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