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Plumas-Sierra County Fair comes to town

Feather Publishing
8/2/2011

The Plumas-Sierra County Fair held in Quincy, Calif. starts Wednesday, August 10 and runs through Sunday, August 14, 2011.

Pride in the Past, Faith in the Future….

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fair theme so appropriate! We absolutely have much to be proud of in our Past. Plumas and Sierra counties have always represented the best of a rural, mountain county. Our history is rich with leadership, strength and hospitality. From logging to fishing, mining to golfing, Plumas and Sierra County are truly the gateway to the “high country.”

A special exhibit developed by the Western Fairs Association celebrates the 200th anniversary of the modern fair. It traces back to a time when fairs were solely an opportunity to compete for bragging rights over who raised, grew or made the best of whatever. It includes a history of the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds, and what it has meant to the development of the communities in both our counties.

We have tried to focus on what our future could offer. Look for the best elementary school science projects from this past year. Take a stroll through the livestock barns and look at the FFA and 4H projects. These efforts represent the future of our community.

We hope you enjoy the Plumas-Sierra County Fair, now and into the future.

John Steffanic

Fair Manager

Plumas-Sierra County Fair

 

Schedule of Entertainment

August 10 - Wednesday - Kid's Day

(12 and under free all day)

8:30 am Swine Show/SPI Pavilion

10:00 am Poultry Show/Jr. Ag Barn

12 noon Fair Opens/Free admission until 2pm

12 noon Open Trail Horse Show/Horse Arena

1 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kidland!

1:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

2 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kid land!

3 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kidland!

3:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

4 pm Pygmy Goat Show/SPI Pavilion

4 pm Carnival Opens, trade your presale ticket book for two all-ride wristbands

5:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

6 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kidland!

7 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kid land!

7:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

8 pm Mineral Building Closes

9:30 pm Redneck Electricity Parade

10 pm Fair Closes

 

August 11 - Thursday-Senior Day

8 am Driving Singles Horse Show/Horse Arena

9 am Rabbit/Cavy Show/Jr. Ag Barn

10 am Sheep Show/SPI Pavilion

12 noon Fair Opens/Free Admission until 2pm

12 noon Senior Lunch/By the Wold Amusement Stage/Sponsored by Safeway and the Health Dept.

1 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kidland!

1 pm Meat Goat Show/SPI Pavilion

1:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

2 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kidland!

3:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

4 pm Footloose Dance Explosion/ Promenade

4 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kidland!

5 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kid land!

5 pm Alpaca Show/SPI Pavilion

5 pm Driving Pairs Horse Show/Horse Arena

5:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

6 to 10 pm Live Music, Back 40/Old Town Stage

6 pm Footloose Dance Explosion/ Promenade

7 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kid land!

7:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

8 pm Mineral Building Closes

9:30 pm Redneck Electricity Parade

10 pm Fair Closes

 

August 12 - Friday

9:30 am Dog Show

10 am 4H/FFA Beef Show

12 noon Fair Opens

1 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kidland!

1:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

2 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kid land! 3pm Cattleman's BBQ/Range Pens

3:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

4 pm Footloose Dance Explosion/ Promenade

4 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kidland!

5:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

6 pm Dairy Goat Show

6 pm Footloose Dance Explosion/ Promenade

6:15 pm Slim & Minnie/Wold Amusement Stage

6:30 pm Cowboy Poet & Yoddler Sourdough Slim/Wold Amusement Stage

7 to Midnight Live Music, Mudbone/Old Town Stage

7:15 pm Blues & Gospel Concert featuring Darrell Mansfield & Fivacious/Grandstands FREE! Sponsored by Calvary Chapel

7 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kidland!

7:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

8 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kid land!

8 pm Mineral Building Closes

10:30 pm Redneck Electricity Parade

Midnight Fair Closes

 

August 13 - Saturday

8 am Gymkhana/Horse Arena

10:30 am Fair Parade/ Downtown Quincy sponsored by the Quincy Chamber of Commerce

12 noon Fair Opens

1 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kidland!

1:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

2 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kidland!

3 pm Live Music Young Country/Wold Amusement Stage

3:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

4 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kidland!

5 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kidland!

5:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

5 pm-9 pm Wine Tasting/Mineral Building Hosted by Evergreen Market to benefit Indian Valley Recreation featuring Irina Elliot on piano

6 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kid land!

