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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Author Archive: Amador County Fair

Amador County Fair declares ‘There’s No Place Like Home’

One of the sentiments heard over and over by visitors to the Amador County Fair is that it embodies a good, old-fashioned, home town feeling. Even former residents of Amador County plan vacations and weekends back home to attend this annual gathering. The fair has often been described as a giant family reunion where old […]

Kids Parade opens fair

The Amador County Fair opens every year with a Kids Parade from downtown Plymouth to the fairgrounds, 18621 Sherwood St. in Plymouth. The annual parade on Thursday, July 25, encourages everyone to get their creative minds going and don a costume reflecting the 75th anniversary of the fair. Drag out the wagon, the stroller and […]

Amador County Fair exhibits due

Now is the time to pull together all those projects, preserves and recipes and to get your green thumb going in those gardens for the best blooms and vegetable crop for the Amador County Fair. Showing off your handiwork, preserves, art and photography, garden produce, flowers, jewelry and more in hopes of winning a blue […]

Amador fair advance tickets available now

For those kids who can’t get enough of the carnival rides at the Amador County Fair, July 25 to 28, now is the time to save money on advance-sale wristbands. Anyone who has stood in line for an hour to buy Destruction Derby tickets the day of the event only to hear they have sold […]

Time to enter the Amador Fair

Walking around the Amador County Fair, you hear a lot of, “If I could have entered my project in the fair, I would have won a blue ribbon. I should have done that.” This year the time has come to take a look at your best jam, that perfect photo, or the quilt that is […]

Applications open for Miss Amador

Entries are now being accepted for the popular Miss Amador scholarship competition. The competition and pageant are scheduled for July 25 at the Amador County Fair on the Central House Stage at 8 p.m. Young women ages 16 to 23 have the opportunity to compete for scholarships and to represent Amador County and the fair […]

Amador County Fair awards

PLYMOUTH — The Amador County Fair has presented the Western Fairs Association (WFA) Blue Ribbon Awards to artist Rand Hugget, and Directors’ Awards to gardeners Nancy Hawkins and Katie Bryant, and the Clayton Gregory family. The WFA Blue Ribbon Awards program is an industry-wide effort to recognize and honor those individuals or groups who have […]

Taste the best at the Amador County Fair

Amador County Fair visitors can find out why Amador grapes are taking the California wine scene by storm, at the annual Amador Winegrowers tasting event during the fair, Friday July 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. The annual sell-out event features 40 wineries showcasing award-winning wines sourced from Amador winegrapes. The event is held on […]

Amador County Fair offers fun for all ages

PLYMOUTH — Where else but the Amador County Fair can you meet a wheelwright who traveled the United States by covered wagon and a rifle-toting Mountain Man shopping on the midway, then listen to a unique Celtic rock band called Tempest or the city sounds of Maxx Cabello Jr.? Then The Spazmatics (who just got […]

Amador Fair grandstand tickets available

Tickets are now on sale for the featured grandstand events at the Amador County Fair, including Sunday’s popular and packed Destruction Derby. Because of the popularity of the crash-em, smash-em event, the fair has designated all-reserved seating, including bleachers for the derby. Both reserved and general admission tickets are available for the truck pulls and […]

Event to celebrate Amador County

PLYMOUTH — When the planning committees of several events started talking to one another, they decided they had a common goal. Organizers of the Fair Aid Music Festival, the Amador Home and Lifestyle Show, and the Steam Power Expo were all looking for an opportunity to build fans and visitors from within and outside the […]

Amador County Fair guide is available

PLYMOUTH — If you vaguely remember promising yourself that you would enter your work in the fair next year, well next year is here. The 2012 exhibitor handbook for the Amador County Fair is now available on-line and in hard copy. Looking through it for ideas is like looking at the new seed catalogs. Whether […]

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