Fairgoers fly around the Wave Swinger at the Mid-State Fair. Tribune photographer Joe Johnston captures life in black and white and shares the images at http://bwcafe.tumblr.com.
What's happening today at the fair
The fair is open from noon to midnight; the box office is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles. www.midstatefair.com
Tickets: Adult (13+): $8; Child (6-12): $5; Senior (62+): $6.
9 a.m.: Dairy Goat Showmanship & Breeding Shows, Livestock Pavilion
9 a.m.: Open Horse Show, Equestrian Center
12 p.m.: Carnival and buildings open
1, 3, 5 & 7:30 p.m.: Mutton Bustin, South End
2 p.m.: Tractor Races and Diaper Derby, Main Quad
3, 5 & 7 p.m.: Zoo to You, Headliner Stage
6 p.m.: Ladies & Lads Lead Competition, Livestock Pavilion
6 p.m.: Route 66 Obstacle Course Race, Paso Petes Ponderosa Stage
6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: Uncle Kracker, Frontier Stage
6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: Bangin 58s, Mission Square
7:30 p.m.: Big Time Rush w/ Cody Simpson, Main Grandstand Stage
9 p.m.: KJUG Barn Dance, Headliner Stage