Opening Day at the Stanislaus County FairLoading
  • Stanislaus County Fair farmers market
    Cipponeri Farms out of Turlock, provides fresh fruits, and vegetables to fairgoers during opening evening of the Stanislaus County Fair Friday evening (07-12-13) at the fairgrounds in Turlock, CA.
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Stanislaus County Fair farmers market
    Fresh fruits and vegetables, including watermelons, cantaloupes, crenshaw's, and honeydews, make their way back to the Stanislaus County Fair, which was first the Melon Festival, in form of the new farmer's market portion of the fair during opening night Friday (07-12-13)
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Turlock Tuff Truck competitor Joel Nascimento catches air in his Ford Ranger, in front of the crowds at the Food Maxx Arena during opening night of the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock Friday evening (07-12-13).
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Fairgoers mingle around the food and beer gardens of the Stanislaus County Fair during opening night of the fair Friday evening (07-12-13).
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Turlock Tuff Truck competitor Joel Nascimento smiles before taking to the Food Maxx Arena for a round in his Ford Ranger pick-up truck during opening night festivities at the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock Friday evening (07-12-13).
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Fairgoers mingle shoulder to shoulder at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds during evening of the opening night of the 2013 Stanislaus County Fair Friday in Turlock (07-12-13).
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Fairgoers mingle shoulder to shoulder at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds during evening of the opening night of the 2013 Stanislaus County Fair Friday in Turlock (07-12-13).
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Oakdale Tuff Truck competitor Austin Sprig catches air with his Ford Explorer as he races down the track in the Food Maxx Arena during opening night festivities at the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock Friday evening (07-12-13).
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Folks enter through the historic arch gate entrance, originally constructed in 1929, during the opening of the 2013 Stanislaus County Fair Friday evening (07-12-13).
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Stanislaus County Fair roving entertainer Dennis Forel, draws smiles and stares as he rides his unusual fixed wheel bicycle through the crowds during the opening day of the fair Friday evening (07-12-13) at the fairgrounds in Turlock.
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Fairgoers walk down the sycamore tree lined entry way of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, Ca during opening day Friday (07-12-13).
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Andrew Dias, a sophomore at Central Valley FFA, helps milk an Empire FFA dairy goat during opening night of the Stanislaus County Fair Friday evening (07-12-13) at the fairgrounds in Turlock
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Anthony Oregel, and Steve Silva play in the Bubble Arena of the Wizard's Challenge, a new attraction at the 2013 Stanislaus County Fair, during Friday's (07-12-13) opening day.
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • A line forms outside of the historic arch gate entrance to the Stanislaus County Fair prior to the fair's opening night Friday (07-12-13).
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Turlock's Monica Regalado (6), and Haley Colvin (6) patiently await the opening of the Stanislaus County Fair before opening day Friday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Turlock.
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Turlock's Rudy Escobar, with wife Maria (left) and sister Julie, enter the fairgrounds through the historic arch gate built in 1929, with his six children Aimar, Sergio, Oliver, Natalie, Liz, and Daniel, ages 3 through 9, during the opening day of the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock Friday (07-12-13).
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
  • Stanislaus County Fair roving entertainer Dennis Forel, draws smiles and stares as he rides his unusual fixed wheel bicycle through the crowds during the opening day of the fair Friday evening (07-12-13) at the fairgrounds in Turlock.
    Elias Funez | The Modesto Bee
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