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Six Nights of Rockin' Fun at Grandstand

The Toyota Grandstand will be rockin' with six nights of quality entertainment that's free with the price of admission.

The Tractor/4x4 Pull event returns to the fair's Grandstand, Friday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. and there's a new contractor. Valley Tractor Pullers is putting on this year's show. The club, headed by Kelly Luth, has members up and down the Valley. They've pulled at events including the Merced County Spring Fair in Los Banos and the Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival.

This year's event includes antique tractors and modified tractors and will be open to local 4x4 pullers in the stock and street modified classes, Luth said. Those interested in participating should come to the fairgrounds to sign up from 2 to 4 p.m. July 18. "This is our hobby,” Luth said, adding, "We enjoy it and work together as a group."

The rest of the Grandstand line-up is: Auto Racing, Tuesday, July 15; Destruction Derby, Wednesday, July 16; Motorcycle/Quad Races, Thursday, July 17; Rodeo, Saturday, July 19 and Bull Riding, Sunday, July 20. All shows start at 7 p.m. except the Tractor/4x4 Pull begins at 6:30 p.m. and Bull Riding kicks off at 8 p.m. Auto Racing and the Destruction Derby will be put on again this year by Merced Speedway. California Motorcycle Association returns to stage the Motorcycle and Quad Races, West Coast Rodeo Co. is coming back with one of the best rodeos around. The Rodeo is sponsored by Rancho San Miguel Markets. Humpz & Hornz Rodeo Co. will once again wrap up six nights of top entertainment thrills in the Grandstand with their brand of 100% Bull Riding.

For more information go to the fair's website, or call the fair office at (209) 722-1507.