The Stanislaus County Fair settles into its run with more food on a stick than you can shake a stick at.
WHAT TO DO: Bring in a coupon from bottles of 7UP and get $4 off one adult admission and $2 off a carnival ride wristband.
HIGHLIGHTS: Get in on the fun at the junior poultry and rabbit dress-up contests starting at 4:30 p.m. at the rabbit and poultry barn.
VARIETY FREE STAGE: Hinder, 8:30 p.m.
ARENA: Destruction Derby II, 6:30 p.m., $10
CENTER STAGE: The Advocates, 11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.; Ernie Bucio's Little Big Band, 5:30- 7:45 p.m; Southern Bend, 8-10:30 p.m.
COMMUNITY STAGE: Noel B. with a Touch of International Music and special appearance by Assyrian dance group Kokhvat Atour, 6-7:30 p.m.; Trade Winds Dance Band, 8-9:30 p.m.
XFINITY STAGE: JD Platt & K9 Kings, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Cowgirl Rope Tricks Show, 7 p.m.; Lucky Starr, Cowgirl Stiltwalker, 5 p.m.
HOURS: Gates open at 5 p.m.; exhibit buildings close at 11 p.m.; carnival closes at midnight.
PARK 'N' RIDE: 4:30 p.m. to midnight; park and ride free from CSU, Stanislaus (Crowell Road off Monte Vista Avenue), or Pitman High School (Christoffersen Parkway). Shuttles run every 15 to 20 minutes.
WHERE: From Highway 99, exit at Fulkerth Road in Turlock and head east. For fairgrounds parking, turn right on Soderquist Road, or go past Soderquist for more parking; $4 per vehicle.
ADMISSION: $12 for adults, $5 for children 7 to 12 and seniors 65 and older, free for 6 and younger.
INFORMATION: www.stancofair.com; (209) 668-1333