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    The 2014 Siskiyou Golden Fair Diaper Derby was an exciting come-from-behind-outta-nowhere win in the final stretch. Shealynn Rose Thompson, daughter of Amanda Vaughn (pictured above), was quickest down the carpet to capture the 2014 crown.

    Shealynn will receive a $50 gift card from Tri Counties Bank and bragging rights for the next year.

    “You just can’t beat a good diaper derby,” said fair CEO, Cliff Munson. “There is electricity in the air when families gather to cheer on their young contestants!” (more…)

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    Junior Poultry Awards: Michael Riehm , Montague,Champion Market Pen of Poultry, Anya Ireson-Janke, Greenhorn 4-H,Senior Advanced Showman, Blakeley Hittson, Grenada 4-H, Junior Advanced and Overall Showman, Tessa Ireson-Janke, Greenhorn 4-H, Beginning Showman. Blakeley Hittson, Best of Show

    Junior Turkey Awards: Jesse Martin, Etna, Champion, Trey Bradford, Etna FFA Reserve, Preston Munson, Etna FFA Sr. Advanced Showman & Overall Showman, Jesse Martin, Etna Jr. Advanced Showman, Blakeley Hittson, Grenada 4-H, Beginning Showman

    Junior Rabbit Awards: Matt Ward, Yreka FFA, Champion Market Pen, Laney Spencer, Montague, Reserve Champion Market Pen, Gabriella Riehm, Yreka FFA, Senior Advanced & Overall Showman, Leasa Lindstrand, Montague, Junior Advanced Showman, Cali White, Gazelle 4-H, Beginning Showman, Makenna Letendre, Big Springs 4-H, Primary Showman

    Junior Cavy Awards: Nonna Simmons, Klamath River, Senior Advanced & Overall Showman, Hunter Harris, Fort Jones 4-H, Jr. Advanced Showman

    Junior Goat Awards: Daniel Beck, Montague, Champion Market Goat, Myra Whipple, Big Springs 4-H, Reserve Market Goat, Matt Ward, Yreka FFA, Senior Advanced Showman, Marissa Budesilich, Greenhorn 4-H, Junior Advanced & Overall Showman, Kaitlynn Beck, Montague & Allison Deaton Alturas, Beginning Showmanship. Matt Ward, Yreka FFA, Champion Milk Goat, Marissa Budesilich, Greenhorn 4-H, Reserve Milk Goat (more…)

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    Results from the 2014 Siskiyou Golden Fair’s Scott Valley Bank CCPRA rodeo, held on Saturday, August 9.

    California Outdoor Properties Bareback Riding Champion – Casey Meroshnekoff, Red Bluff

    Clarity Medial Spa Calf Roping Champion – Taylor Santos, Creston

    Rex Club Saddle Bronc Champion – Ad Bugenig, Fortuna

    Fawaz Farming Breakaway Roping Champion – Carly Twisselman, Shandon

    Outlaw Saddles & Silver Steer Wrestling – In memory of Freda Wilson – Champion – Lane Wilson, Montague (more…)

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    C.J. Cash won the 2014 Community Bull Riding event at the Siskiyou Golden Fair on Thursday night. Cash had the only qualifying ride out of the 18 competitors, with a score of 78.

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    The mother-daughter duo of Angela and Katrina Martinez won the Adult Division of the Buffalo Broadcasting Talent Show at Siskiyou Golden Fair on Wednesday. (more…)

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    Blake Crovelle won the teen division of the Buffalo Broadcasting Talent Show at the Sikiyou Golden Fair on Wednesday night.

    Video of the winning adult act, and a video of other contestants will be posted later this morning. (more…)

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    Below is the schedule of events for Thursday at the Siskiyou Golden Fair, as well as a map of the fair. You can download the entire schedule as a PDF file by clicking here.

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    Fourteen-year-old Blake Crovelle won the teen division (under 16) of the Buffalo Broadcasting Talent Show at the Siskiyou Golden Fair on Wednesday night. Crovelle sang his original song, “Burning” and played guitar.

    Kassidy Fitzpatrick was second and Raylene Hansen finished third.

    The mother-daughter duo of Angela and Katrina Martinez took the adult championship (16 and over). Second was Melissa Owens and third was Kayla Woods. Woods is a former teen division champ.

    The winners of both divisions will be performing on the Siskiyou Central Credit Union Mall Stage again on Thursday from 3:00 – 3:45. (more…)

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    While there have been some rumors that the Siskiyou Golden Fair is, or may be, canceled, that is not the case. A text to fair CEO Cliff Munson asking if there was any truth to the rumors, brought this reply.

    “None whatsoever.”

    Everything is on track to start as planned, according to Munson.

