Placer County Fair ~ A Good Thing Growing!

Placer County Fair ~ A Good Thing Growing!

The 82nd Annual Placer County Fair will take place on June 20-23 in Roseville. A Good Thing Growing is the theme for this year’s fair, which is quite fitting in light of the recent transformation of the property that was formerly known as the Placer County Fairgrounds. Re-branded as @the Grounds, this venue shines from the beautiful renovations to all the major buildings, the barns, the walkways, the main parking lot, and it is now fully ADA compliant.
“County fairs are designed to bring the community together while showcasing what makes that county special,” explained @the Grounds CEO David Attaway. “With the wealth of talented youth and adults we have right here in Placer County, and all we have planned for @the Grounds, we can’t think of a better theme to encompass all of it- A Good Thing Growing indeed!”
Do you or your children have a hidden talent that you’re ready to showcase? Is your child a master at Legos or Knex? Guess what! There is a category for that! Do you have a little Martha Stewart on your hands? If so, have them enter one of the many baking or canning categories. Or maybe they would like to try their hand at the table setting or silk and dried arrangements. Do you and your little one love to garden? Create a whimsical fairy garden together and show it in this year’s fair! Does your child spend hours painting, coloring, or drawing? Or maybe they love photography and taking selfies. Rather than having those cute pictures lay around the house or those darling photos just sit on your camera roll, enter the best ones this year!
Whatever your or your child’s special talent and interests are, be sure to share that creativity by entering one or more of the many still exhibit categories at the Placer County Fair! There are more than 100 divisions to choose from, plus youth and teens can enter for FREE! Adults have a $5 per entry fee with cash awards of $5 to each adult Best of Division, and $25 for each adult Best of Show. Every exhibitor will receive one free one-day pass to the fair so you can come see your entry on full display! The still exhibit entry form deadline is on May 31 and can be downloaded online at placercountyfair.org.
Whether you enter or not, checking out the fair is a family-fun outing you will not want to miss! Fairgoers will experience an amazing and accommodating venue, along with all the traditional county fair attractions, including live music and entertainment, livestock and still exhibits, carnival rides, tasty treats, local wines and beers and much more. This year we will have fireworks every night of the fair! Yes, you read that right – each night right around 10 p.m., there will be fireworks on display for all the fairgoers to enjoy! We are also thrilled to announce that for the first-time ever, the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs will be bringing their highly entertaining pig races and interactive tractor pedal pullers to the Placer County Fair! Be sure to check the website for scheduling as these shows promise good, old-fashion fun at its finest!
Also new this year: Sunday, June 23 will be Family Day, with all types of special family-centered attractions! Johnson Hall will be transformed into Placer Place, where the stage will feature local live entertainment acts throughout the day and with help from our friends at the Arts Council of Placer County, will be filled with free activity booths for youth to explore.
Mark your calendars for June 20-23 and come experience A Good Thing Growing at the Placer County Fair! Hours of operation will be 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On Sunday, the fair will be open noon to 11 p.m. Parking is $10 per vehicle, carnival unlimited rides wristbands can be purchased in advance for just $25 and on the day of for $30. Admission prices are as follows: $7 for adults 13 and up, $3 for seniors 55 and up, $2 for youth ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 5.
If you have any questions, please email us at fairinfo@atthegrounds.com or call the office at 916-701-8181. Bookmark our website placercountyfair.org and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, @PlacerCoFair, for breaking announcements, giveaways and all things fair!

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