Scenes from Kern County Fair, Bakersfield, Calif.

Kern County Fair, Bakersfield, Calif., turned 100 in 2016. This year’s fair saw 419,686 guests pass through its gate. That turnout is four percent higher than 2015’s 405,463 attendees.

“I think the increase can be attributed to our celebrating our 100th birthday,” said Michael Olcott, Kern County Fair CEO. “Kern County Fair started in 1916. Our theme this year was ‘100 Years of Fun’ and the peo...

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