WHAT TO SEE: Check out the exhibits. Visit commercial vendors selling crafts, cooking demonstrations, and other goods and services. Then wander through the competition zone to see contest entries in categories ranging from homemade wine and beer to table settings to photography, and fine arts and crafts. The junior exhibits include a scarecrow competition. The exhibit buildings are air-conditioned, providing a welcome relief from the Central Valley heat. Outside vendors offer products ranging from swimming pools to oxygen.
HIGHLIGHTS: Hugo the One Man Band, 6-10 p.m.; senior homemade ice cream contest and judging, 6 p.m.; care of new garden plants, 7 p.m.
ARENA: Motocross, 7:30 p.m.
VARIETY FREE STAGE: Terri Clark, 8:30 p.m.
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CENTER STAGE: Threshold, 7-11 p.m.
COMMUNITY STAGE: Highway 99 Band, 5:45-8:30 p.m.
CHARTER STAGE: Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show, 8:30 and 10 p.m.
HOURS: Gates open at noon; exhibit buildings close at 11 p.m.; carnival closes at 1 a.m.
PARK 'N' RIDE: 4:30 p.m.-midnight; park and ride free from CSU, Stanislaus (Crowell Road off Monte Vista Avenue), or Pitman High School (Christoffersen Parkway). Shuttles run every 15-20 minutes.
WHERE: From Highway 99, exit at Fulkerth Road in Turlock and head east. For fairgrounds parking, turn right on Soderquist Road, or drive past Soderquist for more parking; $4 per vehicle.
ADMISSION: $12 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger.
INFORMATION: www.stancofair.com, 524-2660 or 668-1333
PHOTOS: Upload your pictures from the fair and look at others each day at The Bee's photo gallery. To submit your photos of the fair, go to http://photos. modbee.com and click the blue "Submit Your Media" button.