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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Monterey County- California’s Golden Fairs (110)

Written on October 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm, by

Huell visits the Monterey County Fair and learns why this area is known as the “Salad bowl of the world,” but this fair is not all about agriculture. There is plenty of good food, rides and even some wool spinners to entertain you. 2011

Alameda County Fair- California’s Golden Fairs (109)

Written on October 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm, by

Huell visits the Alameda County Fair which originated in 1859 in downtown Oakland as a Floral Fair. The first modern-day Fair in Pleasanton began in 1912, and has been held annually (with the exception of the war years) ever since. The Fair’s racetrackis the oldest one-mile horse racing track in America, dating back to 1858  Continue Reading »

El Dorado County Fair- California’s Golden Fairs (108)

Written on October 3, 2011 at 10:39 pm, by

Huell travels to Placerville to attend the El Dorado County Fair which is filled with all the wonderful food, rides, games and happy fairgoers that you would expect, but the big “event” is the John Studebaker Wheelbarrow Race where hardy contestants drag wheelbarrows through a chaotic obstacle course filled with water and mud. There is  Continue Reading »

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