FairView – It’s Fun Time


Fair Fun
By Chris Murphy

The fun starts on July 12 for 10 action-packed days. The 108 year old award-winning Stanislaus County Fair is right in the middle of our year and during July, is the biggest thing going on. From the fun rides on the midway, to the deep fried foods to the farm animals on display to the great live music performances, there is something for everyone. Of course, there are healthy food options, but above all, it is a great time in our community where everyone can hang out. Don’t miss the Kid’s Club with a special Passport Kids area by SkyTrek. You can rock with 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.
New this year are free bus rides on Turlock Transit fixed routes from July 1-31, 2019, to include the run of the Fair. Turlock Transit will join the other three transit systems in Stanislaus County (CAT, MAX, and StaRT) to provide free rides on all fixed routes as part of a special, grant-funded promotion. You won’t want to miss Ryan Hammond, 2019 American Idol Contestant and Modesto native, perform the National Anthem at the Destruction Derby event on Monday, July 15th at 6:30 p.m. There is even a maritime exhibit with live Stingrays!
As we celebrate our freedom and support our military from today’s War on Terror going back to World War II, including those who have died, while serving the United States, you can experience the Remember the Fallen Exhibit. Of course, you will love all of the rides on the midway and so much more. Also important is the “empowHER Lounge”, dedicated to inspiring girls 16 and older to not only empower themselves, but also those around them.

PS. My band Third Party will be playing the community Stage on Opening Night. Please stop up and rock with us.
Before you go, make sure you get the new Fair Mobile Ap
You can learn more and get tix at www.stancofair.com

MAMA at the Fair
The Modesto Area Music Association is hard at work making sure the talented musicians of our area get showcased as much as possible. Middagh Goodwin has teamed up with the Stanislaus County Fair to create a fantastic schedule of music this season for the Center Stage. Don’t miss all the local talent in between your rides and deep fried Twinkies. Fair food and fair music, great combo.

Handy Dandy Stan Co Fair Schedule
10:25 DJ every night on the Center Stage

Friday, June 12th Center Stage
5 pm Joseph Mikkelson
6:20 pm Koppel
7:40/9 pm Third Party
8:30 High Valley – Coors Light Main Stage

Saturday, June 13th Center Stage
12 pm Borrowed Time
2/3:30 pm MF Silverado
5/9pm Johnny & the Classics
6:20 pm Joseph Mikkelson
7:40 pm Tomorrow’s Sun
8:30 pm Blood Sweat & Tears – Coors Light Main Stage

Sunday, June 14th Center Stage
12-9 pm VMI Rocks
8:30 pm Ulices Chaidez – Coors Light Main Stage

Monday, June 15th Center Stage
5 pm Joseph Mikkelson
6:20 pm Charlize Elizabeth
7:40 pm Ryan Hammond
9 pm Rich Olds
8:30 Maddie & Tae – Coors Light Main Stage

Tuesday, June 16th Center Stage
5 pm TBA
6:20 pm Us4Love
7:40/9 pm Highway 99
8:30 TLC – Coors Light Main Stage

Wednesday, June 17th Center Stage
5 pm Funstrummers
6:20 pm Mondo Mariscal
7:40 pm Ava Grace
9 pm Triple D
8:30 Clay Walker – Coors Light Main Stage

Wednesday, June 18th Center Stage
5 pm Bayou Pete & Frank
6:20/7:40 pm Central Valley Square Dance
9 pm Patty Castillo Davis
8:30 The Marshall Tucker Band – Coors Light Main Stage

Friday, June 19th Center Stage
5 pm TBA
6:20/7:40 pm Bad Neighbors
9 pm Marvin Zeller Band
8:30 pm Magic! – Coors Light Main Stage

Saturday, June 20th Center Stage
12-9 pm GKMusic
8:30 pm 98 Degrees – Coors Light Main Stage

Sunday, June 21st Center Stage
12 pm Melynda Rodriguez
2:00 pm Sincerely Allison
3:30/5 pm David Perez Band
6:20/7:40 pm Third Sol
7:40 pm Tomorrow’s Sun
9 pm TBA
8:30 pm Roberto Tapia Main Stage

Get your tickets before you go at www.stancofair.com
Checkout our interview with Matt Cranford and Adrenna Ahkas here:
www.modestoview.com/interview-friendly-fair-fun-facts/

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I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20