Monster trucks, live music, livestock shows, carnival rides, speed contests and other entertainment will highlight the 106th Southern California Fair, opening Saturday and continuing for more than a week at the Perris Fairgrounds.

Activities are generally slated to run between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. during the weekend, and between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekdays, according to organizers.

Along with a host of rides, this year’s event will feature a Western comedy stunt show, barrel racing with horseback riders, bull riding, dairy cattle judging contests, monster truck mash-ups and dirt bike competitions in the arena. There will also be fireworks extravaganzas to mark the start and end of festivities.

There will be a Junior Culinary Cooking Contest, during which teams of four work to dish out the top-tasting appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Attendees can also form their own teams for the popular “Hay Bucking Contest,” during which competitors attempt to load flatbed trucks with as much hay as possible in the shortest space of time.

Several bands are slated to play the venue, including the 1980s Latin rock favorite Los Lobos, country music artist Tyler Rich and the Christian rock band Kutless.

General admission runs $4 per day for children ages 5-12, while adult tickets are $8, though some events will require additional payments. Anyone younger than 4 will be admitted free, and military personnel and seniors are eligible for discounts.

The fair will conclude Oct. 15. More information is available at

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