Coming Wednesday at the fair


Wednesday is Turlock Irrigation District Night at the Stanislaus County Fair. The first 1,000 guests receive a gift from the Turlock Irrigation District.

WHAT TO DO: Check out the fairy garden and other floriculture and horticulture exhibits in the floriculture building, near the arch gate of the fairgrounds.

HIGHLIGHTS: Beef and sheep take center stage in the competitions today. 4-H and FFA market beef competition is at 5 p.m. in the dairy show ring. 4-H and FFS sheep showmanship takes place at 5 p.m. in the livestock pavilion.

VARIETY FREE STAGE: Fifth Harmony, 6:30 p.m.

ARENA: Monster Trucks with Back Flip, 6:30 p.m.

CENTER STAGE: Soul Limit, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Audio Aces, 8-10:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY STAGE: Inspire Voice Studio, 6-7:30 p.m.; Randy Mandy Band, 8-9:30 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; $5 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