Here are a few suggestions to make your trip to the Kern
County Fair enjoyable:
Plan Your Day
The Kern County Fair offers a variety of events and
attractions throughout our twelve day run of the fair. The "Things to Do”
tab will help you plan and maximize your time at the Kern County Fair. You can
here to accesses the Kern County Fair Events. With the help of our NEW
Kern County Fair mobile app, you can now use some of our many features to help
you schedule your experience while at the Fair. Click
here for more information
on the NEW Kern County Fair mobile app!
Be sure to account for the time it might take to park and
enter the fairgrounds. Due to heavy traffic around the fairgrounds, it could
take 15 to 45 minutes to get onto the grounds. Fair parking is only $10 a day
for each of our three parking lots located on South P Street, South Union
Avenue, and Belle Terrace.
Take note of where you parked
Because we have a few large lots, take a minute to
familiarize yourself with your surroundings when you arrive to avoid confusion
when you depart. Take note of which gate you entered the fairgrounds through
and which parking lot and row you parked in.
Check the weather report
Although the September weather in Bakersfield is expected to
be dry and hot, we have had rain during the run of the Fair in the past. The
show will in fact, go on despite any weather changes. Be prepared with sunscreen
and visors on sunny days and a rain coat or umbrella in case the skies turn
gray. Refunds, credits, or exchanges will not be issued for gate admission or
any events that are cancelled due to inclement weather.
Bringing a large group?
We can accommodate you in KC Park or Bolthouse Pavilion!
These locations are perfect for family reunions, class reunions, corporate
events, and more. For booking information, call 661-833-4900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wear comfortable footwear and clothing
There are over 500 venders, countless entertainment acts,
and many other activities that span 160 acres at the Kern County Fair. Make
sure your boots are made for walking! We also request that all fairgoers dress
appropriately not only for a family atmosphere, but with the mind that a
potential risk may occur when riding rides or other conveyance on the grounds.
Shoes and Shirt are required.
Leave unnecessary items at home
The Kern County Fair does not offer any kind of storage or
locker system. The Kern County Fair is also not responsible for any lost or
stolen articles in cars or on the person attending the Fair. Lost and Found can
be located on the South side of the Main Plaza. Times, locations, emergency
assistance, special services and special events information is provided during
the fair hours by the AZB Sorority and staff. You can reach Lost and Found at
the following number 661-833-4955
Wash your hands
For your health and safety, the Kern County Fair strongly
urges you to wash your hands throughout the day, especially after visiting
animal areas and barns, carnival area, and prior to eating. This will help stop
the spread of potential diseases.
Bring your camera
There will be plenty of memorable moments, so bring your
camera and capture the special day forever. Remember to share on the Kern
County Fair Facebook page
and use the hashtag #KCFair2016. Please note: Professional cameras and
recording devices are not permitted at the Budweiser Pavilion concerts. The
Kern County Fair would like to also make you aware, that by entering the
grounds, you hereby consent to the reproduction and use of your photograph,
image, voice or reproduction thereof, either in whole or in part of any and all
advertising, promotional and publicity purposes without limitation or
Ribs, chicken, corn dogs, cotton candy, candy apples, and
much more are available throughout the fairgrounds. You can find our Food
Finder Map Here where you can search for your favorite fair food. Food Menus
are also available on our Kern County Fair App. For more information about our
app click here.
Once you have made
it into the Fair Grounds, establish a meeting place for you and your group. The
Nursing and baby changing station is located south of Goode Auditorium. This
service is provided by the Kern County Fair; it is a safe environment for found
children to meet up with their lost parents.
Get a Hand Stamp
Kern County Fair gate admission tickets are valid for one
use and scan only. If you are leaving the fairgrounds and plan to come back
later, be sure to get a hand stamp as you are exiting the gate. This will allow
you to re-enter the Kern County Fair later on. A hand stamp is only valid for
the day it is issued. If a hand stamp is not present, or if it appears to have
been tampered with or transferred, payment of gate admission will be required.
*There is no parking return, if you leave the parking lot, you must pay to park
A hand stamp is required for re-admission into Budweiser
Pavilion concerts. If a hand stamp is not present, or if it appears to have
been tampered with or transferred, payment of a concert ticket will be
We may ask to search your items
All items are subject to inspection including, but not
limited to, purses, backpacks, bags, strollers, packages,
containers, your person and any other items capable of concealing prohibited
items. We advise that you, again, leave all unnecessary items at home or in the
trunk of your car.
Fairgoers entering the Kern County Fair do so at their own
Come back again! Each day of the Fair brings new and
different activities and entertainment.
For more information regarding the Kern County Fair, be sure
to check out our FAQs page which lists our most Frequently Asked Questions.