Get Your Ride On at the El Dorado County Fair

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 13, 2017 / comments

El Dorado County Fair, “Ribbons and Rides” Thursday, June 15 – Father’s Day, Sunday June 18
Tickets: Pre-sale: $9-Regular, $6 Junior & Senior; During the Fair: $10-Regular, $8 Junior & Senior. Attendees with active duty military ID get in FREE. Parking $6 per car or take the free shuttle.

Rides: For the second year, Paul Maurer Shows will be providing the excitement that so many fairgoers are looking for at the El Dorado County Fair, June 15 thru Father’s Day June 18th in Placerville.
Paul Maurer Shows proved last year that safety and customer satisfaction are of absolute, utmost priority when setting up and running their rides. “Their customer service and satisfaction is absolutely outstanding” exclaims Jody Gray, CEO. “They clearly put safety and their customer’s needs above anything else; we are so glad to have them back.”
Paul Maurer Shows is known for its unique, brightly-painted rides with their sparking lights that shine brightly at night, including their newest ride, a thrill seekers favorite, the 55’ tall “Rock Star.” Then there is the spectacular light show on the 70’ tall “Giant Wheel or the 60’ tall Zipper. Of course, you wouldn’t want to miss the 100’ tall Super-Shot—guaranteed to take your breath away! And Paul Maurer Shows makes sure the little ones have their own thrill rides, with smaller, tamer rides for the younger set.

Four Legs, Two Wheels and True Grit:
Grab a seat and be entertained. The Grandstands at El Dorado County Fair have free events Friday, Saturday and Sunday for your enjoyment.
Friday night is Rodeo Night. Grab your buckaroos and watch Mutton Bustin’. There is nothing more exciting than watching a group of youngsters grab ahold of that sheep and hold tight aiming for eight seconds of glory. These are cowboys and cowgirls in the making right here. Separated in two age groups, boys and girls seven and under, don their helmets and close their eyes and go! Be sure to clap for all these brave kiddos! (Participant check-in at 6:00pm, show starts at 6:30)
Right after Mutton Bustin’, stick around for Humpz and Horns BullFest. These bulls are fresh and kickin’ and the cowboys do an amazing job hanging on for their eight second ride. The antics of the rodeo clowns will crack you up in between these suspenseful rides.
Saturday night at 6:00 pm brings our third annual Hometown Track Challenge. All ATV enthusiasts should take advantage of the opportunity, not only to take a ride on the ¼ mile clay track with obstacles abound, but compete for bragging rights and a must-have first place trophy. Anyone with a quad, side-by-side can enter (there are several different age groups) then compete against each other with a special challenge at the end. This is a timed event; participants can sign up before Fair or up to an hour before the event and must bring their own ride and safety gear.
Last, but definitely not least, for Father’s Day, the Kiwanis’ John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races are Sunday evening (this year beginning promptly at 4:30). El Dorado County Fair is the only place you can ever see a race of this kind. Endurance, strength and true grit is what it takes to win this race, along with the ability to endure a bit of muddy water. This race always gets the crowd on their feet cheering for their favorite team as well as the underdog.