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Triple Digit Heat Expected For San Joaquin County Fair Weekend


The San Joaquin County Fair is underway and goes through this Sunday in Stockton.

Triple digit temperatures are expected this weekend and that could impact attendance.

A hailstorm hit Stockton last weekend, and in a sudden turnaround temperatures are expected to pass the century mark this weekend.

The San Joaquin County Fair came back last year after a two year break due to financial troubles caused in part by low attendance.

Fair Director Kelly Olds says the first couple of days have been good, but hot weather can sometimes keep the crowds away.

“I can’t help but think it might, we let everybody know that we have a lot of shade, we’ve put up some tents to have shaded areas, we have cooling fans out,” says Olds.

He also says even the livestock exhibit has big fans to keep the animals cool.

Olds expects attendance to reach last year’s mark of 50,000.

He hopes auto racing, music, and fair food of all types will draw people in.

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Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio 

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