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County Fair opens Friday for 10-day run
Country recording star LeAnn Rimes will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

The 2017 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 14 for a 10-day run and discounted Fair admission tickets and unlimited ride wristbands are on sale until 7 p.m. on July 13.

Various discounts on admission tickets are also available during the 10-day run of the Fair. Below are discounts and promotions for all 10-days of the Fair:

Friday, July 14 - Bring two canned food items benefiting United Samaritans and get $2 off one adult admission ticket;

Saturday, July 15 - The first 1,000 guests receive gifts from Taco Bell;

Sunday, July 16 - All guests are admitted free until 3 p.m. and the first 1,000 guests receive gifts from Golden Valley Health Centers;

Monday, July 17 - The first 1,000 guests receive gifts from Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Medical Center.

Tuesday, July 18 - $4 off one adult admission and/or $2 off one unlimited ride wristband with 7-UP coupon from two-liter bottles. Good for this night only.

Thursday, July 20 - Kids 12 and under admitted free. Donate one or more toys to The Salvation Army and receive two free carnival ride tickets. Also, the first 1,000 kids receive gifts from Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center.

Friday, July 21 - The first 1,000 guests receive gifts from Modesto Nuts.

Saturday, July 22 - Seniors aged 65 and older are admitted free and get a free ride on the carousel. Also the first 1,000 guests receive gifts from Valley First Credit Union.

Sunday, July 23 - All guests are admitted free until 3 p.m. sponsored by FOX40. Also, the first 1,000 guests receive gifts from Corona.

"There are plenty of ways to save this year at the Fair," said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. "Guests have a chance to purchase discounted tickets early, as well as use the Fair Savings Coupon Book."

Fair guests can buy discounted fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and season passes for a discounted rate until Thursday, July 13 until 7 p.m. Discounted Fair admission tickets are on sale for $10 (a $12 value), unlimited ride wristbands are $28 (a $30 value Monday - Friday and $35 value Saturday and Sunday), and season passes are $75 (a $120 value). FoodMaxx Arena motorsport tickets are on sale now. Motorsport tickets are sold in addition to Fair admission. Opening night is the Tractor Pull in the Arena at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, Taco Bell will be offering a $3 off one adult admission with every meal (at participating Taco Bell locations).

Big name entertainment is offered free with admission. The following acts are scheduled:

• LeAnn Rimes - Thursday, July 14, 8:30 p.m.;

• UB40, the Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey - Saturday, July 15, 8:30 p.m.;

• Banda Rancho Viejo - Sunday, July 16, 8:30 p.m.;

• Eli Young Band - Monday, July 17, 8:30 p.m.;

• Morris Day & The Time - Tuesday, July 18, 8:30 p.m.;

• 38 Special - Wednesday, July 19, 8:30 p.m.;

• Lonestar - Thursday, July 20, 8:30 p.m.;

• Good Charlotte - Friday, July 21, 8:30 p.m.;

• Dennis Quaid and the Sharks - Saturday, July 22, 8:30 p.m.;

• Lupillo Rivera - July 23, 8:30 p.m.

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