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Sep 20, 2012 | 2974 views | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
San Joaquin County Fair opens
Horses sprint to the finish line during an opening-day race Thursday, Sept. 20, at the 2012 San Joaquin County Fair.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Horseracing and carnival rides are some of the attractions of the 153rd annual San Joaquin County Fair, which opened at noon Thursday, Sept. 20, for an eight-day run.

The fair, at the county fairgrounds in Stockton off Airport Way, continues Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23 and Sept. 27 to 30. The grounds open at noon each day, and buildings close at 10 p.m., with the midway remaining open until midnight.

Visitors can view winning displays of agriculture, photography and artwork in the exhibit halls while livestock judging and showmanship take place in the outdoor rings.

The midway has a variety of food booths, rides and activities for children and adults.

Horseracing takes place at the grandstand beginning at 1:15 p.m. daily.

Main-stage bands scheduled to appear include tributes to ZZ Top, Santana and Van Halen. A concert lineup can be found on the fair website,

Admission is free to this year’s fair, but parking is $10 per vehicle.

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September 26, 2012
Tracy FFA and 4-Hers did very well this year with their livestock animals!

Auction is Saturday at 9am

Support the local kids that work so hard raising these animals!

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