2008 El Dorado County Fair
Is there any reason to go to another county fair, like, say, the El Dorado County Fair this weekend? Besides people-watching; livestock events; a destruction derby; cultural dance troupes; comedy shows; a hypnotist; wheelbarrow races; magic shows by a 15-year-old wearing an I Dream of Jeannie costume; and musical performances ranging from rock, R&B, country, drumline, jazz and bluegrass; there’s Gascar barnyard-animal car racing. And while you ponder what that could possibly entail, check out the full schedule of the four-day fair online (www.eldoradocountyfair.org/schedule.html). There are even discount days for kids, teens and seniors. And if you’re not into the homing-pigeon demonstrations (why the heck not?), you could always settle for … the emu show? Or the carnival rides; you can ride them until midnight.