San Benito County Fair. File photo.

San Benito Lifestyle

Modified San Benito County Fair set for October

This year’s festivities will take place online and in person.

Server wearing personal protective equipment delivers fair food order to Audrey Johnson's car window. Johnson and her kids waited in line at Bolado Park during the Fair Food Fest put on from July 17-19. Photo courtesy of Audrey Johnson.

San Benito Lifestyle

County Fair hosts drive-thru food fest at Bolado Park

Dara Tobias and crew spend the weekend serving up corn dogs and funnel cakes to 300 carloads of guests.

Ruben S. Garcia, who served in the Gulf War and Somalia, is wrapped in a quilt by his son Ruben A. Garcia, who served as a Marine in the Global War on Terrorism. Both men served in the 13th Expeditionary Unit. Photos by Robert Eliason.

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Veterans receive quilts at annual ceremony

Pinnacle Quilters honor 30 men and women at San Benito County Fair.

San Benito County Fair. File photo.

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Deadline approaches for San Benito County Fair entries

Online entries close at midnight on Sept. 5, paper entries close on Sept. 6.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

No bird shows at San Benito County Fair after disease outbreak

After Virulent Newcastle disease appears in several Southern California counties, poultry will be missing from Northern California fairs this year.

Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King and 2018 Queen Kelsee French, waving to the crowd at the 2018 parade in downtown Hollister. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

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Entries open for Miss San Benito Rodeo

Winner will represent the county’s Saddle Horse Association at various events including the California Rodeo in Salinas and San Benito County Fair.

4-H and FFA members sold their animals on Oct. 6 during the Junior Livestock Auction at the San Benito County Fair. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Agriculture

Livestock auction teaches youth

4-H and FFA members learn the value of hard work and letting go.

Truck and tractors pulls kick off Friday, Oct. 5. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Fair.

Children and Youth

Truck and tractors gear up for County Fair

Annual event has been going strong for 38 years.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

Wine tasting at Bolado Park Oct.5

The local wine scene is changing in San Benito. Some of the new companies in the area will be showing off some of their wines.

Giant Pumpkin Contest and Harvest Party starts at 6 p.m. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Oh, My Gourd!

First annual pumpkin contest comes to San Benito County Fair.

Sisters Susan Calleri and Janice Alosi have been teaming up as Co-Department Chairs of the Adult and Junior Preserves, Homemade Beer and Wine, and Adults Crafts categories of the fair for the last 12 years. Photo by Becky Bonner.

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Local sisters team up to chair the preserves section of San Benito County Fair

Susan Calleri and Janice Alosi explain the ins and outs of the preserves category.

Makiley Loveless competes in the barrel racing at the junior rodeo. Loveless won the 9-13 girls all around and barrel racing. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

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Junior Rodeo kicks off Fair Week

Trophies given in three age groups.

Jonathan and Anthony Daigle started the Challenger livestock showmanship. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Daigle.

Agriculture

San Benito teens start Challenger livestock showmanship

First county fair event of its kind for kids with disabilities.

Aviana and Leanne Seibert waits for the action at the grandstand

Agriculture

“Lettuce Celebrate” fair action from the grandstand

The San Benito County Fair theme for 2017 was “Lettuce Celebrate”, and hundreds did just that in the fair grandstand. Events delivered the guts, glory and drama of motocross, quad and tractor pull action for an audience of hundreds.

Anora ( Age 2) picks out a duckie, with father Alec watching nearby. (Lisa Robinson photo)

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Weekend Family Fun at the County Fair

The weekend is full of good, old fashioned country fair activities for the whole family. Fair photos by Lisa Robinson.