Fun contests at the fair |

Fun contests at the fair

The “Barnyard Buckaroos” are gearin’ up for the 2008 Nevada County Fair, August 6 Ð 10, and have they got some fun contests planned for you! Here are just a few of the new arrivals for 2008.

“Y’all Can Call me ‘Martha'”: So you think you’ve got a little Martha in you? Show up at the Special Events tent at 4 p.m. on Aug. 9 (Saturday). We’ll provide the materials, and you’ll have 30 minutes to create something for the home.


Confound the Local Judge: Bring an antique tool or other object used on a farm or ranch and see if you can stump the judge on its identify. Too big to bring to the Fair? Take a photo and send it to This fun event will take place on Aug. 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the Special Events Tent.


Scuttlin’ Squashmobile Races: Attach wheels to the fastest squash from your garden and enter it in the Scuttlin’ Squashmobile Race on Aug. 8 at noon in the Magic Forest.


Text Messaging Speed Contests: So you think you can text faster than anyone? Join us on Aug. 8 from noon to 2 at the Special Events Tent for this popular event. This is for children and adults alike. Show up a half hour before the event to register.

Also in the Special Events Tent will be fun games like the “Cattle Drive,” which requires individuals to navigate a balloon through an obstacle course; “Quick Draw Squirt Gun Shoot Out;” “Cowboy Egg Toss;” and “Cowboy Relay Race.”

No entry forms or fees are required for these events. Just show up and get ready to play. There will be great prizes, not to mention great fun! For information, call (530) 273-6217 or visit

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