The Kern County Fair in Bakersfield is a great event held every year, sure to make kids and adults have a blast! Just think: hay rides, fun festivities, concerts and clowns are awaiting. Located in California at the Southern end of San Joaquin Valley, Bakersfield is one of the sunniest cities in the United States and a perfect spot for a summer fair.
The fair started in 1925 and is known as one of the oldest in California. Horse races, festivities and concerts were a gas back then and still remain so today! The fair's themes in the pase have included "The Blazing Southwest," using cowboys, showgirls and even cattle auctioning to go with the theme. There are so many cool activities to do here at the Kern County Fair. Be sure to come
with an appetite because food competitions are all the rage at this fair, including a pie contest, a sugar-free dessert contest and even a casserole contest!
The whole family can join in on the fun at the Kern county fair. For the stunt biking enthusiasts, BMX bikers come everyday to do heart stopping, jumps and tricks! Also if one is a fan of getting dirty, watch the pig races and turkey stampede. There are even special things to do for the older crowd on Senior Day.
The Kern County Fair also teaches and educates about things that happened in the southwest "way back when." Early Day Engines is an event that shows past and present locomotives, and another show is called fables of the west, which tells of the early settlers in California.
This fair usually lasts about twelve days and 200-300 thousand people may show up on any given year. This creative fair, is extraordinary and definitely gives families everything they need to have a fun-filled day. Whether it be rain or shine the show will go on!