Demonstrations

El Dorado County Fair Demonstrations

El Dorado Savings Flowers and Plants Building

Got a problem in your garden or just want to talk about your love of gardening? Stop by the Master Gardener information table in the Floriculture building to chat with one of our volunteers.

TimeTopicSpeaker
Thursday, June 16
2:00pm Culinary Herbs Jan Keahey & Laura Costa
3:00pm All About Succulents Bobbie Handen
4:00pm Planning a Canning Garden Summer Brausel
5:00pm Worm Composting Cindy Young & OJ Gow
     
Friday, June 17
2:00pm Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Pam Lane
3:00pm 3 Winged Invaders Coming Your Way – Beware! Phyllis Lee
     
Saturday, June 18
2:00pm Lightweight Flower Pots Eddie Basham
3:00pm Butterfly Gardens for Schools and Home Catherine Mone
4:00pm When the Garden Bites Back! Charlie Basham
     
Sunday, June 19
2:00pm Bees Bernie Ruzicka
3:00pm Propagation from Cuttings and Seeds Mary Hoblit
4:00pm Bees Bernie Ruzicka

Times and Stages subject to change.

Cooking Stage in the Theater with Gary Gilligan, Official Fair Chef

Time Topic
Thursday, Senior and Kids’ Day
12:30Decorate your own cupcake (first 20 kids)
1:30Ice Cream Making (first 15 Teams)
2:30Cowboy Mac & Cheese
3:30One pot meals
4:30Health Food Challenge
Friday, Teen Day — Featuring 12-year-old, “Chopped” Junior winner, Mason Partak
1:00 Chef Mason
2:30Ice Cream Making (first 15 Teams)
4:15Chef Mason
6:00Taco Mania
Saturday
11:30Brunch time
1:00Appetizers
2:15Ice Cream Making (first 15 Teams)
4:00Zoodles
6:00 It’s Italian
Father’s Day
1:00Brunch with dad
2:15Ice Cream Making (first 15 Teams)
3:30 Zoodles
4:45 One Pot Cooking
6:00 Slider Heaven  

Times and Stages subject to change.

Home Arts Building

Tantalize your taste buds FREE at the Master Food Preservers booth in the Home Arts Building daily until 10pm. El Dorado County Master Food Preservers have a variety of home preserved foods for you to sample:

  • Sauerkraut
  • Sweet Dill Chips (A fair favorite)
  • Pickled Asparagus
  • Pepper Jelly
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Lemon Curd (Don't let the name fool you it's heaven on a cracker!)

If you like what you taste, you can buy the recipes for all of the samplers for just $1. Master Food Preservers are passionate about food preservation and eager to answer your questions, share stories, and give you another taste of your favorite sample!

For questions about safe home food preservation or to schedule a guest speaker for organizations or clubs, call the Master Food Preservers at (530) 621-5506. For more information, visit us online at ucanr.edu/edmfp. Sign up to receive our Master Food Preservers E-Newsletter a ucanr.edu/mfpenews.

Time Topic
Thursday
2:00Safe Use of Steam Canners
5:00How to use your Water Bath Canner
7:00 All About Pressure Canners
Friday
2:00 How to use your Water Bath Canner
5:00 All About Pressure Canners
7:00 Safe Use of Steam Canners  
Saturday
12:00 All About Pressure Canners  
3:00 Safe Use of Steam Canners
6:00 How to use your Water Bath Canner
Sunday
2:00 Safe Use of Steam Canners
5:00 How to use your Water Bath Canner
7:00 All About Pressure Canners  

Times and Stages subject to change.

On Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Hangtown Fibers Guild will provide fairgoers with the opportunity to see the making of cloth from nearly start to finish. THey will card, spin, ply and weave a shawl...answer your questions...all in the spirit of fun and learning. Don't miss this wonderful demonstration in the Corker Building.

Open: Thursday and Friday: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-8:00 pm and Sunday: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Entrance to the Museum is included with Fair admission | Printable Schedule

Ongoing

  • Tour the County Museum and Museum Yard
  • Historic Clothing Exhibits 100 Years of Military Uniforms; Parties and Prom: Fashion and Needlework in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Outdoor Exhibits El Dorado County History in Photographs: Forgotten Towns of the Gold Rush, El Dorado County Communities, Wagon Roads to Highways, In the Age of Railroads
  • El Dorado Western Railroad Schedules and Information – want to learn more about this program and how you can participate?
  • Shay Locomotive Restoration Project in the Museum Yard
  • Publications on Local History available for sale in the Museum’s book store
TimeEvent
Thursday
12-8:00 Wheelbarrow Johnny's Gold Rush, a film about John Studebaker
12-7:00 Historical Clothing and Textiles Gallery Talk
12-6:00 Discovering Local History activities for children in the Research Room
12-5:00Panning For Gold – Uncle Fuzzy Mason and Friends
12-4:00 Hands-on-History activities for children – Jill Kearney and Friends
Friday
12-7:00 Find a Mine: Researching Gold Rush & Historical Mines in El Dorado County – Bill Gray
12-7:00 Historical Clothing and Textiles Gallery Talk
12-6:00Discovering Local History – Research Room volunteers
12-5:00Panning For Gold – Uncle Fuzzy Mason and Friends
Saturday
10-7:00Find a Mine: Researching Gold Rush & Historical Mines in El Dorado County – Bill Gray
10-7:00Historical Clothing and Textiles Gallery Talk
10-6:00Panning For Gold – Uncle Fuzzy Mason and Friends
10-6:00 Discovering Local History – Research Room volunteers
10-6:00 D & C Shay Locomotive Restoration Project - Museum Volunteers
10 -4:00Hands-on-History activities for children – Jill Kearney and Friends
10-2:00 Operating Antique Engines – Museum Volunteers
Sunday
12-7:00 Historical Clothing and Textiles Gallery Talk
12-6:00 Finding Your Way: Historic Maps and Trails in El Dorado County – Dee Owens
12-5:00Panning For Gold – Uncle Fuzzy Mason and Friends

Times and Stages subject to change.