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Asthmatics suffer at the fair

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

October 4, 2019

The Kern Country Fair sucks. Now don’t take this out of context and think I’m dissing the fair. The fair had many great attractions to offer such as the food, a mini petting zoo, games, rodeos, music, and of course the Ferris wheel. Anyone can enjoy these attractions, but for someone who has asthma, it can be difficult to do. As an asthmatic, it’s difficult enough...

Houchin trades fair tickets for blood donations

Tyler Frost, Reporter

September 20, 2019

The Houchin Community Blood Bank hosted their annual Fair Wristband Blood Drive Sept. 9 through Sept. 11 at two participating donor centers. Every year, Houchin offers free admission passes to the 2019 Kern County Fair in exchange for blood donations during the 3-day event. 54 total ride wristband vouchers were given away with free admission passes attached.   This is a “fair” trade, and an exciting opp...

The Beach Boys and John Stamos perform at the Kern County Fair

Charr Davenport, Reporter

October 8, 2018

The Beach Boys, along with special guest John Stamos, played the Kern County Fair on Sept. 19 to an overflowing crowd. The Budweiser Pavilion hosted the classic surf band to hundreds, if not thousands, of fans, both of The Beach Boys and of John Stamos. People were climbing trees, standing on ladders, and hoisting each other on their shoulders to catch a glimpse of the band as they playe...

Pigs don’t play fair at the fair

Pigs don’t play fair at the fair

J. R. Hensley, Reporter

October 5, 2016

At the Kern County Fair, one can peruse the eclectic sights and sounds like the collection of antique cigarettes, someone’s pictures from their vacation...

Traveling the hypnotic trail set by Tina Marie

Traveling the hypnotic trail set by Tina Marie

October 5, 2016

Tina Marie, 54, is a stage hypnotist and self-styled “Master Hypnotist” from Las Vegas; she played the fair this year with fantastic style. I saw her...

Fair concert series rocks and rolls

Fair concert series rocks and rolls

Stephen Underwood, Reporter

October 5, 2016

Bakersfield hosted this year’s 100th Kern County Fair, which featured a combination of both old and new artists on multiple stages. The mainstream acts,...

This year’s ‘fairly’ new attractions

This year’s ‘fairly’ new attractions

Sam L. Jaime, Reporter

October 5, 2016

Nestled just inside the Union Avenue entrance along a paved path marked Grand Avenue, an Egyptian-themed sand sculpture sat outside of a large tent, beckoning...

Centennial celebrated for Kern County Fair

Centennial celebrated for Kern County Fair

Joshua Fisher, Reporter

October 5, 2016

The Kern County Fair just finished celebrating its 100th year in Bakersfield. In celebration, the fair not only had many of the usual attractions but also...

A small taste of the craft beer garden

A small taste of the craft beer garden

James Macias, Features Editor

October 5, 2016

The craft beer garden was everything it was advertised to be; which is probably why no one attended it. Taking place Sept. 23-30 in the Bolthouse Courtyard...

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A “big guy’s” guide to the Kern County Fair

September 28, 2016

September is coming to an end, and you know what that means? No I'm not talking about Halloween. I'm talking about the Kern County Fair. Every year in l...

The Kern County Fair opens todayband

The Kern County Fair opens todayband

Stephen Underwood, Reporter

September 20, 2016

Bakersfield will host the 100th Kern County Fair on September 21. “This year is different from previous years because of the fireworks, stands, exciting...

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