Fair wraps up with auction, grandstand events
by TP staff
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Sights, sounds of county fair
The Holdener sisters, Tatum (left) and Katy, of the Tracy High FFA, maneuver their championship pigs in the show ring during swine showmanship competition Wednesday, June 12, at the San Joaquin County Fair. Tatum finished first and Katy third in judging.  Sam Matthews/Tracy Press
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The San Joaquin County Fair, which has returned to a June schedule, concludes its five-day run this weekend with grandstand performances and the annual Junior Livestock Auction.

Many of the beef, swine and sheep exhibited by FFA and 4-H members earlier in the week will be placed on the auction blocks at two sales rings Saturday, June 15.

Winning bids in the Junior Livestock Auction will help the young animal raisers finance their projects and pay other expenses.

Although horse racing will be held separately in September, the grandstands will be in full use during the weekend.

On Friday, June 14, MAX national tractor pull begins at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the tractor pull and hay-squeeze races begin at 5 p.m., and a concert by the Nortena Band at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, June 16, will be followed by international bull-riding.

The Stockton fairgrounds, at the corner of Airport and Charter ways, open at noon each day. Admission is $3 for those age 12 and older. Performances at the grandstand have an additional ticket charge, which varies by show.

Fair officials have reported that the move of fair dates from September back to June has resulted in increased attendance compared with last year.

For information: http://sanjoaquinfair.com.

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