Celebrating Yesteryear at the Colusa County Fair

The 2016 Colusa County Fair is looking to provide an experience of days gone by with the return of the Tilt-a-Whirl, the Farris Wheel, and a live performance in the Grandstands.Held, June 9, through, June 12, the Colusa County Fair’s theme “Homemade, Homegrown, History” will recapture the look and feel of the Colusa County Fair many remember.

Held, June 9, through, June 12, the Colusa County Fair’s theme “Homemade, Homegrown, History” will recapture the look and feel of the Colusa County Fair many remember.“We are excited to bring back some of the classic carnival rides like the tilt-a-whirl, the hammer, and others, “ said Fair CEO, Jonathan Howard, “We are featuring for the first time a major performance in the Grandstands.”

“We are excited to bring back some of the classic carnival rides like the tilt-a-whirl, the hammer, and others, “ said Fair CEO, Jonathan Howard, “We are featuring for the first time a major performance in the Grandstands.”The Grandstand Stage will provide the ultimate Michael Jackson Experience with performances by “Who’s Bad” on Saturday, June 11. Tickets are available on the Fairgrounds website.

The Grandstand Stage will provide the ultimate Michael Jackson Experience with performances by “Who’s Bad” on Saturday, June 11. Tickets are available on the Fairgrounds website.“This is sort of a

“This is sort of a one shot deal,” said Howard. “It’s important that the concert be successful so that we can continue to bring in more concerts in years to come,” he said.Howard also commented that if the concert is successful, he hopes to implement concerts at the fairgrounds year round.

Howard also commented that if the concert is successful, he hopes to implement concerts at the fairgrounds year round.The fun doesn’t stop with the return of vintage rides and a live performance. Howard commented that Kid’s World at the Colusa County Fair will be expanded, and provide a variety of family fun. Lastly, there is no need to take the heat; Kid’s World, the Main Stage, and Etechepare Stage, will have shade covers making the event more comfortable.

The fun doesn’t stop with the return of vintage rides and a live performance. Howard commented that Kid’s World at the Colusa County Fair will be expanded, and provide a variety of family fun. Lastly, there is no need to take the heat; Kid’s World, the Main Stage, and Etechepare Stage, will have shade covers making the event more comfortable.A few years ago, the Colusa County Fair went to an all digital premium book; with the sponsorship of Davis Machine Shop in Meridian, the 2016 Colusa County Fair Premium Book has been printed.

A few years ago, the Colusa County Fair went to an all digital premium book; with the sponsorship of Davis Machine Shop in Meridian, the 2016 Colusa County Fair Premium Book has been printed.Since becoming the CEO of the Colusa County Fair, Howard commented that his excitement had grown increasingly with the idea of bringing the fair back to what it once represented.

Since becoming the CEO of the Colusa County Fair, Howard commented that his excitement had grown increasingly with the idea of bringing the fair back to what it once represented.Taking a Look Back at the Colusa County Fair History

Taking a Look Back at the Colusa County Fair HistoryThe 44th District Agricultural Association (44th DAA) history began before the turn of the century. This year it is celebrating its 77th year.

The 44th District Agricultural Association (44th DAA) history began before the turn of the century. This year it is celebrating its 77th year.
Formed in 1899, the 44th District Agricultural Association, held what is called the first in a modern series of annual expositions (Colusa County Fair) in 1900.E.C. Peart was dubbed the “father” of the Colusa County Fair. Previous publications on the origin of the fair described Peart as a merchant who in spite of poor health had been in business in various locations of Colusa County since 1870.

E.C. Peart was dubbed the “father” of the Colusa County Fair. Previous publications on the origin of the fair described Peart as a merchant who in spite of poor health had been in business in various locations of Colusa County since 1870.It was Peart, who in 1899 was the owner of the Bargain House

It was Peart, who in 1899 was the owner of the Bargain House on Fifth and Market who helped to organize the 44th DAA.
Just as many Colusa County business people and individuals have done, and continue to do today; Peart followed his philosophy of supporting his community and it’s County Fair.“The fair is beneficial to the community,” according to Will S. Green, Daily Sun editor who wrote and published the statement in 1899. “It lets the outside world know that there is such a place as Colusa, brings about a friendly rivalry between pumpkin, grain, fruit, sheep, cattle and horse raisers and is an inducement for everyone to improve on what they raise,” he wrote.

“The fair is beneficial to the community,” according to Will S. Green, Daily Sun editor who wrote and published the statement in 1899. “It lets the outside world know that there is such a place as Colusa, brings about a friendly rivalry between pumpkin, grain, fruit, sheep, cattle and horse raisers and is an inducement for everyone to improve on what they raise,” he wrote.. . . and so it goes; just as it was in the beginning, The Colusa County Fair remains a huge part of the pride, promotion and love of what the people of Colusa County are so very proud of sharing with its visitors.

. . . and so it goes; just as it was in the beginning, The Colusa County Fair remains a huge part of the pride, promotion and love of what the people of Colusa County are so very proud of sharing with its visitors.Howard commented that growing up in Colusa he knew that the Colusa County Fair was something special and it remains something special still.

Howard commented that growing up in Colusa he knew that the Colusa County Fair was something special and it remains something special still.“It’s an annual reunion of family and friends from all over the county,” he said.

“It’s an annual reunion of family and friends from all over the county,” he said.“If you move away or go away to college you always try to come back for the

“If you move away or go away to college you always try to come back for the fair” he said. “It’s a place to see everyone once again.”

This year along with the remembrances of the past, the memories of things homemade, homegrown and historic, the fair is moving forward as well.

The entertainment, includes some new exciting acts such as Riccardo Alonzo; a UV Speed Painter, Sacred Fire Fire Dancers, Freddie Prez with interactive games, and of course the Who’s Bad concert. Along with the new will be some returning acts such as the fan favorite Flo the Clown, and Keith Bear; Native American flutist, traditional storyteller and flute maker, and the ever popular Destruction Derby.

“We really want to recapture our history while bringing new and exciting things to the fair,” said Howard.

Just as Will S. Green said in 1899; “The fair is beneficial to the community.”
Howard agrees and commented that he and the 44th DAA board members are so thankful for the way the community continues to support the fair.
To be a part of the fair, to volunteer or to become a sponsor for an act, event or area of the fair please call the Colusa County Fairgrounds office at (530) 458-2641.

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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.