2018 Kern County Fair: everything you need to know


The 2018 Kern County Fair kicks off Wednesday.

You can get your fill of fun, food and entertainment at the Kern County Fairgrounds from Sept. 19 through Sept. 30.


Adult Admission: $12
Senior Admission (62+ or better): $9
Child Admission (6-12): $5
Child Admission (5 & under): FREE
Military: FREE with military ID
Parking: $10

To buy tickets to the fair, click here.

You can also get discounted passes, $2 off, at Vallarta Markets. Click for more information.


Concerts at the Bud Pavilion are free with paid admission. Click here to see who’s performing.

The concerts kick off with The Beach Boys featuring John Stamos.

For complete information, visit the Kern County Fair’s website.

Don’t forget, 17 News will be at the fair when it starts Wednesday. We will broadcast LIVE from the fair starting at 5 p.m.

At 102 years old, the fair is still expected to attract about 450,000 people in its 12-day run. It boasts the largest livestock display in the state and the 5th largest in the country. 

“We have a new Brad’s World of Reptiles, and we have new monster trucks in the grandstand,” said fair CEO Mike Olcott.

As for what’s new on the menu, Olcott said, “Tater tots with brisket on top, and then we have a new Chinese restaurant on Grand Avenue, and then we have the vegetarian Gene’s Artichokes.”

KC’s Farm is also a new fair addition, which will serve fresh vegetables while serving the community. Sequoia and Wayside Middle School students will tend to the farm during the fair then sell the produce.

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