Oakdale's Thompson sisters, Tiffany, 17; Melissa, 15; Denise, 14; and Natalie, 12, have covered almost all the bases when it comes representing the various 4-H and FFA exhibits at the Stanislaus County Fair.
County fairs are a great place to indulge fried food fancies, experience the thrills of loop-de-loop rides and see first-hand the agricultural backbone of the community.
July 13 - Sawyer Brown
What started as a summer job in 1983 will end this year, as longtime Stanislaus County Fair concessions manager Dick Swan will retire following the 2012 fair.
Emanuel Medical Center is coming back to the Stanislaus County Fair this summer with its walk-through heart exhibit.
The old time, stationary gasoline engines that putter away at the Stanislaus County Fair each year sound like music to the ears of Dean and Sandy Abbott, who have organized the exhibit for many years.
Do you like the smell of gasoline? Love to hear an engine rev, see tires burnout, and watch people throw caution to the wind? If so, you're in for a treat when the Stanislaus County Fair comes to town on July 13.
Imagine the Fun in 4-H is the theme for this year's Farmyard Experience at the Stanislaus County Fair. "We have a lot of new attractions that everyone will enjoy at this year's Farmyard Experience," said Karlene Bert, coordinator of the 4-H exhibit. "It takes us about a year to prepare for the exhibit with help of many 4-H community members throughout the Valley. Without them, Farmyard Experience could not be possible."
Members of the Community Cultivators 4-H club HH from Westside Ministries have been working hard for months putting the finishing touches for their entries for the Stanislaus County Fair. About 75 students will be showcasing two tons of fruits and vegetables that they have solemnly planted, cared for, and harvested themselves all year round.
It's Christmas in July at the Stanislaus County Fair with The Salvation Army's toy drive.
A trip to the fair isn't complete without sampling the various foods on offer.
There are many ways to save every day at this year's Stanislaus County Fair. Guests can find additional savings using the free Fair Savings Coupon Book, available at Modesto and Turlock FoodMaxx Stores. The coupon book will have discounts and deals on food and other vendors at the fair.
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