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Today at the Stanislaus County Fair

It's Valley First Credit Union Day at the Stanislaus County Fair.

HIGHLIGHTS: Junior Livestock Auction, 8 a.m.; Homemade Ice Cream Contest, 6 p.m.; Rainforest Adventure exhibit, noon-11 p.m.; Stretching Your Food Dollars -- Cooking with FoodMaxx, 5, 6:45 and 7:45 p.m.

ARENA: Motocross, 7:30 p.m., $10 in addition to fair admission.

VARIETY FREE STAGE: Huey Lewis and the News, 8:30 p.m.

CENTER STAGE: Threshold, 7-11 p.m.

COMMUNITY STAGE: Highway 99, 5:45-8:30 p.m.

CHARTER STAGE: Hypnotist Suzy Haner, 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: 4:30-11 p.m.; 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 go past Soderquist for more parking; $4 per vehicle.

ADMISSION: $10 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

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