Weekend events in valley sure to draw crowds


Throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, plenty of events will help people forget about the looming triple-digit weather.

The Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock promises to be continuous fun for all. The popular event runs for 10 days from July 14 to 23. It’s located at 900 N. Broadway Ave., in Turlock.

Like any traditional county fair, the Stanislaus County Fair will have exhibits and the usual fair fare. But it’s also touting rides, games, food and big-name entertainment. LeAnn Rimes, Morris Day and the Time, 38 Special, Good Charlotte and Dennis Quaid and the Sharks are among the many concerts being held every night. Rimes kicks off the concert series July 14 at 8:30 p.m.

If concerts aren’t your thing, but tractor pulls and monster trucks are, then rejoice. Tractor pulls, destruction derbies, monster truck rallies and extreme rodeo and sports are all being showcased in the FoodMaxx Arena.

Fair hours vary from weekends to weekdays, so visit www.stancofair.com for more information.

In Stockton, beer lovers have something to celebrate as Stockton Beer Week is in full swing. Starting July 7, Beer Week concludes July 16 at various local breweries. The event is held to raise awareness (and pints) of local breweries.

Trivia nights and other festivities surrounding Beer Week will be held at the participating establishments, which are:

  • Abbey Trappist Pub
  • BellaVista Cucina Italiana
  • Canal Street Sports Bar & Grill at the Hilton
  • Cast Iron Trading Company
  • Channel Brewing Company
  • Deliberation Room
  • Downtown Stockton Alliance
  • Empresso Coffeehouse (new March Lane location)
  • Fat City Brew & BBQ Supply
  • Finnegans Pub and Grill
  • Fleet Feet Sports
  • Market Tavern
  • Michael’s New York Style Pizza
  • Midgley’s Public House
  • Mile Wine Company
  • San Joaquin Bike Coalition
  • Squeeze Burger
  • Stockmarket at Caldwell Park
  • Stockton Ports at Banner Island Ballpark
  • Taps Bar N Grill
  • Taps Barrel House
  • The Breadfruit Tree
  • University Plaza Waterfront Hotel – Delta Bistro
  • Valley Brewing Company

The Stockton Stockmarket is gaining popularity, featuring artisans from the area and other crafts and commerce to satisfy just about any shopping fancy. There’s also food and music. It’s held July 15, opening at 10 a.m. at Caldwell Park at the corner of Alpine and Pacific.



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