What’s happening Friday at the Stanislaus County Fair

Friday, July 12, is the first day of the 2019 Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock. It’s Modesto Bee Night, with gifts for the first 1,000 guests. Get $2 off adult admission in exchange for bringing two canned food items for United Samaritans Foundation.

VARIETY FREE STAGE: High Valley, 8:30 p.m.

ARENA: Monster Truck Madness, 6:30 p.m.

WHAT ELSE DAILY: Carnival, food booths, livestock area, commercial and other exhibits, magician, stingrays, Sky Trek Kids Zone, strolling acts and much more

HOURS: Gates open 5 p.m.; exhibit buildings close 11 p.m.; grounds and carnival close midnight

ADMISSION: $12 general, $7 for children 7 to 12 and seniors 65 and older, free for 6 and younger

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; $8 per vehicle.

FREE BUSES: Local bus systems that serve the Turlock Transit Center are offering free rides throughout the fair. Passengers can transfer at the center to a free shuttle to the nearby fairgrounds.

INFORMATION: www.stancofair.com, 209-668-1333

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