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El Dorado County Fair

Thursday, June 14 - Sunday, June 17, 2018, El Dorado County Fair, Placerville, California. The El Dorado County Fair is held in Placerville, California Every Father's Day weekend. Started in 1859 (current site 1939).

The El Dorado County Fair features four full days of exhibitions contests and competitions, concerts and events, carnival rides, and Fair food galore.  Junior Livestock Auction and still exhibits, such as photography, food items, artwork, homemade wine and homebrew are all on display throughout the Fair’s four-day run. Friday night events in the grandstands usually consist of Mutton Bustin' and Humpz and Hornz Bull Riding. Other favorite and traditional activities, such as cooking demonstrations, Free Kid Workshops (usually sponsored by Home Depot) and games including Funnel Cake Eating Contests (for young and old alike), bean spitting contest, Big Wheels Races (usually sponsored by Gold Country Ace Hardware & Hobbies) and more all hosted by Flo the Clown! The famous Annual John M. Studebaker Championship Wheelbarrow Races take place on Sunday evening in the Grandstands.  The Father and Child Look-A-Like Contest happens on the main stage Sunday as part of the Father Day activities. The Fair concludes Sunday night at 10 p.m. on Father’s Day. More information on the website.

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