The Nevada County Fair is now in the books, and this year’s fair was terrific! It was well attended, the weather was great, and it was energizing to see so many (mostly) smiling faces. The marigolds along Gold Path did not disappoint —it is a lovely setting, and really, there was something for everyone.

So “how did you do at the fair?”, a common question for those who entered something into one of thousands of classes of entries. From the looks of it, there were lots of winners. The Northern Mines building housed the beautiful displays of baked goods, fruits and vegetables, preserved foods and honey, bonsai plants, eggs, as well as art and collectables from adults and youth classes. Of course, each year I try to make a habit of seeing which are the winning vegetables, fruits and preserves. The judges (from outside Nevada County) take time to evaluate each entry, and use the California Food & Agricultural Code for definitions and requirements for each classification.

Ann Wright: The winner’s circle

Congratulations to the fair staff, volunteers, and all the winners and those who took the time to enter! They all make the winners circle!