7 pm 59th Army Band/Wold Amusement Stage

7:15 pm Barn Tour/Meet at west end of beef barn, look for the sign

7:30 pm Bull Riding/Horse Arena

8 to Midnight Live Music Antique Rockers/Old Town Stage

8 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kidland!

9 pm Mineral Building Closes

10:30 pm Redneck Electricity Parade

Midnight Fair Closes

 

August 10 - Sunday

9 am Junior Livestock Auction/SPI Pavilion

9:30 am Non-denominational Church Services

12 noon Fair Opens

1 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kidland!

2 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kidland!

3 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kidland!

4 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kidland!

5 pm Puppets & Players Puppet Show/Kid land!

6 pm Swan Brother's Circus/Kidland!

7 pm American Valley Speedway/Grandstands

8 pm Mineral Building Closes

9:30 pm Redneck Electricity Parade

10 pm Fair Closes

 

Changes to gate hours and operations

Which gate

Gate 1 (closest to SPI): open 7 – 10:30 a.m. to incoming traffic; gate will be open until noon to outbound traffic and closed thereafter.

Gate 2 (Art Barn): Vehicle gate closed from noon daily. Pedestrian gate opens at noon.

Gate 3 (lower campground): No incoming traffic during fair hours. All vehicle occupants will be asked to show wristbands, tickets or passes.

Main gate (Fairgrounds Road): Open to vehicle traffic 7 – 10 a.m.; pedestrian traffic before noon will be allowed for exhibitors or livestock show attendees.

 

Free entry days

All day Wednesday and from noon – 2 p.m. Thursday, entry to the fair is free. However, Clampers will issue numbered roll tickets (similar to those for prize drawings) during that time to all entrants.

No re-entry stamp will be given without proof of paid admission — save those stubs!

 

Help wanted

Plumas Arts, local artists and art groups work to coordinate the annual preparation and display of art in the Art Barn at the County Fair. This monumental task requires many hands and hundreds of volunteer hours. They need help.

Help is needed to accept and hang art. To accept art, help is needed from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, and noon – 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 6. Four-hour shifts are also available to hang art: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 8.

Volunteers are also needed as docents. Two-hour shifts are available from noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 11 – 14.

For every four hours, volunteers receive a four-day pass for daily entry to the fair or a ticket to any of the grandstand shows.

Visit plumas-sierracountyfair.net for more information or call Plumas Arts at 283-3402 to sign up for volunteer slots.

 

Wine tasting

Don Williamson hosts wine tasting at the fair Saturday night, 5 – 9 p.m. in the Mineral Building. The $15 fee includes great food, as well as great wines. This year’s sampling includes a 1979 Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon and a 1985 petite syrah from southern Mendocino County.

There will be several other vineyards represented: local wineries and big name Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries.

Proceeds benefit the Genesee Retreat to enrich the lives of Plumas County youth.

 

Barn tours

In addition to celebrating what residents make, grow or raise, a fair is supposed to educate.

Local 4-H and FFA chapters work on creating agricultural leaders who will be feeding the world in the future. Many non-agricultural visitors to the fair don’t always make it to the livestock area of the fairgrounds. The Plumas-Sierra County Fair wants everyone who attends this year’s fair to feel welcome in the “back half” of the grounds.

In an effort to educate the community, junior livestock participants will conduct barn tours four times a day during the fair.

These youngsters will take visitors on a walking tour of the beef, swine, goat and sheep barns, explaining the breeds, care and business of each species. They will be happy to answer any question about 4-H or Future Farmers of America.

Tours begin at the west end of the beef barn. The daily program will have a map showing the start point. Tours start at 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The tours are free and everyone is invited.

 

FAIR CALENDAR

August 4, Thursday

Noon to 6 pm Receiving Photography (except 4-H), Arts & Crafts exhibits in Art Barn

 

August 5, Friday

Noon to 8 pm Receiving Photography (except 4-H), Arts & Crafts exhibits in Art Barn

Noon to 8 pm Receiving Textiles, Quilts, Fibers, Preserved Foods, Brew & Wine, Home Crafts in Home Arts Building

5 pm All Floriculture, Agriculture, Horticulture entries Close

 

August 6, Saturday

9 am to 6 pm Arrival of campers

Noon to 6 pm Receiving of Textiles, Quilts, Fibers, Preserved Foods, Brew & Wine, Home Crafts in Home Arts Building, including 4-H Home Arts

 

August 7, Sunday

9 am to 6 pm Arrival of campers

 

August 8, Monday

5 am Receiving of all Livestock exhibits

9 am Judging of Jr./Sr./4-H Textiles, Quilts & Fibers

 

