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El Dorado County Fair

Time to hog all the fun at fair

The 2015 fair theme “Hog Days of Summer” is proving to be a truly enjoyable theme for the El Dorado County Fair. The office staff had a great time researching ideas for the Entry Guide’s cooking contests. “We were all craving bacon, anything bacon, within seconds of brainstorming,” said Jody Gray, CEO of  the fair. […]

New carnival at the fair

The El Dorado County Fair, June 18-21, is pleased to introduce California Carnival Company, the wonderful new carnival, voted Small Business of the Year by the California State Assembly. “We are excited to welcome this new company to our Fair. The colors and lights are so bright, their employees are polite and public safety comes first,” said […]

Bacon-wrapped fun at Hog Days

The 2015 theme, “Hog Days of Summer” is proving to be a truly enjoyable theme for the El Dorado County Fair set for June 18-21 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Jody Gray, the fair’s CEO said she and her staff had a great time researching ideas for the Entry […]

Time to enter wine competition

The El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition gives wineries the opportunity to go for the gold. Wine competition is serious business and the staff at El Dorado County Fair continually refines the competition. The El Dorado County competition structures its judging by having the order of the flights poured based on residual sugar. There […]

El Dorado County Fair opens fun competitions

Bacon biscuits? Beach Ball Art? Selfies? These are just a tiny sampling of the ways El Dorado County residents can quench their creativity and have some fun entering the El Dorado County Fair’s many competitions. “We spent a lot of time this winter revising and updating the fair entry guide, adding some fun new competitions […]

Enjoy all-you-can-eat crab at the fairgrounds

Saturday, Nov. 15 is opening day for commercial Dungeness crab on the West coast and to celebrate the occasion the El Dorado County Fair Association is having its ninth annual Crab and Chowder Gala at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Doors open at 6 p.m. for this all-you-can-eat feast of the […]

Fair contest honors dad

The theme for the 2014 El Dorado County Fair was “Father’s, Photos & Fair” and to honor dad on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15 the fair sponsored look alike contests featuring dad. The judges had a difficult time selecting the winners from the great entries in the special contest.   Winners Father/son: first Ian and […]

Two new awards at the EDC fair

The El Dorado County Fair announces two new Golden Johnny People’s Choice awards recognizing Tammie Arwood and all she did for the fair. The Tammie Arwood Memorial Awards are special recognitions that will be chosen by fairgoers —  one from the Best of Show winners in foods (baked, preserved and goat by-products) and another from […]

Fair food can be healthy and tasty

There’s new fair food in town — several, in fact. YoDots creamy and sweet, sweet potato fries, refreshing iced tea, crunchy salads, roasted corn on the cob and all-natural frozen bananas are just a few of the yummy foods offered this year through the El Dorado County Fair’s new healthy challenge. The idea is to […]

Fair scores hit with 2014 theme ‘Photos, Fathers and Fair’

A young mother looks on as her boots-and-hat-wearing cowboy stands poised to catch their toddler-son in mid-air, a widowed father from El Dorado Hills beams at the camera as his two semi-toothless daughters smile from ear-to-ear, a handsome dad and his ‘cute-as-a-bug’ little daughter rub noses and giggle. These are just a few of the […]

Time to enter El Dorado County Fair

Whether your peach cobbler is the best on the block, your pig the plumpest in the barn or your Web design simply stellar, now’s the time to submit your entry form to participate in the 2014 El Dorado County Fair. Dozens of categories offer participants the chance to showcase nearly every imaginable talent at this […]

El Dorado Rose applications available

The El Dorado County Fair is accepting applications for the honor to be the 2014 El Dorado Rose. Clubs, groups, businesses or individuals are invited to sponsor a candidate to participate in this year’s festivities and to honor her for contributions to the community. Qualifications to be nominated for the 2014 El Dorado Rose are: […]

Get Crabby at the fairgrounds

Save Saturday, Nov. 16th for the Crab and Chowder Gala at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, in the Mark D. Forni building, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. All crab feed fans will want to be a part of this fun community night filled with delicious food, jiving music and fabulous company. The no-host bar opens […]

Tips for a fun time at the fair

What: El Dorado County Fair Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Friday noon to midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday noon to 10 p.m. Information: 530-621-5860 or EldoradoCountyFair.org. The El Dorado County Fair “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” continues with music, events and exhibits through Sunday, Father’s Day, June 16. Along with […]

Whoopie Qat performs at the fair

Fair goers at this year’s El Dorado County Fair are in for a treat as Whoopie Qat takes the Red Hawk  Casino/Tiki Stage on Friday, June 14. Since 2011 music lovers in the greater Sacramento area have been delighted by Whoopie Qats’ unique blend of classic rock and soul covers and original music. These 11 performers […]

It’s happening at the County Fair

It’s time for the El Dorado County Fair, “Blue Jeans and County Dreams,” June 13 to 16 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, and its time to highlight that hidden talent for a chance to win well-deserved appreciation and honors. Participate in a contest or just come to watch; there’s […]

Warning: Fair food will have you returning

Exciting new treats at El Dorado County Fair This year’s food selections at the El Dorado County Fair will have you lining up for seconds, thirds and more. The fair, which runs from Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16, has a list of exciting new vendors, and of course all of your classic fair […]

Fair time is fast approaching

Who: Annual El Dorado County Fair What:  2013 El Dorado County Fair Where: 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville When: From Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16 Tickets: Presale by Wednesday, June 12 for $8 for ages 13 and over, $6 for juniors (ages 7-12) and seniors (ages 60 & over). There is a Father’s Day Package for $35 […]

Time to enter the county fair

Come and fulfill your country dreams at the El Dorado County Fair June 13-16. “This year, we have many new and revised categories from which to choose, guaranteeing a competition everyone will want to enter,” said the El Dorado County Fair’s CEO Jody Gray. “The Fair is a great place to show off that great […]

New, updated fair entry guide classes

Come and fulfill your “Country Dreams” at the El Dorado County Fair June 13-16. “This year, we have many new and revised categories from which to choose, guaranteeing a competition everyone will want to enter,” says the fair’s CEO Jody Gray. “The fair is a great place to show off that great photo you took […]

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