Jeannie Burton, longtime Kern County Fair organizer, dies


A longtime employee of the Kern County Fair, often described as its heart, Jeannie Burton has died.

Burton died Sunday afternoon following an illness. A spokesperson for the Kern County Fair said Burton died very peacefully at home with family and friends at her side.

Burton worked at the at the Kern County Fair for over 32 years.

She retired at the end of last year’s fair in October.

Burton did contracting and booked shows including the Home and Garden Show and Relay For Life.

Memorial services are pending, as Burton’s family works on planning services.

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