Kern County Fair

1142 S P St, Bakersfield, CA 93307, United States

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     The authority birth of the Kern County Agricultural Fair was on August 5, 1916. It was situated on 106 sections of land at Chester Avenue, two blocks north of 34th Street and only south of the Kern River Bridge. There were no structures around then so they utilized tents. The Kern County Museum and Clock Tower presently stand in that area.


     The Kern County Fair hung on October 6, 1925 had 20,000 region younger students and a sum of 65,000 people go through the doors for the multi day fair. Lead representative's Day was October eighth, with merriments focused on Governor Richardson. Lead representative Richardson couldn't go to because of the abrupt disease of his little girl.


       A portion of the exercises held during 1925 included parachute hops, trapeze artists, an inflatable climb, bike races and a 15 mile sweepstakes race.


       The Sixth Annual Kern County Fair opened on September 24, 1930 opening at 11' clock. A major procession, headed by Captain Leslie S. Robinson as our amazing marshal, shaped a respectable escort for the day's standard visitor, Mayor James Rolph Jr. of San Francisco, Republican candidate for governorship of California. The procession began at City Hall to the Fairgrounds. The opening was straightforward in the wake of giving a discourse Mayor Rolph opened the hook to the principal doors up.


        There were 14 local area shows, 112 Kern County school displays, and 100 individual business exhibitors. The primary award for the Best Community Exhibit went to McFarland Farm Center and was decided to address Kern County at the 1931 State Fair. It was additionally the Fair's most memorable oil and mineral show that year.


         Later during the Depression in the 1930's there was no Fair held for a very long time. Then in 1952 the Fair was moved from the North Chester area to the current grounds.


        In 1952 the Fair was a multi day occasion, in 1956 was reached out to 7 days, 1967 was stretched out to 9 days, 1977 was reached out to 10 days, 1979 to 11 days, and beginning in 1983 the Fair was stretched out to 12 days.


         The fifteenth District Agricultural Association known as the Kern County Fair comprises of 160 sections of land, 4 enormous display structures, sell off outbuilding, sheep and pig show rings, show off field, north field, horse slows down, open air theater and a huge very much prepared outside show region. The grounds are kept up with the entire year with sprouting blossoms and different enormous trees and bushes. The parking garages encompassing the grounds can oblige 7,000 vehicles. The grounds likewise are set up for sporting vehicle setting up camp alongside shower offices.


          In 1987 the Kern County Fair added Satellite Watch and Wager Racing, The structure being utilized is the Albert S. Goode Auditorium. One of the huge features of horse racing is the Kentucky Derby.



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