“The Magic is Back!” at the San Joaquin County Fair to be held September 20-30, 2012. The 153rd Annual Fair is one of only six (6) horseracing fairs in California and will showcase eight (8) days of horseracing and fair fun!
The Fair will run each week Thursday through Sunday with a full schedule of horseracing, exhibits, food, carnival, concerts, nightly fireworks and much more. The buildings will house new exhibits including, Canstruction by the Emergency Food Bank, photo displays and contests, Italian chalk painting and Ag Mechanics.
The fairgrounds has had a complete makeover with grandstand, livestock barns and all the fairgrounds buildings sporting fresh coats of paint with some adorned with handpainted historical murals from Bank of Stockton archives and the Port of Stockton. The north wall of the Grandstand boasts racing horses and jockeys sponsored by Bank of Agriculture and Commerce.