p.m.)

 

John Michael Montgomery (Budweiser Pavilion)

  • 8 p.m.

Monster Trucks (Grandstand)

  • 7:30 p.m. 

Country Artist Tribute Show (Frontier Stage)

  • 8 p.m. 

Lumberjack show (KC Loop)

  • 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. 

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

Sunday, September 23 (Noon to 10 p.m.)

 

Parade of Grand Champions (Livestock/Sales Pavilion)

  • 4:45 p.m.

Lucha Libre (Grandstand)

  • 6 p.m.

Russell Bros Circus (KC Loop)

  • 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

La Original Banda Limon (Budweiser Pavilion)

  • 8 p.m.

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

Monday, September 24 (3 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

 

MONDAY MADNESS

  • $5 admission until 9 p.m. 
    • ages 5 and under get in free!

Ashanti (Budweiser Pavilion)

  • 8 p.m. 

Karaoke (Frontier Stage)

  • 7 p.m.

The Alley Cats

  • 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Goode Time Stage)
  • 5 p.m. (Main Plaza Stage)

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

Tuesday, September 25 ( 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

 

School Day!

  • Free admission for kids from 9 a.m. to noon
    • Preschool through 6th grade

Lauren Alaina (Budweiser Pavilion)

  • 8 p.m.

All-Star Stunt Dog Challenge (KC Loop)

  • 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Turkey Stampede (KC Loop)

  • 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

Wednesday, September 26 (3 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

 

School Day!

  • Free admission for kids from 9 a.m. to noon
    • Preschool through 6th grade

Wild Wednesday

  • Half-Price Vouchers available at all local Les Schwab Tires
  • Valid only on Wednesday

*New* AG-Adventure (KC's Corner)

Crowder

  • 8 p.m.

Duck Races (KC's Corner)

  • 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

Thursday, September 27 (3 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

 

FREE ADMISSION

  • With the donation of four cans of non-perishable food for the feed the need canned food drive

Air Supply (Budweiser Pavilion)

  • 8 p.m.

All-Alaskan Racing Pigs ( KC Loop)

  •  4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

Friday, September 28 (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

 

Day 1 of PRCA Rodeo (Coors Grandstand)

  • 7:30 p.m. 

Chris Janson (Budweiser Pavilion)

  • 8 p.m.

Viruz (La Villa Festiva)

  • 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Quad Trampoline (KC Lane)

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

Saturday, September 29 (Noon to 11 p.m.)

 

Day 2 of PRCA Rodeo (Coors Grandstand)

  • 7:30 p.m.

Joe Diffie (Budweiser Pavilion)

  • 8 p.m.

Gospel Day (Frontier Stage)

  • From 1:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

Sunday, September 30 (Noon to 10 p.m.)

 

Fiesta Del Charro Rodeo (Coors Grandstand)

  • 6 p.m.

Banda Los Sebastianes

  • 8 p.m.

Great American Petting Zoo (KC's Corner)

  • 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Rocio y Su Sonora (La Villa Festiva)

  • 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

 

For a list of all events and attractions, click here

 

 

New food items!

Officials say there is a long list of new food items this year, like a foot-long corn dog, funnel cake, cinnamon or giant turkey leg. 

Take a look at all the new food items below: 

  • Flamin' Hot Spiral Fries - Golden West on Grand Ave
  • Spiral fries with Nacho Cheese and Flamin' Hot Cheetos
  • Whole Steamed Artichoke - Jeanne's Artichoke on Grand Ave
  • Whole Steamed Artichokes (Served with melted Butter & Mayonnaise)
  • Fried Artichoke Hearts
  • Edible Cookie Dough - Bliss Cookie Dough
  • Edible cookie dough made with heat treated flour and pasteurized eggs
  •  Deep Fried Pork Loin Sandwich - Eat at Joe's on Main Street
  •  Deep Pit Beef Burrito - Martin's on Main Street
  • Martin's famous Deep Pit Beef wrapped in a Burrito
  • Smoked Brisket Loaded Tot's 
  • Smoked Prime Brisket, Crispy Golden Tater Tots, homemade three-cheese sauce,
  • BBQ remoulade and chives
  • Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots - Mac's Patio on Main Street
  • Carrots wrapped in bacon and brushed with maple syrup and baked to perfection.
  • 12" Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog - Big Bubba's Bad BBQ on Grand & Main
  • Rib Eye Steak Sandwich (served on Ciabatta Roll)
  • Tamale Mac & Cheese - Countryside Market on Grand Ave
  • Crispy corn chips and a special sour cream topping.

 

Don't Fight the Traffic!

GET bus

  • Route 44 runs approximately every 20 minutes until 11 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Children 10 and under ride FREE on route 44 during fair hours.
    • 3 p.m. on weekdays and after noon on Saturday and Sundays

Uber

  • Drop off/Pick up at the corner of Belle Terrace and P Street.

 

If you'd like to buy tickets online, click here