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Heat soured Stanislaus fair’s opening weekend. Next few days won’t be quite so hot

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The Stanislaus County Fair will resume its pandemic-altered run Friday, July 16, without the extreme heat of opening weekend.

The fair normally runs for 10 straight days, but COVID-19 concerns split the 2021 version into three July weekends. The Turlock grounds has no carnival or concerts, but it does have livestock events, motor sports and limited fair food.

The food can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Soft drinks are available, too.

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Stanislaus County Fair delivers on opening day

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Corn dogs, cows and crowds made their way back to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Friday for opening day of the fair’s Summer of Fun — a different approach to one of the area’s most popular events after a year of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

While this year’s Stanislaus County Fair is taking place without rides or exhibits, CEO Matt Cranford said the organization crammed as much fun as they could into three weekends featuring favorite fair foods, pop-up shops, FoodMaxx Arena events and livestock shows. After COVID restrictions kept Cranford and company guessing for months, they were finally able to begin planning once guidelines were relaxed and had just six weeks to do so, he said.

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