- San Joaquin Fair at a glance
Dates: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 20-23 and Sept. 27-30.
Hours: Gates open at noon; buildings, exhibits and livestock close at 10 p.m.; midway and carnival close at midnight.
Location: 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton. Entrances on Airport Way and Martin Luther King Boulevard (formerly Charter Way).
Admission: Free; carnival rides are extra, except for elementary and middle school children who read two books. They will get two free carnival ride tickets.
More information: Call 209-466-5041 or visit www.sanjoaquinfair.com. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Horse racing office, 209-466-5941.
Shows start at 8 p.m.
Jerrod Niemann — Thursday
Nuthin Fancy: Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd — Friday
Trez Equis: Tribute to ZZ Top — Saturday
Blue Oyster Cult — Sept. 27
Caravanserai: Tribute to Santana — Sept. 28
Fan Halen: Tribute to Van Halen — Sept. 29
For other concerts, visit www.sanjoaquinfair.com.
Horse racing — 1:15 p.m. daily
Circus Imagination — 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Hypnotist Suzy Haner — 8 and 10 p.m.
Jeremy the Juggler — 3, 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Skip Banks the Balloon Man — 6, 8 and 9:30 p.m.
Skyy Dogs USA — 2, 5 and 7 p.m.
- What to leave at home
Alcohol of any kind.
Bottles, glass, cans, plastic bottles.
Bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards.
Water projecting devices.
Any clothing indicating gang affiliation.
Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:00 am
If the Lodi Grape Festival didn't get fair activities out of your system last weekend, you can go 15 miles south for another one the next two weekends. The San Joaquin Fair opens Thursday in Stockton.
The Stockton fair has changed its calendar frequently in recent years, primarily due to the horse racing schedule set by the California Horse Racing Board, a seven-member commission appointed by the governor.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:00 am.