August 9, Tuesday

7 am All Large Livestock to be in place

7 to 7:30 am Beef Weigh-in

7:45 to 8:45 am Sheep/Goat Weigh-in

8 am Receiving of 4-H Still exhibits in Ag Barn

8 am to noon Receiving of Scouts in Ag Barn

8:45 to 10:30 am Swine Weigh-in

9 am Judging of Arts, Crafts, Photography, Poetry

10 am Judging of Jr./Sr./4-H Preserved Foods, Home Arts

1 pm Mandatory Livestock Exhibitor Meeting

1 pm Judging of 4-H/FFA Still exhibits, 4-H Woodworking, FFA Ag. Mechanics, Scouts and 4-H Record Books

3:30 pm Breeding animal identification and paper check

4 pm Beef Brand Inspection

4 pm Judging of Home Brew

4 pm Rabbits/Cavies/Eggs In Place

5 pm Judging of 4-H/FFA Feature/Poster exhibits

5 to 7 pm Poultry Inspection & Check-In

7:30 pm Mandatory Small Animal Exhibitor Meeting

 

August 10, Wednesday

Kids are free today!

8 to 10 am Receiving of Jr./Sr./4-H Baked Goods

8:30 am Judging of 4-H/FFA Swine

10 am 4-H/FFA Poultry Show, Primary to follow

10 am Range Cattle in place

11 am Judging of Jr./Sr./4-H Baked Goods

Noon FAIR OFFICIALLY OPENS

Noon 4H/FFA/4-H Open Trail Horse Show

4 pm 4-H/FFA Pygmy Goat Show, Primary Show to follow

5 pm 4H/FFA/Open Horse Halter Showmanship & Performance

10 pm Fair Closes

 

August 11, Thursday

Varied times Open Horse Show

8 to 10 am Receiving of Sr./Jr. Floriculture Fresh Arrangements, Shadow Boxes, Table Settings & Cut Flowers for Thursday Show

**Table Setting Release Times Vary by Division**

8 to 10 am Receiving of Potted Plants

8 to 10 am Receiving of all Horticulture/Agriculture

8 am Driving Singles Horse Show

9 am Rabbit/Cavy Show, Primary Show to follow

10 am 4-H/FFA Sheep Showmanship, Market, Breeding and Jr. Buckaroo

10 am Judging of Sr./Jr. Floriculture Thursday Shows, Potted Plants

10 am Judging of all Horticulture/ Agriculture

Noon FAIR OPENS

Noon Special Luncheon for Seniors sponsored by Safeway

Noon Family/Organizational Gardens to be complete

1 pm 4-H/FFA Meat Goat Showmanship, Market & Breeding

5 pm Driving Pairs Horse Show

5 pm Alpaca Show

10 pm Fair Closes

 

August 12, Friday

Varied times Open Horse Show

8 to 10 am Receiving Table Settings for Friday Show

9:30 am 4-H Dog Showmanship & Obedience

10 am 4-H/FFA Beef Show, Jr. Breeding Beef, Jr. Buckaroo, a one-hour lunch, followed by Jr. Range Cattle, followed by Range Cattle

Noon FAIR OPENS

3 pm Cattlemen’s BBQ, Social & Auction at the Range Pens

6 pm 4-H/FFA Dairy Goat, Primary Member Show (Nigerian Dwarf) to follow

Midnight Fair Closes

 

August 13, Saturday

8 to 10 am Thursday Floriculture Show Removed

8 am Gymkhana

8 to 10 am Receiving of Sr./Jr. Floriculture Fresh Arrangements, Shadow Boxes, Table Settings & Cut Flowers for Saturday Show **Table Setting Release Times Vary by Division**

9 am Large Animal Round Robin Judging

10 am Judging of Saturday Floriculture Show

Noon FAIR OPENS

2 pm Small Animal Round Robin behind Ag Barn

Midnight Fair Closes

 

August 14, Sunday

9 am Plumas-Sierra County Junior Livestock Auction

Noon FAIR OPENS

2 pm Release of Range and Open Cattle

3 to 5:30 pm Release of campers

4 pm Start tear-down of Livestock Exhibits

6 pm Release of all exhibits

7 pm to midnight Release of campers continues

7 pm American Valley Speedway Racing

10 pm Fair Closes

 

August 15, Monday

10 am to 8 pm Release of all exhibits

The schedule is subject to change. Check out the daily newsletter at the fair, The Chipper Gazette, for any up-to-the-minute changes.

 


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