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Date Night
Hippity Hop Contest
Mini Rodeo
Personal Appearance By Mario Andretti
Bounty Challenge BBQ
Ladies' Hat Day With Guest Emcee Guy Fieri

August 14-24, 2014, will be the 118th Annual Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale, CaliforniaWELCOME TO THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY FAIR,
AUGUST 14-24, 2014
"THE BOUNTY OF THE COUNTY"

Everyone Admitted Free:
MONDAY, AUGUST 18

Seniors' Day:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

Kids' Day:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

Pierson's Day (Free Racing Admission)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Subject to change without notice.

   

eVERY DAY

Livestock Gate "D" opens at 8 a.m. All other gates open at 11 a.m. All times and events are subject to change without notice. Look for the Fair's People Mover in the parking area at the fair if you'd like a ride to and from the front gate

exhibit halls
open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

admission prices

$8 General (13-61)
$6 Senior (62+)
$4 Children (6-12) younger than 6 admitted free
$3 Racing
$4 Parking (per vehicle)

carnival of fun

$25 Carnival Ride Pass

Entertainment

Midway - Stage - Friendship Square - East Lawn - Livestock Area

friendship square

Entertainment - Food - Exhibits - Bigfoot has been spotted.  Be on the alert!

hindley hall

Commercial Exhibits - Tsunami Room - Slot Cars (Closes at 8 p.m. final day of fair)

Belotti Hall

Handmade Items - Baked Goods (Closes at 7 p.m final day of fair)

HALL OF FLOWERS

Prize-winning Displays of Colorful Flowers

FINE ARTS BUILDING

Juried Art - Adult Fine Art - Amateur, Professional and Advanced Amateur Photography - Youth Art

Livestock

Young Exhibitors' Livestock on exhibit August 13-17
Goat Cheese Reception & Dairy Doe Show: Friday, August 15
Dairy Heifer Replacement Sale: Saturday, August 16
Dairy Doe Replacement Auction: Saturday, August 16
Young Exhibitors' Livestock Auction Sale: Sunday, August 17
Change-over Days: Monday & Tuesday (Demonstration livestock available for viewing)
Adult Exhibitors' Livestock on exhibit August 20-24

HORSE Racing

Live racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Special Days at the 118TH Fair

Thursday, August 14

Opening Ceremony
Begins at 10:45 a.m. Supervisor Rex Bohn leads parade through the midway highlighting the "Bounty of the County," from atop a camel.
Mad River Community Honor Guard, 11:30 am at Friendship Square

Date Night:
Happy hour at 5 p.m., free flower for first women on date, date night specials at the concessions and carnival

Friday, August 15

Seniors' Day: 62 and older admitted free

Saturday, August 16

Sunday, August 17

Monday, August 18

FREE admission.
County Bounty Days: Local Market Day, featuring music by Lindsey Battle

Bring your shopping bags to purchase locally grown vegetables, locally made products, organic products. Talk to Humboldt Made producers, sample their wares.

Tuesday, August 19

County Bounty Days: Humboldt Outdoors Day, featuring music by M Notes

Backpacking, kayaking, fishing, hunting...Come explore all that Humboldt has to offer. Watch mule packing demonstrations. Meet local running and fitness groups. It’s the 150th anniversary of the California Park Services. Humboldt Outdoors will feature everything outdoors that enables all of us to enjoy the natural beauty of Humboldt County.

MARIO ANDRETTI LIVE AT THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY FAIR!Wednesday, August 20

Kids' Day: ages 12 and younger admitted free
County Bounty Days: Firefighters & First Responders Celebration Day

Come cheer on firefighters and first responders from all over the county during our Historic Fire Truck mini-parade featuring beautifully restored historical fire trucks and apparatus. Displays and demonstrations will all be part of a colorful, fun day. See the latest in equipment and techniques.

Personal Appearance by Mario Andretti

FREE face painting by GIRL FRIDAY for 4 hours on August 20 between noon and 4 pm

Thursday, August 21

County Bounty Days: Western Roundup

We’ve rounded up Humboldt’s cowgirls and cowboys for an exciting bull riding, lasso twirling time. A professional Bull O’Rama will highlight the day, plus a lively Western BBQ Cook-Off. Check out the special animal scramble and mutton busting fun for the kids. Come celebrate Humboldt’s rich western heritage.
Bounty Challenge BBQ
Mini Rodeo under the grandstands, 12 to 6 pm

Friday, August 22

Pierson's Day at the Races: Free racing admission

Ladies Hat DaySaturday, August 23

Ferndale Jockey Club
Ferndale Jockey Club Day
Ladies' Hat Day with Guy Fieri, emcee

Guy Fieri, guest emcee

Sunday, August 24

Hispanic Heritage Day

mariachi Lucha Libre Wrestlers

humboldt county fair association

MISSION STATEMENT

The Humboldt County Fair Association provides educational, entertainment and recreational opportunities
for the general public while preserving and promoting the agricultural heritage of California's North Coast
by showcasing the talents, interests, character and achievements of the residents of Humboldt County.

Richard Conway , General Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 2014

Tim Renner, President
Cindy Olsen, 1st Vice President
Jeff Farley, 2nd Vice President

Mel Berti, Fortuna
Clarence Bugenig, Ferndale
Al Cooper, Eureka
Lawrence Dwight, McKinleyville
Sandy Hanks, Arcata
Darren Hansen, Ferndale
Jay Hight, D.V.M., Bayside
Travis Low, Fortuna
Jack Macdonald, Eureka
Duane Martin, Ferndale
Dave Mogni, Ferndale
Robert Prior, Eureka
Johanna Rodoni, Scotia
Steve Ross, Fortuna
Wayne Wilson, Fortuna

Honorary Directors

Bill Branstetter, Capetown
Don Becker, Ferndale
John Burger, Eureka
Ken Christen, Loleta
Cathy Coppini, Tillamook, OR
Valerie Davis, Arcata
John Dimmick, Benbow
Donald Giacomini, Ferndale
Harold Hunt, Arcata
Irv Parlato, Fortuna
Herbert Peterson Jr., Arcata
Jack Russ, Ferndale
James Timmons, Arcata

DEPARTMENT SUPERINTENDENTS

Bonnie Austin, Floriculture, Preserved Foods
Susan Combes, Entries & Exhibits
Katy Boucher, Fine Arts & Children's Art
Amy Fairbanks, Goats & Rabbits
Bonnie Griffiths, Business Assistant
Phil Scott, Maintenance
Jamie Bell, Gardens, Grounds
Harry Majors, Poultry, Horticulture
Brenda Ontiveros, Home Arts
Jana Pimental, Livestock
Nadine Bass, Commercial

STATE OFFICIALS

Jerry Brown, Governor of California
Karen Ross, Secretary, Department of Food & Agriculture
Rebecca Desmond, Director, Division of Fairs & Expositions
Jared Huffman, Congressman, 1st District
Wes Chesbro, State Assembly 2nd District
Noreen Evans, California State Senator

COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Virginia Bass, Eureka
Rex Bohn, Eureka
Estelle Fennell, Fortuna
Mark Lovelace, Arcata
Ryan Sundberg, McKinleyville

 
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