Cowboys and Cornbread

Sunday July 17, 2016 | 11am to 4 pm

Featuring the Hangtown Harmonica Championship, BrewFest and Buckle Bonanza Horse Show

Now in its 6th year, Cowboys and Cornbread is a day long celebration of western living and old-fashioned fun at El Dorado County Fair & Event Center in Placerville, California.
Cowboys and Cornbread

$15 Per Carload (up to 6 people per car, includes on grounds parking) | $6 parking in tiers | $3 per person walk-in | 6 & under free
Tasting Ticket: Chili & Salsa: $10 Adults | $5 Children 11 & under
BrewFest: $20 advance/ $25 at Gate Ticketless Tasting Wristband (must be 21+ with ID)
Vendor Application | Event Map Coming Soon
Please no pets, coolers or outside food / drinks. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase.


BrewFestAttn. Breweries:
2017 Application

Horse Show

Buckle Bonanza Horse ShowApplication

Stick Pony Races

Mutton Bustin'Application Pre-register

FREE Pee Wee Rodeo
(Kids 12 & Under) follows


Harmonica ChampionshipApplication

Cornbread Competition

Cornbread Contest Application

$10 Per Entry
1st $50 | 2nd $25 | 3rd $15

Salsa tasting

Salsa ContestApplication

$10 Per Entry
1st $50 | 2nd $25 | 3rd $15

Chili Tasting

Chili Cook OffApplication

$20 Per Entry
1st $250 | 2nd $100 | 3rd $75

Cowboy Poetry

Cowboy PoetryApplication

Western Art Show and Sale

The Cowboys and Cornbread Western Art Show is designed to celebrate the American West's heritage, scenery and the western way of life. We are looking for artists with original works of art who share the same passion of Western Living as we do. Jewelry, Hats, Portraits, horseshoe art, most anything you've created that can be attributed to western theme, accepted. Application

Country Living Photo Contest and Show

1.) Choose your Favorite "Country Living" photograph you've taken in the last 3 years.
2.) Print and fill out the Entry Form, turn it into the Fair office by July 13th to be entered to win!
3.) Come see your photo in the show at Cowboys and Cornbread!

All DayBrewFest and Wine Tasting
$20 advance/$25 Door Ticketless Craft Brew and Wine Tasting – 21 years and older | Purchase Wristband
Marshall Building
 Horseshoes & Corn HoleMain Lawn
 Tiki BarTiki Bar
 Pony RidesApple Tree Area
 Gold Panning
FREE for all ages
Main Lawn
  Hay Maze & Kiddie Corral
sponsored by Cool Feed & Ranch Supply
FREE for all ages
Main Lawn
 Baby Corner
sponsored by First 5
Log Cabin near Milton Pavilion
 Blacksmith DemonstrationsBeer Tree Lawn
 Buckle Bonanza Horse ShowHenningsen Pavilion
 Western Art Show and SaleCorker Building
 Country Living Photo ShowCorker Building
 Stage Coach Rides
sponsored by Doc Wiser
FREE for all ages!
The Avenue
9:00 Buckle Bonanza Horse Show | DAY TWO!  
11:00 GATES OPEN!  
 National AnthemParker Development Stage
  Haley O'Ryan
Live music, plays all day (breaks and contests in between)
11:30Cornbread Entries acceptedTiki Bar
 CHECK IN: Mutton Bustin'Milton Pavilion
 Entertainment (updated soon)
Plays all day (breaks and contests in between)
Parker Development Stage
11:30 -2:00Chili Judging, Salsa Competition and Tasting
Tasting Tickets | $10 - Adults | $5 - Children 11 & under
Main Lawn
11:45 Cornbread Entries Judged  
12:00Mutton Bustin' begins!
sponsored by Veerkamp Engineering
followed by
Pee Wee Rodeo (12 & under)
sponsored by Gold Country Bail Bonds
Stick Horse Racing • Hay Bucking
Milton Pavilion
12:30Cowboys PoetryParker Development Stage
1:00Harmonica ContestParker Development Stage
2:00Butts in Blue Jeans Contest
Free to Judge | Free to Enter
Parker Development Stage
 Mustache Contest
Free to Judge | Free to Enter
Parker Development Stage

Virginia Reel Class
with Haley O'Ryan

Main Stage
3:45 Chili Winner AnnouncedParker Development Stage
  Salsa Awards Announced  
  • El Dorado County Fair & Event Center Policy
  • No Pets allowed on the grounds with the exception of Service Dogs.
  • No bicycles, quads or skateboards allowed.
  • No guns or weapons allowed even with CCW permit.
  • No outside food or beverage allowed except UNOPENED sealed plastic water bottles. Baby food and special dietetic foods will be allowed. NO Coolers. NO alcohol may be brought in.
  • EMPTY refillable bottles may be brought in to be filled with water after entering the grounds.
  • El Dorado County Fair & Event Center is a non-smoking/non-puffing facility. The designated smoking area on the grounds is on the Main Lawn—except within 25 feet of shade structures, animal exhibits, children's attractions or food booths. This includes e-cigarettes. No marijuana allowed on grounds.
  • Please be advised that photographs and video may be taken at events for use by the Fair and its licensees on their websites, press and marketing materials and in other publications and productions. By entering the event, you consent to the Fair and its licensees to photograph, video and/or use your image and likeness.

For more information, please contact the Fair Office at 530-621-5860.