Amador County Fair

Amador fair to salute local heroes

In the aftermath of the Butte Fire that devastated many communities of Amador and Calaveras counties in 2015, many of the heroes that stepped forward were friends and neighbors. They rescued and housed animals, drove stock trucks into burning areas to retrieve horses and cattle, they fed the multitudes of firefighters, first responders and volunteers, […]

Banner year for Amador County Fair

Troy Bowers, CEO of the Amador County Fair, reported that revenue and attendance through the gates of the Amador County Fair was up considerably over 2014. While acknowledging that attendance last year was affected by the Sand Fire that started on Friday of the fair, this year’s numbers reflect more than a 6 percent increase […]

Amador County Fair opens with free kids’ admission

The Amador County Fair starts off each year with a Kids’ Parade to the fairgrounds. The fair opens this year on Thursday, July 23. Get those creative juices flowing, get a favorite costume, drag out the wagon, the stroller and the wheelbarrow. The annual Amador County Fair Kids’ Parade brings to mind the Pied Piper […]

Amador County Fair implements no-wash policy in livestock areas

The Amador County Fair, in keeping with the water usage reduction programs for the state of California is implementing a no-wash policy in the livestock and horse show areas this year. While exhibitors will not be able to hose off their animals for shows and judging, they will be able to use one-gallon spray bottles […]

Amador Fair’s exhibitor entry guide available

Blue ribbons are waiting for the winners of hundreds of classes that can be entered in the annual Amador County Fair competitions. The exhibitor entry guide for the Amador County Fair, July 23-26, is now available offering a multitude of classes for anyone who wishes to enter their favorite handiwork and culinary creations, garden produce, […]

Amador County Fair celebrates ‘Country Tunes and Midway Blooms’

Anyone who has attended the Amador County Fair will recognize the appropriateness of the newly designated 2015 Fair theme “Country Tunes and Midway Blooms.” The annual county fair is famous for the bountiful flowerbeds along the midway bursting with brilliant colors from thousands of zinnias. And being in the middle of ranch country, the country […]

Amador Fair auction sets records

The Amador County Fair wrapped up its four-day run with a record-breaking Junior Livestock Auction. Buyers ignored the smoky haze from the Sand Fire and the triple digit heat to spend more than $540,000 in support of Amador County youth. The livestock sale in 2013 brought in just over $330,000. “We had a phenomenal fair,” […]

Rural niche producers meet demand

The Amador County Fairgrounds now offers a collection point for local beef. Foothill ranchers can drop one to eight cows from Tuesday to Thursday at the fairgrounds in Plymouth for pre-arranged transport to the newly opened Marin Sun Farms slaughterhouse in Petaluma for slaughter and cutting if desired. Overnight care is provided for a fee. […]

October 01, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

Kids parade for free admission to the fair

This year’s Kid’s Parade on opening day of the Amador County Fair on Thursday, July 24, will likely have a lot of red sparkly shoes marching down the street, to match the fair’s slogan of “There’s No Place Like Home.” So get your creative juices flowing, drag out the wagon, the stroller and the wheelbarrow. […]

Amador Fair honors cowboys

In recognition of the many contributions that the cowboy has made and is still making to Amador County and the state of California, the Amador County Fair, July 24-27, will feature special events and acknowledgements for “National Day of the Cowboy” on Saturday, July 26. The music and lifestyle of the cowboy will be featured […]

Old and new at Amador Fair

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 music from the Eagles, George Strait and the Spazmatics. The Amador County Fair, July 24-27, is an amazing collection of old and new, […]

July 14, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

Amador Fair honors park milestone

The Amador County Fair is holding a photography contest to highlight and promote Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park and Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum as part of the State Parks of California Sesquicentennial. Scenes of Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park and Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum taken in Amador County will be accepted. Since 1864, […]

July 11, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

Amador Fair derby tickets available

Tickets for the big smash-up finale of the Amador County Fair always sell out, but if you act now you can still find seats for the Jackson Rotary Club’s Destruction Derby. The derby is held on Sunday night, July 27, the last day of the fair and the multi-car collision has a packed audience cheering […]

Amador Fair recognized for community effort

When the lawns at the Amador County Fairgrounds were becoming brown and unsightly just a few weeks before the annual fair in 2013, there wasn’t much the staff could do. The famous street of brightly colored zinnia flowers was in jeopardy and green lawns for fair guests to enjoy were fading away. The Amador 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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