TURLOCK — Get ready for the Stanislaus County Fair to bring a lot of fun and a lot of jobs this summer.
The fair is set to hold an April 18 job fair to hire the nearly 500 temporary positions needed to staff the 10-day event.
Department supervisors will be on hand to take applications to fill positions ranging from ticket sellers and takers to customer service representatives, maintenance staff, office staff, exhibit clerks, livestock crew attendants, security and more.
The county fair will run July 12-21 and feature a mix of livestock auctions, agricultural exhibits, carnival rides, live entertainment and more. Last year, some 221,000 people attended.
The job fair will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Building E-1 at the fairground, 900 N. Broadway, Turlock.
The county fair is staffed by a mix of full-time employees, temporary workers, sponsors and volunteers. The majority of the paid positions would be short-term summer jobs.
"We are looking for the best possible staff to work at this year's fair," said Chris Borovansky, chief executive officer. "The Stanislaus County Fair is supported by its diverse community, and in times like these, we want to show that job opportunities exist right here in Turlock. We truly believe in our community and want our community to know that we support them as well."
This year's headliners include country star Clay Walker, lyrical humorist Weird Al Yankovic and R&B group Tower of Power.