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Stanislaus County Fair signs up more acts to entertain in Turlock this July

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With the Stanislaus County Fair fast approaching July 5-14, a number of new music acts have been signed up to entertain audiences.

David Lee Murphy, an acclaimed country music star known for his chart-topping hits and energetic performances, is set to headline on opening night, Friday, July 5.

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How far does $45 go at the Stanislaus County Fair? Here’s what we got for food and fun

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The Stanislaus County Fair kicked off Friday evening with music, plenty of food, carnival rides and a water-skiing squirrel.

You can rack up quite the bill at this annual 10-day summer event, but with rising gas prices , inflation and everyday bills, you may be looking to save money any way you can — while still having fun.

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Stanislaus County Fair readies for opening night on Friday

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One week before the opening of the 2023 Stanislaus County Fair and new Fair CEO Kimberly Williams said that everything is running smoothly.

While this will be Williams’ first Fair season as CEO, she has spent the past 10 years as operations manager and then another eight years at various positions at the Stanislaus County Fair, so she is a veteran of the hustle and bustle that goes into getting the fairgrounds ready to welcome the more than 200,000 visitors expected during the Fair’s 10-day run.

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Stanislaus County Fair brings a bevy of musical entertainment

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The Stanislaus County Fair has put together an entertainment lineup that will satisfy the music tastes of multitudes, with rock, country, R&B, and Latin acts set to take the stage during the fair’s run.

The Stanislaus County Fair 2023 concert line up will open with Platinum award winning Country artist Parmalee on July 7. The concert will be hosted by KAT COUNTRY 103.3.

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CA County Fairs 2023 Guide: Where To Find The Fun In California

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Ready to stop and smell the corn dogs?

County fairs — annual extravaganzas that lure thousands with fun, food and entertainment— return in full force in 2023 throughout California communities.

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Ceres native Matt Cranford resigns as County Fair CEO for State Fair position

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After more than seven years serving as CEO of the Stanislaus County Fair, Matt Cranford is leaving his position to oversee facility operations at California Exposition and State Fair. As the Stan County Fair searches for a permanent replacement, concessions manager Kim Williams will serve as interim CEO.

Cranford said that the opportunities at the state level came fast, and that it was a unique opportunity that he felt couldn’t be turned down.

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Where, when to see Spanish comedian and band Slightly Stoopid in Modesto region

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Turlock Community Theatre brings in a Spanish-language comedy show and Ironstone Vineyards presents a concert by the band Slightly Stoopid. It’s also your last chance to visit this year’s Stanislaus County Fair, as well as catch the latest Sierra Repertory Theatre production. Here’s a look at some of the Modesto and Mother Lode region entertainment options from July 16-22.

Comedian Teo Gonzalez brings his Spanish-language show to Turlock Community Theatre. Gonzalez has had a lasting career in Mexico and the United States as a stand-up comedian, as well as on television.

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A 4-Her and a puppeteer agree: It’s great to have the Stanislaus County Fair back

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Everything is lining up well for the first full-on Stanislaus County Fair in three years.

Carnival workers assembled rides and game booths during Thursday’s media preview on the Turlock grounds. Other crews prepared spaces for concerts and motor sports. And young people tended to their livestock in advance of judging and auctions.

COVID-19 sharply limited the 2020 and 2021 fairs. The pandemic has receded enough to allow crowds to mingle, carefully, during a 10-day run that starts Friday, July 8.

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‘The Fun is Back’: Here’s what you need to know about the 2022 Stanislaus County Fair

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The Stanislaus County Fair returns in full force this year, promising plenty of entertainment, arena events, carnival rides, livestock and more.

Because of the pandemic, the 2020 fair consisted of only online livestock competitions and drive-thru versions of a few food booths. The 2021 expo had livestock and motorsports back in person but the carnival and most of the food were missing.

But this year, the fair – which usually draws more than 200,000 people – has a 10-day slate of traditional events, set for July 8-17 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock.

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Summer blowouts abound in Modesto region with July Fourth celebrations and county fair

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Celebrations of American independence highlight Modesto region entertainment this weekend. While several communities will have events, three are highlighted below.

Country singer Chris Young also comes to the Fruit Yard Amphitheatre, there’s a craft fair in Arnold and the Stanislaus County Fair is set to begin. Here’s a look at just some of what’s planned July 2-8.


The city of Modesto and the Modesto Kiwanis Club present the “United We Stand” parade celebrating Independence Day in downtown. The parade begins at 10th and F streets, moves to J Street, then back to 11th Street to I Street, ending at 17th Street. Later in the evening, a fireworks show will follow the Modesto Nuts home game against the Stockton Ports.

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