Kern County Fair to install metal detectors

Julie Giyer
Kern Valley Sun

The Kern County Fair Board of Directors have elected to install metal detection equipment at each entrance of the 2019 Kern County Fair. According to Mike Olcott, CEO of the Kern County Fair,“ We are working with local Sheriff, Bakersfield Police Department and Emergency Services to make sure we deliver a 12-day event that is safe and secure. We want to make sure our guests have the same great experience they have enjoyed for many years.”

It is suggested that you allow time to go through the metal detector. There can be delays. Anything that will not make it through the metal detector should be removed. Leave all weapons or weapon like items at home. The Kern County Fair is working closely with law enforcement to take precautions so that the fair will be a safe and enjoyable place to visit. More than 425,000 fairgoers are expected to pass through the fair gates.

The Kern County Fair will run from September 18 through September 29, 2019.

For more information contact Janet Sanders- Media (661)428-5801/