• Siskiyou Golden Fair


    The Tony Nicoletti Jackpot Show entry forms are now available online at www.sisqfair.com. Junior beef cattle exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the contest on Mother’s Day weekend, May 9-11, 2014. The Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds will host the most prestigious cattle jackpot on the west coast and it will be an excellent opportunity for local youth to witness some of the finest fitting and showing techniques anywhere.

    The weekend activities will kick off Friday, May 9 with the Scott Valley Bank fitting contest, where exhibitors will have 90 minutes to wash and fit an animal. Immediately following the fitting contest, Belcampo Butchery will be serving up BBQ for $5.00 per plate for the community, sponsors and exhibitors.

    On Saturday morning, The Tony Nicoletti Memorial Jackpot will start at 10:00 am. Exhibitors from all over California and Oregon will compete for the title of “Grand Champion” and the $1,250.00 of prize money that comes along with it. (more…)

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     style=The 2014 Siskiyou Central Credit Union was the place to be on Saturday and Sunday March 15 & 16 as the first ever NorCal Invitational Chainsaw Carving Championships crowned a “Quick Carve” and a “Main Carve” champion. In the Quick Carve competition local carver Mitch Hokanson, originally from Happy Camp and now living in Redding, created three great carvings, one hour each to sweep the title. Hokanson received $250 cash and a new Stihl Chainsaw donated by Trees Inc. Second place went to Matt Hambrook of LaCenter, Washington and Ryan Anderson from Florence, Oregon was third.

    In the main competition, Jacob Lucas from Bonny Lake, Washington walked away with the first place $1000.00 championship check.

    “It was truly a magical weekend that turned a seven foot log into an amazing piece of art,” said fair CEO Cliff Munson. “This is a great addition to our 2014 Expo and it will be back in 2015!”

    Mark Herrington of Wilkeson, WA was second, Ryan Anderson was third and Donald Benson of Olympia, Washington rounded out the top four. (more…)

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    The 2014 Siskiyou Central Credit Union Sportsmen’s Expo and NorCal Invitational Chainsaw Carving Championships March 15 & 16 will include opportunities to buy the daily quick carves at auction. Auctions are Saturday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 3:30 pm.

    “It is the community’s chance to get involved and take home some great carvings,” said fair CEO Cliff Munson. “The carver that is the top money earner for the weekend will win $250 cash and a Stihl chainsaw donated by Trees Inc.”

    There will be many items on display for sale and the main carve competition will be judged at 2:00 pm on Sunday with the champion taking home a $1000.00 cash prize! Come both big days so you don’t miss out on the transformation of the main carve from a chunk of pine to a masterpiece! Join us for a weekend of fun and take home a great memory at the 2014 Siskiyou Central Credit Union Sportsmen’s Expo and NorCal Invitational Chainsaw Carving Championships, March 15 & 16 in Yreka. See you at the Expo. (more…)

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    The 2014 Exhibitor Handbook will be going to print in early March and we have a few spaces left for local businesses to advertise! Due to unforeseen circumstances, the fair is producing the handbook in house this year and the advertising helps us get the book out so that more than 5,000 competitive entries are entered into our fair.

    Past advertisers were sent a letter and their 2013 ad asking for support, but if you are a business that is looking for ways to support the community and get some valuable advertising in front of thousands of people, the exhibitor handbook is for you! (more…)

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    Have you outgrown your outdoor recreation toys and want to sell them? The Siskiyou Central Credit Union Sportsman’s Expo & NorCal Invitational Chainsaw Carving Championships will give you that opportunity at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds on March 15 & 16 2014.

    The Sportsman’s Expo is the perfect venue for sellers and buyers of used outdoor recreation equipment including boats, trailers, ATVs, trucks, etc. For a $15 fee sellers can purchase a space to park your “toy” at the Expo and put a “for sale” sign on it (one item per space). The fee will include one admission to the 8th Siskiyou Credit Union Sportsman’s Expo. You will be coming to the Expo anyway so why don’t you try to make a little cash while you are at it! Buyers will be able to browse through the lot and take home a new toy for recreation fun. (more…)

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    The 10th DAA Friends of the Fair invite you and your “sweetie” to their monthly BINGO night, to be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Greenhorn Grange in Yreka. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with early bird games starting at 6:30 pm and regular BINGO games immediately following.

