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

By From page B10 | December 16, 2013

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 friends and families come together to celebrate the community.

So it was no surprise when talks turned to the idea for the 2014 fair theme, that “No Place Like Home” was the overwhelming fan winner when staff asked their Facebook friends. It was the hands down favorite with the Amador County Fair Board.

Using the oft-quoted mantra from Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz also encourages a slew of decorating and theme ideas incorporating famous Oz characters and situations.

For example a yellow brick road of gold zinnias down the midway might greet visitors, look alike contests, scarecrows galore and decorated ruby slippers come immediately to mind.

The 2014 Amador County Fair will be held July 24-27. The fair staff welcomes ideas and suggestions for using the theme in contests, exhibits and decorating, as well as volunteers and sponsors to help create the fun.

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