Sutter Creek Events
Amador County Fair
July 23rd – 26th 2020 (Postponed to 2021)
Always the Last Weekend of July
The Amador County Fair is a good old fashioned fair with fun for everyone. From Rodeos and Tractor Pulls, to Demolition Derbys and everything in-between.
The Amador County Fair has Carnival Rides, traditional Fair Food, Art Displays, Live Music, History and much more. Visit the livestock area to see up close the many types of animals that 4H children have raised and will auction off at the Fair.
For more information and schedules visit https://www.amadorcountyfair.com/events
A BIT OF HISTORY
The 26th District Agricultural Association’s first fair was held in Ione in 1887. It was called the “Amador and Sacramento County Annual Fair.” The forerunner of our Entry Guide was called the Premium List and Speed Program, the latter referring to the very popular Harness races held on the track located in what is now Howard Park. That track had a reputation for being one of the fastest in California.
In 1938 the Fair moved to Plymouth and was held under a large tent on the playground area of what is now Plymouth Elementary School.. Those first 8.06 acres of the fair grounds were purchased from J.M. and Gladys Loyd in 1940 for the sum of $ 1,250. Lubenko sold the Fair an additional ½ acre in 1941 and in 1947 the Detert Estate sold another 23 acres to the association, also for $ 1,250…in reality, a gift to the people of Amador County in memory of W. F. Detert. In 1955, 5½ acres were sold to Oro Madre School District for the Elementary School, and then the final 5 acres were acquired from the Grielich family for $ 7,470, a total of $ 309 per acre. The cost was recovered from the newly established Fairs and Expositions Fund which received a small portion of the betting handle from the newly legalized gambling on Horse Racing (The 1933 Horse Racing Act). There has been a fair every year since, with the exception of the World War II years at which time all fairs in California were postponed.