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Fair Summer

Published on: August 08, 2014

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Fairer things to come: All Alaskan Pedal Drags (left) and Slim & Minnie (right) at Plumas-Sierra County Fair

When you talk about your summer, hopefully it’s been fair–as in county fair. California’s network of 76 fairgrounds are a way of life for some. They are hubs of economic activity, generating millions of dollars for the state and local economies. They provide $855 million in annual income for over 25,000 full-time workers and generate $2.8 billion, or $126 million in sales taxes. This week several fairs that began in July draw to a close on Sunday as the Orange County Fair finishes a month-long run, Sonoma County Fair begins packing up, and Ventura County Fair says ‘so long’ for another year.

Here’s a Fair Weekend in a Nutshell— with Plenty More to Come!

Costa Mesa – Orange County Fair closes August 10
Santa Rosa – Sonoma County Fair closes August 10
Ventura County Fair closes August 10
Grass Valley – Nevada County Fair August 6-10, 2014
Hayfork – Trinity County Fair August 8-10, 2014
Yreka – Siskiyou Golden Fair August 6-10, 2014

Fairs that start next week:

Ferndale – Humboldt County Fair August 13-24
Quincy – Plumas Sierra County Fair August 13-17
Woodland – Yolo County Fair August 13-17
Lancaster – Antelope Valley Fair August 15-24

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