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From Sacramento: Take Highway 50 East. Placerville is about 45 minutes out of Sacramento. Take Placerville Drive/Forni Rd exit. Stay to the right and pass back over the highway.
From South Lake Tahoe: Take Highway 50 West. Placerville is about 1 1/2 hours out of South Lake Tahoe. Take the second Placerville Drive exit. Turn right onto Placerville Drive.
From Plymouth: Take Highway 49 North to El Dorado, turn Right on Pleasant Valley Rd, turn left on Missouri Flat Rd. Take Hwy 50 East one exit to Placerville Dr/Forni Rd. exit. stay to the right and pass over the freeway.
From Auburn: Take Highway 49 South to Coloma, take road straight out of Coloma, Cold Springs RD. Follow to Cool Water Creek Rd. (second stop sign), turn right to Green Valley Rd. turn left to Placerville Drive (stop light), turn Right on to Placerville Drive.
Fairgrounds Access Gates:
Placerville Drive Gate: Go straight through stoplights. Placerville Dr. Gate will be on the East side, across from Big O Tires.
Armory Rd. Gate: Go straight through stoplights. Turn (Right from Freeway or Left from Auburn route) at the Shell Station (Armory Road). Armory Rd. Gate is straight ahead.
Parking Tiers: Go straight through stoplights. Turn (Right from Freeway or Left from Auburn route) at the Shell Station (Armory Road). Armory Rd. Gate is straight ahead, parking tiers are on left.
Fair Lane Gate: Turn East at Fair Lane Hwy 50 Frontage Road. Fair Lane Gate is on left just past Denny's.
Red Gate: ballfield/pit entrance
Race Gate: grandstand entrance from parking tiers
Brown Gate: next to Henningsen Pavilion and Log Cabin
Purple Gate: inside Brown Gate, next to washracks entering livestock parking
Secret Gate: entrance off County Building C road, into livestock parking