San Diego County Fair opens Friday

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DEL MAR, Calif. -- Get ready for 25 days of rides, farm animals, cinnamon rolls and throwback musical acts, as the 2015 San Diego County Fair is scheduled to open Friday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The first day will include an opening ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at the O'Brien Gate, which will include a raising of the American flag, music and celebrity guests. All gates will be opened at 4 p.m., with opening day admission set at $4.

KC and the Sunshine Band will headline the first Grandstand Stage concert at 7:30 p.m. The lineup at the fair's main concert venue includes country singer Gary Allan on Saturday; Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick next Wednesday; Christina Perri on June 17; and comic Dana Carvey on July 4.

Other stages will feature Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers, June 11; Vicki Carr, June 11; the Robert Cray Band, June 14; Tony Orlando, June 18; Three Dog Night, June 24; Tanya Tucker, July 1; and the Average White Band, July 2.

This year's theme is “A Fair to Remember,'' which looks back at the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, the event that first brought international attention to San Diego.

The fair, which runs through July 5, will be closed Mondays and a pair of Tuesdays, June 9 and June 16.

For more information, visit the fair's website.