Gold Country Fair

Let’s put the funk back into Auburn

This weekend Auburn rocked with a playoff football game, the Festival of Lights parade and much more low-cost, high-quality, family entertainment. What makes this community shine ...

Three sex offenders tracked at Gold Country Fair

Three parolees in Auburn came under the state’s “Eagle Eye” this month. According to Gordon Hinkle, press secretary for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabili ...

Fair indulges twisted food tastes

If you’re going to the Gold Country Fair this weekend you can choose from a variety of traditional fair foods. But if you have a taste for the bizarre, Jack Crawley has the snack ...

Gold Country Fair a nostalgic romp back to fun times

A trek to the annual Gold Country Fair is always a trip back in time, but this year’s edition just might be the most nostalgic ever. Couldn’t we all use a small dose of simple ...

Gold Country Fair packed with thrills

The Gold Country Fair is packed full of entertainment sure to draw oohs, aahs laughs and applause from the crowds. Whether you want to hear some live music, keep the kids happy o ...

Raising 4-H, FFA critters builds values

Placer County 4-H club and Future Farmers of America members are in the final days of preparation before their animals are auctioned off at the Gold Country Fair on Saturday. Live ...

Celebrating memories at the Gold Country Fair

The Gold Country Fair, with all its memory-making magic, kicks off today in Auburn. And whether it’s the first or 50th time you check out the fair, there’s plenty to see, tou ...

Farm a big factor at the Fair

It’s time once again for the annual excitement that is the Gold Country Fair. Beyond the midways with their neon lights and exhilarating rides, past the hucksters hawking the ...

September serving up plenty of fun

While the days of summer are dwindling away, and it’s starting to get darker earlier, there’s still plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the warm end-of-summer days. Auburn ...

Clowning around: Elephant man builds his smile machine

Andy Swan wonders aloud these days why it took him so long to convert his 1992 Ford Festiva into a car that now gets 20 laughs per gallon. The car is an eyeball-straining, over-th ...

Want a talent show? Fair Boosters sponsor a biggie

I would like to respond to Janet Peterson’s letter (Your Views, April 15). She states that the Chamber of Commerce or other entity should offer a talent show in Auburn. The Aubu ...

Plenty of ways to show off talent in Gold Country

As a Gold Country Fair employee I would like to respond to the letter from Janet Peterson regarding Auburn talent (Your Views, April 15). I would first like to compliment the two ...

Words and music

Creatures were a major feature at the Gold Country Fair this year. And rock bands drew big crowds, too. “The two huge hits of the fair have been the tigers and the reptile exhib ...

Bidding bonanza

Some of the steers and hogs auctioned Saturday at the Gold Country Fair will feed hungry, unemployed residents who visit Auburn’s Salvation Army, thanks to the Feed the Hungry pr ...

Quilters display their needlework expertise at Gold Country Fair

A piece of American heritage is thriving at the Gold Country Fair this weekend. Two local quilting guilds are keeping their art alive while educating fellow quilters and helpin ...