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: $15 Unlimited Tasting Wristband (must be 21 years+ with ID)
Vendor Application | Event Map
Please no pets, coolers or outside food / drinks. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase.


BrewFest Attn. Breweries:
2016 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!

Time Event Place
All Day BrewFest & Wine Tasting
$15 Unlimited Tasting – 21 years and older
Marshall Building
  Mustang Car Show (not yet confirmed) Plaza
  Horseshoes & Corn Hole Main Lawn
  Tiki Bar Tiki Bar
  Pony Rides Apple Tree Area
  Kiddie Corral
sponsored by Ag in the Classroom
FREE Kids Activities!
Kiddie Corral
  Gold Panning
FREE for all ages
Near Kiddie Corral
  Hay Maze
sponsored by Cool Feed & Ranch Supply
FREE for all ages
Plaza Lawn
  Baby Corner
sponsored by First 5
Log Cabin near Milton Pavilion
  Blacksmith Demonstrations Beer Tree Lawn
  Buckle Bonanza Horse Show Henningsen Pavilion
  Western Art Show and Sale Corker Building
  Country Living Photo Show Corker Building
  Stage Coach Rides (not yet confirmed)
sponsored by Doc Wiser
FREE for all ages!
The Avenue
11:00 National Anthem Budweiser Stage
  Cornbread Entries accepted Tiki Bar
11:15 Cornbread Judging Tiki Bar
11:30 CHECK IN: Mutton Bustin' Milton Pavilion
  Entertainment (updated soon)
Plays all day (breaks and contests in between)
Budweiser Stage
11:30 -2:00 Chili Judging, Salsa Competition and Tasting
Tasting Tickets | $10 - Adults | $5 - Children 11 & under
Main Lawn
12:00 Mutton 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
12:30 Cowboys Poetry Budweiser Stage
1:00 Harmonica Contest Budweiser Stage
2:00 Butts in Blue Jeans Contest
Free to Judge | Free to Enter
Budweiser Stage
  Mustache Contest
Free to Judge | Free to Enter
Budweiser Stage
  Music (updated soon) Main Stage
2:30 Entertainment (updated soon) Budweiser Stage
  • 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 facility. The designated smoking area on the grounds for your convenience is on the Main Lawn—except within 25 feet of shade structures, animal exhibits, children's attractions or food booths.
  • 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.