TULARE – The Tulare County Fair’s “Read to Ride” program rewards children with carnival ride tickets for every two books they read.
The Read to Ride contest is open to children kindergarten through eighth grade. Children are required to read two library books and write a brief summary or draw a picture about the book on the official form. When the form and report are given to the librarian, the child will receive two ride tickets for every two books read. Each child is able to submit one form per day. The program ends on Wednesday, Sept. 13; ride tickets are valid on Thursday, Sept. 14. Offer valid while supplies last.
All public libraries in Tulare County are participating in the contest.
“The Tulare County Fair is pleased to offer this program to entice children to read, along with the many learning opportunities each day of the fair itself,” said Fair CEO Pamela Fyock. “Seeing wild animals for the first time, learning about livestock, science and panning for gold are just a few of the educational opportunities our fair offers.”
Throughout fair week, fairgoers can enjoy a traditional big-top circus, an exotic animal exhibit, a new look at history through the Gypsy Time Travelers, puppet shows, racing pigs and more – all included in the price of admission.
The Fair will also feature a series of ticketed motorsports events: an ATV and tractor pull on Thursday, Sept. 14; a monster truck show on Friday, Sept. 15; and the Demolition Derby on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Carnival wristbands sell for $20 each prior to Sept. 12, and $30 during Fair week. A FastPass upgrade is available for $15, allowing wristband-holders to go to the front of the line for all carnival rides. Fairgoers can compete in the corn dog-eating contest or the pie-eating contest, or apply to perform on one of the community stages during the Fair.
To purchase wristbands and admission tickets and to enter contests, visit www.tcfair.org
or call the Tulare County Fairgrounds at 686-4707 for further information.