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 a rich history to this madness, as the Studebaker car company got its start in Placerville where John Studebaker made wheel barrows for the early gold miners before moving onto wagons and eventually cars.

2011