    “The 2014 Siskiyou Golden Fair has the carnival setting up and the barns are decorated for ‘The Spirit of Siskiyou.’ Fine Arts and Home Arts competitive exhibits have been judged and the displays are set for our opening on
    Wednesday August 6 at 3:00 pm. The Siskiyou Golden Fair Board of Directors and staff have our Siskiyou community in our thoughts. Come on out and catch the Spirit of Siskiyou.” (more…)

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    The Siskiyou Golden Fair is thrilled that the Siskiyou STAGE will once again be offering free rides on all routes on Friday August 8, 2014. All routes are free for riders all day long and a special shuttle will be implemented to get folks from the Yreka Shopping Center to the special bus stop at the fairgrounds.

    Free Fare Friday coincides with Medical Center Pharmacy and Emeritus at Meadowlark Senior Day again this year.

    “A fare free ride, free fair admission for all citizens over 62 years of age, and attractions galore will give Siskiyou County seniors an enjoyable day out with very little cost,” ssaid fair CEO Cliff Munson. “It is great to work with the STAGE to give everyone a chance to enjoy the fair.” (more…)

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    Robert Butler, local columnist, tractor enthusiast and a great friend of the Siskiyou Golden Fair has been selected as the 2014 Lifetime Pass Award. Robert was selected by the 10th D.A.A. Board of Directors to receive the 2014 Lifetime Pass Award at the June Board of Directors meeting. Robert has brought his restored antique tractors to the Siskiyou Golden Fair for more than 25 years.

    “Bob and Jackie have several John Deere tractors and a really special Farmall that is a favorite of the young and young at heart,” said fair CEO Cliff Munson. “We have so many supporters, but with over 25 years exhibiting his tractors, Robert Butler truly has ‘The Spirit of Siskiyou!’ Robert has spent thousands of hours restoring tractors and we really appreciate him letting us all enjoy them at the fair each year.” (more…)

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    The 2014 Siskiyou Golden Fair is excited to announce the all new Thursday Night CINCH Jeans & Shirts Bull Riding and we are now seeking bull riders that would like to be part of the show!

    Any bull rider that is interested in participating needs to get in contact with Jeff Davis of Four Star Rodeo Company at (530) 604-3655 either by phone or text to be eligible for the “invitation” to this new and exciting event.

    CINCH Jeans & Shirts partnered with the fair to make this a “Friends of the Fair” fundraiser this year and only the box seats have been sold for the event. All the rest of the seats are free with paid admission to the fair.

    “Come to the fair and see a world class bull riding event,” said fair CEO, Cliff Munson. “A donation to the Friends of the Fair would be appreciated but it is not mandatory.” (more…)

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    Paul Maurer Shows, our family friendly carnival provider is once again offering a great early bird pre-sale carnival coupon for the 2014 fair in partnership with Baymont Inn & Holiday Inn Express of Yreka. Pre-sale $20 wristband coupons are available at the following following Siskiyou County locations: Chevron and Miner Street Station in Yreka, Chevron in Fort Jones, Lake Street Station and Sports & Spirits in Mount Shasta, Mountain View Chevron, Handi Stop and Weed Chevron in Weed.

    Tickets are $20.00 pre-sale and that will save 30% off the fair time ticket price of $28.00. Carnival Riders must meet the 36” height minimum and be three years old. Carnival wrist bands are good for one day of use only. Carnival wristbands will be available at the above locations until close of business on Tuesday August 6.

    “I want to personally thank Paul Maurer Shows, Baymont Inn and Holiday Inn Express for helping our community by offering $20.00 pre-sale carnival coupons,” said fair CEO Cliff Munson. “With the 28 or more rides and a chance to go all day this is a great value for the community.” (more…)

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    Each year the Siskiyou Golden Fair honors an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond supporting our fairgrounds. For 2014, Home Arts Department Supervisor Margret Atwood was selected by the 10th D.A.A. Board of Directors to receive the Western Fairs Association “Blue Ribbon Award” for her 33 years of commitment and dedication supporting “The Sprit of Siskiyou.”

    Starting with the Miss Siskiyou Contest in 1981, moving to the Home Arts Building in 1989 and culminating with eight years as the Home Arts Supervisor, Margret has dedicated thousands of hours to the cause. Margret and the Gamma Pi Sorority take pride in turning the Armory building into one of the premier home arts displays in the state each year. From the extensive quilt display to clothing and textiles, the home arts building is one of the jewels of the Siskiyou Golden Fair.

    “Margret announced that 2014 will be her last year as Home Arts Building Supervisor in early May,” said fair CEO Cliff Munson. “Please go by the home arts building this year and thank her for all her support over the years.”

    Traditionally, Margret and her husband Ken have taken the last Sunday shift of the fair in the Home Arts Building and this year it will be a celebration of 33 years of service and more fair food meals than Ken can count. (more…)

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