Giant bugs will invade Tulare County Fair drive-thru

The Tulare County Fair, Sept. 18-20, has added giant new attractions to the first-ever drive-thru fair.

“Bugology” will allow Fair attendees to experience an 8-foot long beetle, a 7-foot tall snail, a fly with a 12-foot wingspan and more.

The eight giant creatures will be activated as drive-thru attendees approach. Sensors will activate and the creatures will move and make sounds. Attendees will be able to get photos and live human guides will be on hand to answer questions.

“We focus on wildlife education via fairs, but this is our first time at the Tulare County Fair,” noted Karla Majewski, owner of Pacific Animal Productions. “This display allows kids to learn more about a variety of bugs, while adhering to all COVID regulations.”

From Sept. 18 through 20, attendees can enjoy a drive-thru for fair treats, including cotton candy, caramel and candy apples, corn dogs, funnel cakes and fresh lemonade. The fee is $5 per person, but children 12 and under can participate at no charge. Wristbands will be issued so that families can go through as many times as they like on the same day and only pay the $5 fee once per day. The Bugology attraction is free with admission.

Tickets to the drive-thru Fair can now be purchased at https://tcfair.saffire.com/tickets and on the Fair’s web site, www.tcfair.org. For more information, call 686-4707.   

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