Funnel Cake Contest

Funnel Cake Eating Contest Daily
in the Clifton & Warren Kids' Corral

Free to enter with Fair admission. Pre-entry not required. Speed contest. Adult and Children's age groups. Come hungry!

Big Wheel Race

Kids Big Wheel Races Daily at 6:00pm
near the Organ Room Lawn

Free to enter with Fair admission (4-7 years old). Pre-entry not required. Everyone gets a ribbon for participating. Arrive five minutes early to get your place in the competition. Sponsored by Gold Country Ace Hardware

Rubicon Jeep Jamboree Challenge

Experience the
Rubicon Challenge Sunday at 2:00pm

Brought to you by Jeepers Jamboree, El Dorado County and the Rubicon Trail Foundation. Advance registration required. To register, email the Experience the Rubicon Challenge Registration Form to or the Fair office.

Mutton Busting

Mutton Bustin' Friday following the Pee Wee Rodeo
We still have spots!

Sponsored by Doug Veerkamp. Young cowboys and girls ride for fame and glory! Buckles awarded to winners! Entry Form
Check in is at 5:00 pm at Henningsen Arena.

Wheelbarrow race

John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races Saturday at 5:00pm

Calling all men, women, boys & girls – enter the Wheelbarrow Races today!
Enter Online! Watch from the grandstands! Free to attend with fair admission.

Look a like contest

Father's Day look-a-like Contest Sunday at 3:00pm

Sign Up at 2:50pm near the Community Stage. Categories for all! Father/Son • Father/Daughter • Mother/child • Multi-generations

Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting Friday

Prizes: 1st Place - $100 • 2nd Place - $75 • 3rd Place – $25. Cash prizes will only be paid if there are five exhibitors or more. Adults age 18+. Pre-registration required, due May 24 with free admission, same day signup June 16 – must pay admission. Entry fee is $10. Check-in between 12:00-2:00pm, completed by 6:00pm. Exhibitors will have an entry ticket at will call (Armory Road Gate) on day of contest. More information and Entry Form

Miss El Dorado

El Dorado County Pageant Thursday at 5:30pm
Community Stage

Areas of competition: formal wear, casual wear (fair wear), on-stage question & panel interview
Age divisions: Jr. Miss: ages 12-15, Teen: ages 16-19, Miss: ages 20-29
Questions: email or call/text: 530.306.1199

Accepting applications thru June 3

Game Show logo

Have you ever wanted to compete in
a Game Show? Now's your chance!
Daily in the Theater

Not So Newlywed Game
The Best Friend Challenge
Father Knows Best
check schedule for times

Pre-registration is NOT required. Arrive 10 minutes early to enter.

Pee Wee Rodeo

Pee Wee Rodeo Friday at 2:00pm

Sponsored by Doug Veerkamp Engineering
Little Buckaroos: (3-5 yrs): Goat Undresssing, Stick Horse Racing, Wagon Hay Hauling
Junior Pardners: (6-8 yrs): Bull Dummy Roping, Wagon Hay Hauling, Goat Milking
Buckles awarded to winner in each age group. 
Entry Form Registration: Entry Fee - $5, deadline June 9, 4:00pm in Fair Office.
Late Entries $10 June 11 through June 16.
Entry Form

Hay Bucking

Hay Bucking Contest Saturday at 6:00pm

Sponsored by Clifton and Warren
Scored on speed-and quality of the load for the older groups. Watch the little ones figure out a technique of their own to get the hay into the truck with the help of a partner the same size... Lots of fun to watch/participate! Free to enter with Fair admission. Two people per team. Register at the Equestrian Arena. Trophies to winning teams Youth • Women's • Co-ed • Men's.

Truck & Smoker Tractor Pulls

L&L Productions Truck & Smoker Tractor Pulls Friday, at 6:00pm
Registration 11:00am - 4:00pm
In Grandstand

Super Pull event that will feature a variety of Hot Rod Trucks, Street 4x4 Truck Pulling, and Tractor classes as well! Competitors welcome.First 100 kids in the gate get a free candy bar.
Registration Information

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