Fair food

illustration by mark stivers

Dixon May Fairgrounds

655 S. First St.
Dixon, CA 95620

The Dixon May Fair has built a solid reputation for bringing high-caliber entertainment to the region. This year, Snoop Dogg, the English Beat and Kellie Pickler will entertain fairgoers. But another reason to attend is the fair food. Sure, there’s always your standard greasy food that tastes so good after a few beers—funnel cakes, fried corndogs, barbecue, etc. But check out the Interior Living Showcase for more refined food-related activities, including a preserved-foods showcase, baked-food contest, decorated-cake contest and cooking contest. You’ll find high-caliber artisanal jams, olive oils, vinegars, bread, cookies and pies. Not to mention a home-winemaking competition over at the Floriculture Showcase, and the Solano County Wine Pavilion offering premium wines from the Central Valley. No wonder the Dixon May Fair is the longest continually running fair in California. It runs May 10 to 13. Visit www.dixonmayfair.com for more information.