    This monthly fundraiser for the non-profit arm of the Siskiyou Golden Fair features all your favorite BINGO patterns, as well as pull tabs for an extra opportunity to win money and prizes! For a Valentine’s Day special, bring two friends with you, and receive a free early bird game package. There will also be a special “sweetheart” door prize given away, valued at $50.00! (more…)

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    On March 13, Siskiyou Golden Fair junior livestock exhibitors have the opportunity to gain needed knowledge and information about getting market animals to the annual junior livestock auction using industry approved practices.

    The Siskiyou Golden Fair will present “How to Get to Auction the Right Way.” This program will include a presentation from award winning livestock judge and Nutrena Feed representative Frank Ward and new rules for the 2014 fair. This seminar will count as quality assurance training for all junior livestock exhibitors that attend. The information presented will be beneficial for parents and leaders as well as the junior exhibitors.

    “We are very excited to bring this program to our junior livestock exhibitors,” said fair CEO Cliff Munson. “There is so much to learn about the proper way to raise and care for project animals and we want to help the junior exhibitors as much as possible.”

    The program is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, starting at 6:00 pm at the Yreka CALFIRE Facility where all the Junior Livestock Auction Committee meetings are held. (more…)

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     style=The 2014 Siskiyou Central Credit Union Sportsmen’s Expo is looking for a couple of local carvers for the first ever NorCal Invitational Chainsaw Carving Championships to held during the Expo March 14, 15 & 16.

    “This is an opportunity for a local carver or two to compete with West Coast Professionals for cash and prizes,” stated CEO Cliff Munson. “What a great addition to an already action packed Sportsmen’s Expo.”

    If you know a local chainsaw carver, encourage them to contact the fair office for more information by February 14, 2014. (more…)

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    The 2014 fair theme is “The Spirit of Siskiyou” and we are asking your to help in keeping the spirit alive by donating to our Siskiyou Golden Fair awards program.

    We are asking for your support so that we can continue this tradition. It is especially rewarding to see our youth beaming at the awards presentation as they hook a new buckle onto their belt. For some it will be the only award of this caliber they will ever win. It is always great to see folks in the community still wearing their buckle decades after winning it at the Siskiyou Golden Fair.

    It takes about ten thousand dollars to provide awards at the fair and historically we received about $4000.00 from the community. With the state budget crisis eliminating 100% of state support for fairs in 2011, we need to increase our donations from our community. (more…)

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    An annual tradition is back for 2014, the Siskiyou Golden Fair theme contest. In 2013 it was decided to celebrate the 40th birthday of longtime fair mascot “Ol’ Nugget with “Ol’ Nugget’s Birthday Bash” but 2014 returned to tradition.

    The 10th DAA Board of Directors selected the winning theme at the January board meeting, “The Spirit of Siskiyou,” from amongst 34 entries and the winner is Gayla Lynch of Yreka. Lynch will receive the admission and carnival ticket package worth $132.00.

    “It is great that our forefathers decided to have an agricultural fair 155 years ago to celebrate our culture and heritage,” stated fair CEO Cliff Munson. “Come on out and get in The Spirit of Siskiyou August 6-10, 2014 at your Siskiyou Golden Fair.” (more…)

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    The Siskiyou Golden Fair is seeking clubs and organizations that have a green thumb or two for the annual Flower Garden Competition.

    “This competition adds so much color, culture and beauty to the annual fair” stated CEO Cliff Munson, “We encourage groups and organizations in Siskiyou County to sign up and add a happy splash of color to this year’s fair August 6-10.”

    Clubs must be “official” clubs and can have either adult or youth membership or both. Entry forms, guidelines and rules are available now at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds or online at www.sisqfair.com and must be returned by March 15, 2014. (more…)

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    A new class has been added for junior exhibitors competing at the 2014 Siskiyou Golden Fair. Market turkeys have been added to the fair time show lineup and the Junior Livestock Auction sale order. Turkeys will be housed in the Siskiyou Youth Sheep Barn and the poultry judge will be lining up the entries on the evening of Wednesday August 6th.

