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It’s Chowchilla Fair time

Blue Jeans and Country Dreams is the theme for the 2015 Chowchilla Fair. The excitement begins May 14 and runs through May 17. This year’s entertainment will include bull riding, mutton busting, and an FFA greased pig competition May 14 in the grandstands. Admission into this event is $8 for ages 6 and older. Local FFA & 4-H Clubs are selling discounted advanced sale tickets.

Friday’s grandstand event is Monster Energy Freestyle Motocross. Three of the world’s best riders will be preforming incredible jumps and gravity-defying airborne stunts as they soar 40 feet overhead between take-off and landing ramps 75-feet apart. There will be three, 25 minute shows. Admission into each show is $3 for ages 6 and older. The first of these events will be free to kids, ages 12 and under.

Saturday night in the grandstands, get ready for some ground pounding action as highly modified trucks and tractors duel it out dragging a 40,000 pound Terminator sled down a 300 foot long track in hopes of earning a “full pull.” Race fans get ready to watch IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, Hobby Stocks, and Mini-Stocks race to the finish line on Sundayevening. Admission into both Saturday and Sunday’s grandstand events is $8 for ages 6 and older.

Life in the Fast Lane, an Eagle's Tribute Band will perform two shows on the Main Stage on May 15. Austin Webb, a Top 40 Country Music Recording artist for Streamsound Records, produced by Grammy award-winning Byron Gallimore, will take the Main Stage on May 16.

Vendetta Pro Wrestling returns to the Chowchilla Fair on the Melee Tour 2015 on May 17. Featuring former WWE Superstars Ricardo Rodriguez, Carlito, and former NWA World Heavyweight Champion and founder of Impact Wrestling and Global Force Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett. Also appearing will be Vendetta Vixens, lucha libre stars, and many other stars from around the world. Daily entertainment includes hypnotist Michael Mezmer, Magician Frank Thurston, Balloon artist Dennis Forel, Fido 500 racing dogs, and Circus Imagination. There will also be live judged food contests each night of the Fair. New this year will be the Best Beard Competition, 2 p.m., May 16, on the Main Stage. Anyone wishing to participate in the Best Beard Contest must register no later than May 7. Applications are available online or in the Fair Office.

Fair Admission is $8 for ages 13 - 61, $5 for seniors 62 and older, children ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under are free. On May 15 from noon to 4 p.m., and May 17 from 3-6 p.m., receive free admission from with the donation of three canned food items. Kid’s day is May 16, kids ages 12 and under receive free admission until 5 p.m. Parking is free all four days of fair.

Advanced discounts specials are now on sale. Discount specials include a one day discount admission pass for $5 and a pre-sale carnival coupon for $18. Carnival coupons can be exchanged for an unlimited ride wristband or a book of 30 tickets. May 15 is buddy day, buy one regular price unlimited ride wristband, get one free. All advance discount specials end at the opening of fair.

Details: chowchillafair.org, or (559) 665-3728.

- Chowchilla Fair

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