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Pigs, pirates and Gaming Expo coming to fair
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The High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean Show features springboard and tower diving, comedy and clown diving, and of course the amazing high dive. - photo by Photo Contributed

The Stanislaus County Fair is introducing three new features at the 2016 event: an interactive Gaming Expo, the spectacular High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean, and the adorably entertaining Pig Races.

“We try to make each Fair better than the year before, having new exhibits and entertainment achieves that,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “We are extremely excited to have such wonderful, innovative and hands-on attractions at this year’s Fair.”

The new Gaming Expo, presented by Sky Trek Aviation and sponsored by Jack in the Box, will replace Mind Works.  Guests can explore the virtual world of interactive gaming and experience flying their own drone. The Gaming Expo gives guests the opportunity to participate in their favorite digital entertainment, while experiencing the virtual world of gaming.

The new High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean Show tells a salty tale of pirates on the search for Treasure Island, where a fortune in gold and jewels are said to be buried in the sand. A 22-minute show featuring springboard and tower diving, comedy and clown diving, and of course the amazing high dive into a pool that is only 9 ½ feet deep. 

Not only are pirates in town, but adorable little pigs are too.  The latest racers to hit the Great American Speedway are sure to be a hit at the Fair. Each exciting and educational show includes four race heats featuring audience participation, pig trivia, and prize giveaways for winning race cheerleaders.

The 2016 Stanislaus County Fair opens July 8 for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award-winning experience that has been over 105 years in the making. Visit the Fair’s website for upcoming ticket sale information at

The 2016 Fair will feature a spectacular children’s area presented by Sky Trek Aviation. Also planned for 2016 are 10-nights of free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals.  Metal-smashing motorsports and three nights of rodeo in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be featured.

To receive future Fair announcements, go to Facebook at The Fair is also on Twitter and Instagram @stancofair. The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family and community oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment and technology.