    Turkeys entered in the 2014 fair cannot be over 24 weeks old and will be required to weigh between 20 and 45 pounds and can be either hens or toms. The turkeys will follow the rules and regulations of all poultry entries and will not be allowed on the grounds prior to the mandatory poultry inspection.

    “This is a great opportunity for kids that don’t have a farm or ranch to raise an animal project” stated CEO, Cliff Munson, “Another small animal project simply gives our youth another chance to participate.” (more…)

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    Packets and record book forms for junior livestock exhibitors showing as independents at the 2014 Siskiyou Golden Fair, are ready to be picked up at the fair office.

    All Independent Exhibitors must register with the Siskiyou Golden Fair office no later than March 3, 2014. An Independent Exhibitor is someone who does not show livestock through an organization like 4-H, FFA or Grange. Independent exhibitors are required to attend meetings, perform one community service, and maintain a record book regarding their livestock project. The Independent Livestock Exhibitor packet is only required for market animal projects that wish to sell in the Junior Livestock Auction. (more…)

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     style=The 9th annual Siskiyou Sportsmen’s Expo is sporting a new sponsor–the Siskiyou Central Credit Union. The Siskiyou Central Credit Union will also be hosting a new event, the NorCal Invitational Chainsaw Carving Championships! The 9th annual Expo is just bigger and better than ever. The event is actively seeking vendors for this big two day event March 15 & 16, 2014.

    “Let us customize a spot for you at this year’s expo” stated CEO Cliff Munson. “Two Big Days with fun for the whole family.”

    The Siskiyou Bowmen will have the archery range set up, Fish and Game sponsored fishing for the kids, the Siskiyou motorsports Show-N-Shine, the Head and Horns display and competition, Safari International Sensory Exhibit, and much, much more. Get your booth today for the 9th annual Siskiyou Central Credit Union Sportsmen’s Expo and NorCal Invitational Chainsaw Carving Championships! Vendor applications are available online at www.sisqfair.com or in the office at 1712 Fairlane Road Yreka, CA 96097. (more…)

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    In 1996, three moms, with kids that were quickly becoming adults, wanted to keep their fair memories alive and growing. After a meeting with CEO Rebecca Desmond, it was decided that the best way to stay involved was to create the 10th District Agricultural Association Friends of the Fair. For more than 15 years, the Friends of the Fair manned the information booth, assisted with interim events and helped fund fair improvement projects. In 2011, due to the state budget crisis and the elimination of all fair funding, the 10th D.A.A. Friends of the Fair was asked to expand the original vision to include fair sustainability.

    “It is our intention to save our fair for future generations,” stated CEO Cliff Munson. “Since 1859 when the fair first started it has showcased the culture, history and heritage of our great county and presently the Friends of the Fair is focused on creating an endowment that will insure that the fair is sustained forever.” (more…)

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    The year 2014 marks 155 years since the first fair was held in Siskiyou County and the 10th District Agricultural Association is actively seeking theme ideas to celebrate the historic event! After taking a year off last year to celebrate “Ol’ Nugget’s 40th Birthday Bash” the theme contest is back for 2014.

    “The Board of Directors are anxiously awaiting community input,” stated fair CEO Cliff Munson.

    The 2014 theme will be selected at the 10th D.A.A. meeting on January 21.

    All Siskiyou County residents, clubs and organizations are eligible to enter once, and because the prior year’s theme was board selected, everyone in the county is eligible to enter! The theme must be six words or less and the name of the fair is not part of the theme.

    The 2014 theme needs to be “catchy” and usable in fair advertising and promotion. Remember, this theme sets the motif for the construction of feature booths, flower arrangements, cake decorations, and more. Entries must be in the fair office by Friday, January 3rd to be considered eligible. The selected theme will be used in its entirety or as a building block for the 2014 fair. (more…)

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    The unseasonably warm weather has done nothing to dampen the holiday spirit at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds! Saturday, November 23 will mark the 8th anniversary of one of the happiest events of the year, where everyone will be able to begin some fabulous shopping for the 2013 holiday season. From the unique to the traditional, over 70 vendors will fill the space with holiday cheer.

    “Unique items that are sure to please – crafts and collectibles for everyone in the family,” stated CEO Cliff Munson, “The smell of the holidays will be in the air.” (more…)

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