September 9, 2015

Tulare County Fair 2015 Fact Sheet

Wednesday – Sunday, Sept. 16-20

620 South K Street, Tulare. From Highway 99, take Bardsley off ramp west to K Street and turn right.

Fair hours:
Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, school tours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, open to the public 11 a.m. to midnight
Friday, open to the public 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to Midnight

Carnival hours:
Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. (regular carnival)
Thursday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. (kids carnival)
Friday, Noon to midnight (regular carnival)
Friday, Noon to 11 p.m. (kids carnival)
Saturday, Noon to midnight (regular carnival)
Saturday, noon to 11 p.m. (kids carnival)
Sunday, Noon to 11 p.m. (regular carnival)
Sunday, Noon to 11 p.m. (kids carnival)

Pre-sale carnival wristbands now available for $20; $30 after Sept. 15. Call the fair office, 686-4707, for information. Wristband purchase does not include gate admission.

WOW FASTPass allows rider to go to the front of the line (at operator discretion) either Friday, Saturday or Sunday of the Fair for $50 per wristband. Good for one day only. Wristband purchase does not include gate admission.

$8 for adults; $5 for children ages 6-12. Seniors 62 and older are admitted for $6 on Senior Day, Thursday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by Humana; $6 per person on Military Appreciation Day, Thursday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with active duty ID card; $4 per person before 4 p.m. on Friday Family Value Day.

Special Days:
• School Tours, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register via the web site.
• $1 Food Menu, Thursday, Sept. 17. Each food booth will have at least one food item offered for just $1 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
• Senior Day, Thursday, Sept. 17. Admission $6 per person, 62 and older, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Military Appreciation Day, Thursday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $6 per person with active duty ID card
• Friday Family Value Day, Sept. 18, $4 per person before 4 p.m.

Parking lots are located around the perimeter of the fairgrounds. $5 per car. Season passes available for $25 online.

Headline entertainment, Budweiser Stage:
All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free with gate admission.
Wednesday, Sept. 16: Paul Rodriguez; Los Lamandrines
Thursday, Sept. 17: Kellie Pickler
Friday, Sept. 18: Foghat
Saturday, Sept. 19: Rose Royce
Sunday, Sept. 20: Marty Stuart with Aubrie Sellers

Grandstand entertainment:
• 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17: Tractor pull. Free with Fair admission. Gates open at 6.
• 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18: Monster Truck Show. $12 prior to Sept. 17; $15 day of event; children ages 5-12 $5 in advance; $8 day of event. Fair admission not included. Gates open at 6 p.m.
• 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19: Demolition Derby. Pre-sale tickets are $20 general admission if purchased before Sept. 13, or $25 per ticket, day of the event. Ticket does not include Fair admission. Gates open at 5 p.m.
• 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20: Gran Jaripeo/Baile. Ticketed event.

Fair Foundation Fundraiser Events:
CCPRA Rodeo and Dance with Branded Heart, Saturday, Sept. 12; 7 p.m.; gates open 5 p.m. $10 presale/$13 at the gate.

A sample of the family entertainment, free with gate admission:
Fortunate Son (a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band) and Fandango (a ZZ Top tribute band) will perform Sept. 17, 18 and 19.
Buttercup the Cow: Watch as sculptor Jim Victor creates an all-new display of the Bounty of Tulare County out of 800 pounds of butter.
Something Ridiculous is a high-energy juggling and acrobatic act. The comic duo climbs up a freestanding ladder, onto a 10-foot-tall unicycle or atop each other’s shoulders in an entertaining and dynamic show.
Wild Science offers dozens of highly interactive and entertaining exhibits and activities for kids and adults.
Chinese Acrobats of Hebei is a display of incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props and a beautiful soundtrack. The acrobats have performed all over the world.
Great American Duck Races allows children to release the ducks into the live track and to learn more about ducks thanks to Ducks Unlimited.
Let’s Pretend Circus, presented multiple times daily, allows children to become tightrope walkers, wild animals, an animal trainer or a clown for a live theater experience designed to build confidence and creativity.
Walk on the Wild Side is an exhibit of exotic animals presented by a nonprofit animal refuge in Oregon. The exhibit will include a baby lion.
Puppets and Players Little Theater will present Scooter’s Circus Adventure featuring a circus monkey in an original musical comedy with over 20 marionettes and hand puppets. The show will be offered daily.
Great American Petting Zoo allows children to pet and enjoy 55 friendly, hand-raised animals including Nubian and Alpine goats, boar and miniature pygmy goats, baby doll sheep, miniature Sicilian donkeys, fallow deer, call ducks, bantam chickens and potbellied pigs, among others.
Jest in Time is Topper Todd and Li Li Zucchini, two physical comedians and jugglers who perform stage shows and circus acts for the whole family.
Hypnotist Steve Bayner will perform nightly.

For information, visit or call the Tulare County Fair office, 686-4707.