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5 Fun Events At The Yolo County Fair

The 80th Yolo County Fair will be here tomorrow night.  Here are five fun events at this year’s Fair, plus links to the Fair’s daily event calendar are below.

fair_organ(1)-2Calliope | We’re bringing the calliope back.  Years ago a circus rented the grounds but couldn’t pay for it so the Manager at the time agreed to take a calliope in exchange.  I am not sure how many years it was played at our fair before it was given to the Shriners.  They changed it around so they could show it in parades.  It doesn’t look like it did but it will sound great. – Rita Moore, CEO Yolo County Fair

pearsOpening Night Gala | Wednesday 8/17 6:00 pm -8:00 pm.  Socialize with local growers and enjoy everything from olive oil to local restaurant treats.  Pre-purchase tickets here

photo-1465060810938-30bbe7c40e76Birthday Bash | Wednesday 8/17.  Four bands, including the 50 piece Woodland Community Band, will kick off the fair in style.

yolo_idol15th Annual Yolo Idol | Thursday 8/18 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Cambi Brown from CBS Channel 13 is this year’s Master of Ceremonies. And contestants can now play an instrument, a new feature to this year’s competition.  Get there early and grab a seat, it’s sure to fill up fast.

home_town_heros(3)2nd Annual Hometown Heroes: Battle of the Bands |Thursdy 8/18 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm, immediately following Yolo Idol.  Four bands, representing Yolo County, have been selected to compete.  The winner will be partially judged on crowd participation and reaction so head over there to enjoy an evening of music.

2016 Yolo County Fair Daily Event Lists:

Wednesday’s Events

Thursday’s Events

Friday’s Events

Saturday’s Events

Sunday’s Events

Fair Grounds map


All photos (except Birthday Bash) provided by the Yolo County Fair

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