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Saturday, Feb 15 2014 03:09 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Fun abounds at Whiskey Flat Days

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The Conway family of Bakersfield including Michele with her three dogs, Jeff, center, and Kimberly, left, enjoy the atmosphere and the food as they walk past a crowded Circle Park during Kernville's annual Whiskey Flat Days events Saturday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The streets in Kernville were busy Saturday during the celebration of the 57th annual Whiskey Flats Days events.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Kernville businessman John Stallone rides down Kernville's main street Saturday on his land paddle board during the annual Whiskey Flat Days celebration.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Robin Shive holds onto her grandson Evan Nelson with his cool sunglasses Saturday in Kernville during the Whiskey Flat Days events, which go on through Monday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Sebastian Stallone sizes up his cowboy hat while sitting on the Whiskey Flat Days parade route Saturday in Kernville.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Jillian Barr had her cowboy gear on during the annual Whiskey Flat Days events.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Missy Burnett, Max Pierson, Ryan Pierson and Gavin Anderson, right, have a good spot on the Kernville bridge to view Saturday's Whiskey Flat Days parade. There were more than 80 entries in the annual event.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, right, and his wife, Judy, center, ride in driver Charlie Stewart's 1955 convertible Thunderbird traveling across the Kernville bridge during Saturday's annual Whiskey Flat Days parade.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, picked up rider Claire Martin on horseback during an annual parade in Kernville in February.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood and rodeo princess Brianna Ball, left, ride in the back of a vintage automobile followed by the Kern County Sheriff Mounted Posse during Saturday's events in Kernville.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    These three had a good time waving at the crowds on the long parade route in Kernville Saturday during Whiskey Flat Days.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Dozens of motorcycle riders with the Kern River Valley American Legion Post 711 Legion Riders Chapter 711 have a good time showing off their bikes along the parade route Saturday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Kern River Valley American Legion Post 711 Legion Riders from Chapter 711 Debbie Swanson, driving, and Georgia Jones take a ride together with their organization during Saturday's big events in Kernville.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Sheryl Parmelee, left, and others dress for the occasion in Kernville Saturday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The annual Whiskey Flat Days weekend brings thousands to Kernville to celebrate the annual event mostly to help the winter economy for Kernville and outlying businesses.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Max and Ryan Pierson share a seat in Kernville during the Whiskey Flat Days celebration.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The mountains in the background make for a nice scene in Kernville Saturday while the parade and other events go on in the area during Whiskey Flat Days.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The winter weather held out in Kernville Saturday for the thousands in the parade and for spectators alike during the annual Whiskey Flat Days action.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

The 57th annual Whiskey Flat Days included Saturday's traditional parade in Kernville, with thousands lining up to get a good view of the festivities.

Celebrating the Old West, the Kernville Chamber of Commerce president hoped the weekend events would attract 50,000 visitors.

The fun continues Sunday and Monday. For more information, check out the accompanying stories, go to gotokernville.com or call 760-376-2629.

In the meantime, enjoy these images by Californian photographer Casey Christie.

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