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El Dorado Fairgrounds

100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667
530-621-5860
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Placerville
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Home to the county fair each June and host of the El Dorado County Wine Competition, Gateway to the Sierra Sportsman's Expo, Miss El Dorado, 4th of... more » Owner description: Home to the county fair each June and host of the El Dorado County Wine Competition, Gateway to the Sierra Sportsman's Expo, Miss El Dorado, 4th of July Family Blast, Placerville Speedway, plus weddings, reunions, cultural events, more. « less
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Sacramento, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This fairgrounds made a perfect base camp. The stables were used to house evacuated horses from the Sand Fire. The buildings were great for mass feedings of fire fighting personnel. The parking and drive through made it easy to load equipment and supplies. Great job to the County for having a plan to use this place for an evac center... More

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Lompoc, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Great venue for concerts and of course our fair. We enjoy even going on weekends espcially as a fun place to walk with our dog. We think this is one of the quaintest and prettiest fair grounds in the state.

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Folsom, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

$ good deal family fun, alot great food. It a must for locals and great for a 1 vacation. Ideal for first dates. I would say for a local fair it 1 of the best in foothills.

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Lotus, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

It is a nice small cournty fair. with alot of animals in the back, and 4 H shows. The pig races are fun, not many rides, but they were fun. the mid way carnies were really nice, actually and gave the little girl I was with (in a wheelchair with broken leg) extra prizes when she played their games! the... More

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Sacramento, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

They dont take care of anything. Everything is over priced because the fairgrounds gouges vendors!

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Diamond Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

We exhibit 4H animals each year at our County Fair. Each year our kids look forward to camping and enjoying the Fair. They get to see and visit with friends from school and friends from Fair. It is a safe, fun, family oriented event. Our kids have participated in the Wheel Barrow Races, watched bands and cheered on their friends... More

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Placerville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Nothing beats fair food so after my daily intake of a corn dog and a 20-30 taco I usually head to the gelato stand. Everyone is so friendly.

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Attended the 2011 El Dorado County Fair and enjoyed not only the 4H animals, but also the entertainment which was included in the price of admission. The bathrooms were very clean and well supplied. We had such a good time, we are planning on coming back for this years fair, June 14-17!

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Cool, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

What a great night we had at the Fairgrounds!!! More crab than we could eat. The facility was great. Live music, great food. What a blast. Can't wait until next year!!!

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Placerville, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Typical fairgrounds, rides, food stands, they have a museum on site which is cool. They also allow people to lease time in their covered arena for their horses, especially useful during bad weather.

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