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California’s oldest fair opens Thursday in Dixon

By From page A6 | May 07, 2014

The Dixon May Fair, which was first held in 1876, will open the gates on Thursday for the 139th time, presenting all the traditions of the spring event plus a few new twists.

The fair showcases local and regional music; livestock shows; exhibits of quilts, jams, art, garden produce and flowers; professional bull riding and a hot rod tractor pull.

A wine pavilion is hope to an amateur winemaking competition. Students have created dresses out of recycled grocery bags and duct tape, and a classic car show is complemented by rock and roll music on Saturday.

There’s a free Kids Zone, a train ride, strolling entertainers and an Extreme K9s dog show.

The fair runs through Sunday at the fairgrounds at 655 S. First St. in Dixon. Special promotions include $5 Thrifty Thursday, Kids Day on Friday, a canned food drive on Friday and a special treat for moms on Sunday.

For advance tickets and more information, visit www.DixonMayFair.com.

Enterprise staff

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