Placer County Fair

Quilter takes shapes

Breck Smith could tell the older lady working at the quilt shop wasn’t too keen on him when he first walked through the front door. “I was wearing cowboy boots, I have tattoos ...

4-H girls ‘shoot for the stars’ at fair

Members of the Eureka/Granite Bay 4-H club named their Placer County Fair booth “Shooting for the Stars” to match the fair’s “Goin’ Hollywood” theme. The girls assembl ...

‘Goin’ Hollywood’ at Placer County Fair

What’s the theme? Goin’ Hollywood! And what’s Hollywood without the stunt artists that make the action heroes look good? Peek behind the scenes of filmmaking with the fair ...

County fairs in jeopardy

County fairs are in the bull’s eye as the state looks for ways to cut the budget. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to eliminate the $32 million funding for 2012 could put 29 fairs ...

'Wild and Free' fair features rides, games, demolition derby

AJ Isca went round and round and upside down in The Zipper. His grandfather Mike Lehman stood in the heat of the Friday afternoon sun and waited patiently, trying to catch a glimp ...

Lawnmower races rev up the Placer County Fair

Mr. Mow Ron doesn’t mess around. Nor does The Turfinator or Pro-Grassinator. All three men hop on a lawnmower and quickly get the work done. But that “work” isn’t the typi ...

No excitment in Placer County Fair

My comment is about the Placer County Fair held June 25-28. Growing up in Roseville there was excitement in the air when everyone knew the fair was being set-up. A parade from Wo ...

Fair’s got the ticket to summer fun

What: Placer County FairWhere: 800 All America Blvd., RosevilleWhen: 5-11 p.m. Thursday; 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday; noon to 11 p.m. Sunday Ticket prices an ...

Sharks set to attack Placer County Fair

For most people, hanging out in an enclosed tank with four sharks swimming around isn’t exactly relaxing. But Philip Peters has a funny way of chilling out. “When I’m in t ...